Cartoons On The Bay Deadline Jan. 15

Organizers have set Jan. 15, 2006 as the deadline for submissions for the 10th annual Cartoons on the Bay International Festival of Television Animation. The fest and Pulcinella Awards ceremony will once again be held In Positano, Italy, from April 5-9.

Animation producers are encouraged to submit their properties in eight categories: Pre-school Series, Children’s Series, Action-Adventure Series, All Audiences Series, TV Series Pilots, Short Films, TV Specials and Social and Educational Programs. In addition to statuettes for these categories, the International Jury will award three Grand Prizes for the Best Animated Character of the Year, the Best Series of the Year and Best European Program of the Year.

Winners of the 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 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

email: [email protected]