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The 27th edition of Cartoon Forum, the co-production platform for European animation series, will be held from 13th to 16th September. During the Cartoon Forum 2016, the Cartoon d’Or and the Cartoon Tributes will be given along with the presentation of projects. Nominees of both awards were announced. The Award Ceremony for the Cartoon d’Or and the Cartoon Tributes will take place on Thursday 15th September at 20:00 in Toulouse, France.

Cartoon d’Or

The Cartoon d’Or awards will be given to the best European animated short film. It aims to promote European animation Directors and offer them the opportunity to meet the industry professionals. The juries nominated 5 short films from the 23 films, which were award winners at Cartoon Forum’s partner festivals.

The Award Ceremony will start with the screening of the nominated films in front of all animation professionals attending Cartoon Forum. The winner will be awarded 10,000 EUR grant with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA. The Cartoon d’Or evening is sponsored by Occitanie and Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region in France.

The Cartoon d’Or nominees

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Alike by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez
Production: Daniel Martinez Lara & La Fiesta P.C.
(Spain)

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Machine by Sunit Parekh
Production: Sunit Parekh
(Denmark)

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Peripheria by David Coquard-Dassault
Production: Autour de Minuit & Schmuby Productions
(France)

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Under your fingers by Marie-Christine Courtès
Production: Vivement Lundi ! & Novanima
(France)

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Yùl and the Snake by Gabriel Harel
Production: Kazak Productions
(France)

Cartoon Tributes

The aim of the Cartoon Tributes is to award outstanding achievements of companies or individuals that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the TV animation industry over the past year. All professionals attending the Cartoon Forum will vote on site for their favourite nominee in the 3 categories. The award ceremony of the Cartoon Tributes is hosted by the Mairie de Toulouse and Toulouse Métropole.

A total of nominee is 15 companies and individuals. United Kingdom and France are in the lead of 2016 by 4 nominees from the UK and 5 nominees from France. For the first time, a Latvian broadcaster Latvian Television (LTV) is nominated. LTV is a public broadcaster interested in programmes for 2-11 year olds, which involve imagination, have educational elements, offer positive behaviour models and yet are entertaining and filled with adventure. Their latest acquisitions are: “Space Racers”, “Woodlies”, “Maya the Bee” and “Yakari”.

Cartoon Tributes Nominees

Broadcaster of the Year

– Latvian Television (Latvia)

– M6 (France)

– Nickelodeon International (United Kingdom / USA)

– RTÉ (Ireland)

– Sveriges Television (Sweden)

Investor/Distributor of the Year

– Cake Entertainment (United Kingdom)

– francetv distribution (France)

– NeweN Distribution (France)

– Penguin Random House (United Kingdom)

– Studio 100 Media (Germany)

Producer of the Year

– Autour de Minuit (France)

– Creative Conspiracy (Belgium)

– Cyber Group Studios (France)

– Dansk Tegnefilm (Denmark)

– Framestore (United Kingdom)

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