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Cartoons On The Bay 2001 Starts Next Week

The 5th edition of Cartoons On The Bay, International Festival of Television Animation, will be held in Positano (Amalfi Coast), Italy, April 5-9, 2001. Cartoons on the Bay is the only festival in the world solely dedicated to television animation. Promoted by Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and conceived and organized by Rai Trade, the festival is an international event with awards, workshops, lectures and events centering on the ever-changing world of television animation. The International TV Cartoons Competition (Pulcinella Awards) and the International Conference of Television Animation are two of the many events held during the festival. The various Pulcinella Awards presented include best character of the year, best program of the year, and many other categories involving series, movies and films. For the first time in the 2001 edition, Cartoons on the Bay will hand out awards for Internet animation. AWN's Heather Kenyon will be attending Cartoons on the Bay and acting as the chairperson for a series of special presentations called Focus On The Studios. To be held on the 8th and 9th of April, this section will allow four innovative studios to showcase their facilities and production methodologies. Each one hour presentation will include video clips of the studio's work, a virtual tour of the studio and an opportunity for the audience to ask indepth production questions of the studio's "in the trenches" production staff. The studios confirmed and scheduled are: Alphanim (France), De Mas & Partners (Italy), Odec Kid Cartoons (Belgium) and Wild Brain (USA). For more information and registration forms, visit the festival Website, call ++ 39 0637-498-315, or fax ++ 39 0637-515-631, or e-mail: cartoonsbay@raitrade.it.

If you wish to have a meeting with Heather Kenyon, please send an email to heather@awn.com, with 'Cartoons On The Bay' in the subject of the e-mail.

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