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Cartoon Forum Brings Europeon Grace To Co-Productions

* Thursday, September 21 Saturday, September 23, 2000. Visby, Gotland, Sweden.

Cartoon Forum is the annual European animation co-financing event, organized by Cartoon, the European animation union. The organizers have chosen 79 projects eligible for funding consideration. The selected entries can be viewed at Cartoon's Web site www.cartoon-media.be. The annual Cartoon d'Or prize will be given during the closing session. The five candidates are: BZZ by Benoit Feroumont, Belgium; PONPON by Fabien Drouet, France; PASSPORT by Siri Melchior, U.K.; THE SUSPECT by Jose Miguel Ribeiro, Portugal; and THE MAN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL EYES by Jonathan Hodgson, U.K. These European films were chosen as candidates based on their award-winning performances at selected European animation festivals. The money given is to finance a new film, suitable for television. For more information contact Cartoons Alexandra Tholance Conseil at: Tel.: ++33 6 80 25 52 39; or E-mail: athol@club-internet.fr.

Animation World Magazines article Europe Strikes Back by Heikki Jokinen answers all of our questions about the European Union's MEDIA program, CARTOON, the European Association of Animated Film.

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