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, program of the year, and many other categories involving animated series, movies and films. For the first time in the 2001 edition, Cartoons on the Bay will hand out awards for Internet animation. The entry deadline is January 21, 2001. For more information and registration forms, visit the festival Web site, call (++ 39) 0637-498-315, or fax (++ 39) 0637-515-631, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about last year's edition of the festival in the May 2000 issue of Animation World magazine. In "Cartoons On The Bay: On The Internet Front," Annick Teninge journeyed to television's festival in Positano, only to find that they were talking about (what else?) but the Internet.