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C21 UK Animation Digital Pitch

C21 UK Animation Digital Pitch 2022

In association with UK Global Screen Fund and Animation UK

About the initiative

C21 has launched its first UK Animation Digital Pitch in association with UK Global Screen Fund and Animation UK allowing kids animation creators to connect the best new ideas with the international content community.

The C21 UK Animation Digital Pitch 2022 in association with UK Global Screen Fund and Animation UK is now closed for entries.

ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED.

The partnership with UK Global Screen Fund and Animation UK allows UK kids animation producers to present their projects through C21’s Digital Pitch Platform to the world’s leading kids buyers. These pitches also are exposed to C21’s community of more than 200,000 international entertainment executives around the world, to amplify exposure to the biggest community in television.

"As the UK screen sector adapts to the collective challenges of recent years, it is vital to support independent screen businesses in reaching their potential in the global marketplace. The UK Global Screen Fund is proud to partner with C21 and Animation UK on this important initiative, which provides a unique opportunity for our talented and world-class animation sector to gain exposure to international buyers. I look forward to following the pitches on their journey to international success," says Denitsa Yordanova, head of UK Global Screen Fund, BFI.

"Animation UK is absolutely delighted to be partnering with C21 and the BFI on this exciting new development. We have a globally recognised animation sector, known for its creative excellence, storytelling, iconic characters, humour and inventiveness. The C21 UK Animation Digital pitch provides another way, at just the right time, to showcase our content and ensure it is in front of the buyers and commissioners internationally," says Kate O’Connor, executive chair, Animation UK.

C21Media’s editor-in-chief & managing director David Jenkinson said: “C21 is delighted to host the UK Animation Digital Pitch on C21Screenings. The initiative will harness the power of our global community of more than 200,000 monthly uniques and connect the best projects with commissioners and buyers around the world.”

Ten projects will be shortlisted and selected to present their own digital pitch to a judging panel of leading kids buyers.

The winning pitch will be announced the week of October 3 and will receive a marketing package through C21Media worth £30,000 to support development and pre-sales promotion of the show.

The winning pitch, when released, will also feature as a hero title within the ScreenUK promotional campaign.

The C21 UK Animation Digital Pitch 2022 is open to early-stage projects from UK animation producers. It provides a high visibility opportunity for companies aiming to use C21Media.net as a marketing platform to release new series.

The C21 UK Animation Digital Pitch in association with UK Global Screen Fund and Animation UK, is now open to early-stage projects from UK kids Animation producers until July 22nd, for full terms and conditions please CLICK HERE

ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED.

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Judges

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Orion Ross VP, original programming, animation, media networks Europe & Africa
The Walt Disney Company

Brenda Bisner Chief content officer
Kidoodle.TV, A Parent Media Co., Inc.

Daphne De Beauffort EVP acquisition animation programs, concerts and diversification
TF1

Sebastian Debertin Head of international content, acquisitions & co-productions at KiKA
The children's channel of ARD & ZDF

Adina Pitt VP of content acquisitions, partnerships and co-productions for the Americas
Cartoon Network and kids & family at HBO Max

Chris Rose VP of international production and development
Paramount Global Kids & Family Group