First Day at Cartoon Digital Online
This first day at Cartoon Digital went as a breeze, with a morning dedicated to an Italian Coaching Programme, including One-to-one Meetings, and an afternoon with 3 insightful keynotes.
The Coaching Programme gathering Italian students and young talents offer them a sneak peek into the professional world of animation. They’re accompanied by Agnès Bizzaro who coached them, this year online, with a thorough presentation explaining the tips and tricks of “How to pitch”.
The afternoon started with the Opening Words: we were welcomed by Luca Milano (RAI Ragazzi), Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke (Cartoon Italia), Alessandra Zedda (Regione Sardegna), Giovanni Chessa (Regione Sardegna), Nevina Satta (Sardegna Film Commission), Cristian Jezdic (Cartoon Italia). Great partners to support Cartoon Digital!
We had then the pleasure to hear Shamik Majumdar & Orion Ross (from The Walt Disney Company – EMEA) discussing the new trends and ever-successful series at Disney in their keynote “Disney EMEA Animation: New Voices & New Frontiers”.
"Digital distribution has opened Disney' scope for more diverse content and characters. We're looking for best-in-class creators and never-seen-before styles & talents!"
In her talk “International Social Platform and AVoD”, Lara Oliveti (Melazeta, Italy) gives a straightforward idea of what her studio has achieved in mixing animation and interactive games by applying the gamification method.
"Our aim is to try to translate difficult problems or concepts into simple and pleasant interactive content."
The last talk of the day was lead by Miles Bullough (co-founder & DM at Wildseed) & Marco Berardi (CEO at BOING) introducing the fantastic initiative that they’ve launched together with Cartoon Italia "What a cartoonist" and laying down all the learnings that came out of this bold experience.