Organizers of the 10th annual Cartoons on the Bay festival and market are now accepting competition submissions in the categories Preschool Series, Children’s Series, Action/Adventure Series, All-Audiences Series, TV Series Pilots, Short Films, TV Specials, Social and Educational Programs. Taking place In Positano, Italy April 5-9, the event will host buyers, television heads, producers, distributors and creative directors from all over Europe.
The deadline for consideration in this year’s competition is Jan 15. An International Jury, based in Positano during the Festival, will award eight statuettes for the main categories, as well as the three grand prizes for Best Animated Character of the Year, Best Series of the Year and Best European Program of the Year.
Winners of this prestigious Pulcinella Awards for 2005 included Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (Best All-Audience Series), Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (Best Action/Adventure Series) and Cartoon Network’s The Cramp Twins (Best Children’s Series). In addition, Foster’s Home’s Bloo won Animated Character of the Year.
Information on the upcoming 2006 Cartoons on the Bay can be found at www.cartoonsbay.com. Competition entries can be sent to:
Director Alfio Bastiancich
Rai Trade – Via Umberto Novaro, 18
00195 Roma, Italy
tel. +39 06 37 498 315
fax +39 06 37 515 631