The eighth edition of Cartoon Movie is set to kick off on March 9 in the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany. The three-day annual event is expected to draw more than 450 film industry professionals to screen 46 films from 13 different European countries.
This year, France (14 films) and Spain (13 films) are the most heavily represented countries. The U.K, Germany, Denmark and Sweden follow with three films each. The program will also include features from Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Estonia.
Among the projects featured are M6 Studio’s Asterix and the Vikings, Method Films’ Renaissance, Les Armateurs’ Kirikou and the Wild Beasts, TV Loonland/Happy Life/ A.Films’ Pettsson and Findus: The Tomte Machine and Rothkirch/Cartoon Films/Warner Bros. Ent.’s Little Polar Bear 2. Spain will be represented by Filmax Animation’s Gisaku, Dygra films’ Midsummer Dream and M5 Audiovisual/Dziki Film’s The Magic Cube.
Also screening this year are 14 films in production or post-production. Thes include Prima Linea’s U, A.Film/MagmaFilms/futurikon/Ulysses’ The Ugly Duckling and Me and Y.C. Aligator Film’s Snow White, the Sequel.
Cartoon Movie is produced with support from the Media Programme of the European Union, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Ministry of France for the Land Brandenburg, the Mitteldeutsch Medienforderung, the FFA and the ILB. More information on the event is available at www.cartoon-media.be