Development support is dedicated to TV series or TV specials at the design, writing or development stages of the projects and intended primarily for television release.
Several phases of work can be considered at this step: graphic research, storyboard, animation test, animatic, pilot, etc.
This support concerns projects carried out by production companies acting as producers or co-executive producers (upon presentation of a contract). The producer will have to take on the artistic, technical and financial responsibility of the project and be able to provide a contract for transfer of copyright, dated and signed, with the projects' author(s)/director(s).
Every animation technique is accepted.
The funding amount for animated TV series or TV special is of €25,000 per project.
Ciclic doesn’t organize specific call for projects. However, the selection is based on the projects pitched at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse 2019, Annecy MIFA TV PItches 2020, Festival national du film d'animation - Rennes Pitches 2020, CEE Animation TV Pitches in Liberec 2020 and Cartoon Springboard in Valencia 2020.
Deadline to apply to Liberec CEE Animation Forum (category series/TV specials): January 10th 2020 (Pitches: 5 - 8 May 2020)
Deadline to apply to Annecy MIFA Pitches TV: February 4th 2020 (Pitches: 16 - 19 June 2020)
Deadline to apply to Rennes Pitches TV: February 9th 2020 (Pitches: 9 - 10 April 2020)
Deadline to apply to Valencia Cartoon Springboard Pitches TV: August 25th 2020 (Pitches: 27 - 29 October 2020)