Madrid Welcomes Cartoon Springboard

As part of its objective of building into a key industry hub in the European animation and VFX landscape, Spain’s Madrid will host for the first time an edition

of renowned training event Cartoon Springboard, which will run Oct. 25-27. 24 animated series and feature film projects by young European talents will be presented at

the meeting, where a panel of experts will mentor the selected writers, directors, and producers with the aim of strengthening their projects both creatively and

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cities of Valencia, Valenciennes and Halle.  “Madrid has inked an agreement for Springboard to be held in Madrid for the next three editions,” says Ignacio Carballo,

head of audiovisual industries in the Madrid region. The deal marks a further step in the Spanish region’s goal of becoming a European epicenter of animation and

VFX. “The landing of Cartoon Springboard will help to put Madrid on the map. It is a launching pad for many projects that will add more weight over time,” argues Nico

Matji, president of Pixel Cluster Madrid.  Shortlisted from 49 submissions, the 24 selected projects hail from 12 European countries. With seven projects, Spanish

animation leads the selection followed by France (4), Czech Republic (3), and Denmark (2).