Scotland’s animation summit to focus on France

Scotland’s biggest animation gathering, MOVE Summit, will take place from 20 - 22 February this year in Edinburgh. 

Born in 2016 as a collaboration between animation studios, Interference Pattern and Stampede, MOVE Summit has become the flagship conference for the Scottish animation sector – showcasing the best work from throughout the industry, offering an exciting space for professionals to gather together and get inspired. 

MOVE 2019 is set to be the biggest yet – with capacity for 750 attendees over three days. 

France Focus

This year MOVE Summit’s international focus looks towards France. Creative Europe Desks in the UK and France have teamed up to strengthen French and Scottish links in the animation sector. 

With the support of Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland, MOVE 19 welcomes a delegation of French professionals including the presence of key names like Agnès Bizzaro from Cartoon Springboard, Moïra Marguin and Cécile Blondel from Gobelins -c onsidered the world’s most prestigious animation school - Clémence Bragard from animation association and festival AFCA - Association française du cinéma d'animation (French Association of Animated Cinema) and Margaux Lacoste from Relais Culture Europe / Creative Europe Desk France.

“We are proud to secure the presence of such an incredible line-up of professionals thanks to our collaboration with the Creative Europe Desk in France. Today more than ever, it’s time to reach out, hear other voices and collaborate with European partners. Since the beginning of the project there has been a common understanding that we would like to strengthen the links between Scotland and France.”

Alberto Valverde – Creative Europe Desk UK

“Relais Culture Europe is very pleased to take part to MOVE Summit, as such we believe in collaboration within creative operators in Europe to develop their skills and projects, from encouraging emerging talents and empowerment through good practices between the educational field and industry.”

Margaux Lacoste, Relais Culture Europe

Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland are committed to facilitating connections between Scotland’s creative sectors and European partners, as well as continuing to strengthen Scotland’s ties to key cultural organisations worldwide. 

As part of this, MOVE 2019 will further explore the relationship between education and industry in Scotland’s animation sector and will address future challenges for animation in Scotland. Some of the highlights include the panel debate with French and Scottish professionals on retaining talent and building a thriving environment for animation.

See our events page for all the details on the panel. 

Gobelins and Cartoon delegates will also have specific sessions on Wednesday 20 February as part of the MOVE 19’ Emerging Talent Day and Cartoon will also be available for one-to-one meetings. Furthermore, the programme includes short film screenings of Gobelins student films as well as a French animation programme curated by Clemence Bragard (AFCA).

Alberto and Margaux will have a stand at the MOVE Summit and will be available for one-to-one meetings on 21 and 22 February. If you are an animation company based in Scotland preparing an application for Creative Europe’s Single Project Development, Slate Development or TV Programming calls or would just like to discuss Creative Europe funding in general, you are invited to book a one-to-one meeting slot with Creative Europe Desk staff who will answer any questions you might have.

If you would like to book a meeting please email

For more information visit the MOVE summit website