Pitching sessions

The pitching sessions will take place every day in 2 studios simultaneously. The aim of the pitching session is to enable you to present your project to all the broadcasters, financial partners and new platform representatives interested in your project, at once. 


Projects in concept
Each project in concept will be individually presented in 10 minutes. CARTOON will group several projects in concept (4 to 5) for a one-hour presentation, coordinated by a chairperson.

Projects in development/ Films in production / Films in sneak preview
Your session will last no more than 20 min + 5 min at the beginning and at the end of the presentation to let people get in and out of the room (30 min in total). Save some time at the end of the presentation for questions or feedback from the floor (the chairperson will help you with this part). Films in production have to include the screening of an extract of 5 min (animated images) & films in sneak preview have to include an extract of 15 min (animated images) - compulsory). 

To be well prepared

Think ahead of time about:

  • your project’s concept with the description of the characters and the storylines, 
  • your project’s graphics, 
  • the target audience, 
  • the negotiating rights, 
  • the production business plan, 
  • the budget, 
  • the state of advancement of the financial arrangements, 
  • very important: what you expect from the people attending your presentation.


Due to the safety measures we will still have to follow, we won’t be able to offer you the translation service in several languages like it was the case for the previous years. On the one hand, the health management of the translation headsets make this service impossible to manage, on the other hand, the video recording is not compatible with simultaneous translation (it is not possible, at the sound level, to have 5 different languages with simultaneous translation in English and French).
We therefore ask you to pitch your project in English. If no one in your team can properly pitch in English, it will be possible to pitch in your native language if you provide slides with English translation.

Pitching session setting

Since Cartoon Movie 2018, the producers who pitch a project do not longer sit behind a table but stand up. We have observed that the best pitching sessions are mostly done by people who leave their seat and stand up with the microphone in front of the public. The goal is clearly to go for a more dynamic pitch and more entertainment. For more emotions. To talk with conviction and enthusiasm.

Extra Time Corner

A special area will be set up just outside each studio to continue discussions initiated during the pitching session. After the presentation, you can go to the Extra Time corner to welcome people interested in your film.

Compulsory rehearsals for new producers

(never pitched before at Cartoon Movie, Forum or 360)
Producers who pitch for the first time at Cartoon Movie have to arrive in Bordeaux on Tuesday 9 March by 2 pm to rehearse the presentation with the chairperson. We will communicate you online the exact time of your rehearsal in February. Please inform your co-producers, if any. Note that it does not replace the technical meeting

Compulsory technical meeting for all producers

In addition, to be fully prepared for your presentation and to avoid any technical problems, you will have a technical meeting on the day of your presentation in your allocated studio with the technician of the room. The exact time will be communicated to you online in February. The technical meeting is compulsory (whether you are a new producer or not)

List of Attendees

We will scan the badges of the people entering the studio. The list of attendees will be given to your chairperson when the pitching session starts. You will receive a final copy after your presentation at the Extra Time corner and it will also be sent to you by email at the end of your pitching day. 

Sending of promotional material

Here is the address in Bordeaux where you can send promotional material in relation with your project if you don't want to carry it with you.

Palais des Congrès de Bordeaux
Cartoon office (F1+F2) – Marine Petit
Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue
33300 Bordeaux – France
T. +33 5 56 11 99 00
Delivery Area: Parking 4
Contact (+33 5 56 11 88 78) or PC Security (+33 5 56 11 88 73)
Event: Cartoon Movie 2021
Please indicate the title of your project, the number of parcels and the content sent.

You parcel should not reach this location before 5 March and it will be available in the Cartoon Office on site from 8 March. We will not accept responsibility for parcels that will not arrive on time.