Welcome to the 5th Cartoon Springboard!

Cartoon Springboard started on Monday 30 September 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

Experts, European producers, animation professionals and young talents with 24 promising animation projects met in the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Cartoon Springboard is an event dedicated to young talents with an animation project where they can get professional advice to enter the animation industry. +160 participants have registered to the event, some are here to scout for new projects, and among them experts are present to guide, provide help and give instant advice to the young talents.

Our panel of 17 experts, coming from writing, creative, production, broadcasting, distribution, transmedia and financing strands will help these young talents understand where the strengths of their projects lie, how to overcome obstacles and create successful shows ready to be pitched.

3 projects pitched at Cartoon Springboard 2018 have been selected for Cartoon Forum 2019, our pitching and co-pro event for TV series. They have had positive feedback on their presentation and they are now on their way to success! Cartoon Springboard puts young talents in the spotlight.

All in all, since the 1st edition of Cartoon Springboard, 13 projects already presented were selected to pitch at European co-production events Cartoon Forum or Cartoon Movie!

We hope the same success to this year’s projects!

After the welcome words, we started the event with a keynote and a workshop:

  • "How studios pick up projects… and what happens then?"
    by Mark Cumberton (JAM Media - IE)
  • "Workshop about storytelling and story development"
    by Barbara Slade (Blue Arrow Productions - UK)

We finished this colorful day in a friendly atmosphere with our traditional Welcome Dinner.

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