Cartoons On The Bay

International Festival of Animation,
Transmedia and Meta-Arts

31 May – 4 June 2023, Pescara

Set in the breathtaking scenario of the Italian coasts, Cartoons on the Bay is Italy’s primary event dedicated to the animation and children’s entertainment industry. Promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com, the Festival has been connecting Italian and International key players since 1996.

COTB 2023

27th Edition | Pescara,
May 31st – June 4th

Discover the highlights of the 2023 edition of Cartoons on the Bay. All the awards, guests, programs, the official competition, and more.

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Hall of fame

Prominent animation industry creators and authors have been special guests at Cartoons on the Bay over the years.

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Winter Edition

Join us for a special Winter Edition of COTB in Pescara. Stay tuned, 2023 dates will be announced soon!

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The numbers

4 days

An intense program of b-to-b and b-to-c events.

400 titles

A high-profile selection of films, TV shows, shorts, and interactive animation.

60 countries

A large selection of titles from all over the world.

1200 attendees

A must-attend industry event in Italy.