Organizers of the 11th annual Cartoons on the Bay festival and market are now accepting competition submissions of animated series, pilots, short films, TV specials and social and educational programs. Heald each year in beautiful Positano, Italy, 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 will decide the winners of Pulcinella awards for the main categories, which now include Best Music Score and Best Digital Library. Three grand prizes will be awarded for Best Animated Character of the Year, Best Series of the Year and Best European Program of the Year.
Last year, Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo, created by Joe Murray, was the top winner on the bay, taking Best TV Series, Best Series for Children and Best Character for Lazlo. Other big winners included Pocoyo from Zinka Ent. and Granada International (Best Preschool Show, Best European Program) and The Amazing Adrenelini Brothers from Pesky and Studio B (Best TV Series for All Ages). Winners in past years include Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.
To submit a production or view more information on this year’s Cartoons on the Bay, go to www.cartoonsbay.com.