Spotlight on Luxembourg

The Luxembourg
at the heart of European Animation

For the fourth year in a row, Cartoon Movie shines a spotlight on the animation of a European country. This year, we celebrate the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, with the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg.

Cartoon loves to showcase countries which may not take up a lot of space on a map; but what they lack in size they make up for in ambition, in enthusiasm, and in ability to adapt very quickly to new industry trends and demand. These countries have innovation in their DNA, like Luxembourg, which we pay tribute to this year.

The Breadwinner © Cartoon Saloon/Melusine Productions/Aircraft Pictures


After establishing itself as an industrial hub as well as a major financial centre, Luxembourg now aims to diversify its economy by putting a great emphasis on new technologies. This also applies to the country’s animation industry. The sector has made a name for itself in Europe’s animation ecosystem through a pragmatic, flexible approach and thanks to the skills of its professionals. This is also the reason why the country is currently at the forefront of industry developments in terms of virtual, mixed and augmented reality.


 Fritzi - A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale © Trickstudio Lutterbeck/Balance Film/Doghouse Films/Artemis Productions/MAUR film


The Luxembourg Spotlight is supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, which has played a major role in promoting the growth and development of the audiovisual and cinematographic industry in Luxembourg, and the animation industry in particular over the past 30 years. Thanks to the Fund’s unwavering support, the animation “Made in Luxembourg” has garnered international acclaim and keeps going from strength to strength.

Molesworth by Uli Meyer © Lupus Films Ltd


Throughout Cartoon Movie, meet the Luxembourg producers and studios who have contributed to the beautiful animated movies that won Luxembourg its international recognition:
“Barababor”, “Bayala - A Magical Adventure”, “Fritzi - A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale”, “Funan”, “Pachamama”, “The Breadwinner”, “The Prince's Journey”, “The Swallows of Kabul”, “White Fang”, “Zero Impunity”, and many others.


Ooops! The Adventure Continues... by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack © Ulysses FIlmproduktion/Fabrique d'images/Moetion Films


The Spotlight is supported by: