Festival presentation

The 24th edition of the festival “ Cartoons on the bay”, promoted by RAI and organized by Rai Com, will be held in Pescara, from April 2nd to 5th, 2020.

The Festival offers a Professional Program with the most important International representatives and a theme of the year as common thread, welcomes and awards a Host Country and it offers exclusives cinematography previews, retrospectives, shows and public programs, open to everyone.

The Festival has hosted so far more than 500 works in competition from 50 countries, it counts every year more than 1.000 professionals and over than 900 children from primary to high school.
For each edition are realized a poster, designed by the most important cartoonists or designers, and a theme realized by well known artists and animators.


The Festival takes place in many intensive days and it’s composed of four main thematic areas:

  • Professional Program, with international guests, two contests and masterclasses;
  • Cinema Program, with previews and retrospectives;
  • Kids school Program for the children;
  • Public Program with exhibitions, workshop and live events.


The Professional Programme is set out in three days with an intensive agenda of appointments with the most well known International Animation professionals. Conferences, panels and masterclasses that define the “State of the art” with an International overview and a focus on the Guest Country.


The Cinema Program offers previews, and a rich movie program, retrospectives and meeting with directors, completely free for the public.


The School Programme is full of surprises and includes previews, retrospectives, meetings with the artists and special appointments for children and teenagers. The Programme is dedicated to primary and middle schools, with an average of 300 daily attendance. A really important educational opportunity, dedicated to the animation’s languages and its great potentialities.


The Public Programme it provides different events, exhibitions, workshops and surprises about the all the news in the field of interactive animation and entertainment, with a particular focus on the educational and social perspective, steadly promoted and encouraged by the events of the public service.
Playful activities, concert, exhibitions. A variegated mix of meetings related to the world of animation, available for families and audiences of all ages.



Pulcinella Awards
Cartoons on the Bay is an event
promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com