Six shorts in contention for Cartoon d’Or 2011

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Cartoon d'Or

Car­toon d’Or

Six films from Ger­many, Ire­land, Nether­lands, Poland and United King­dom will com­pete for the Car­toon d’Or 2011, the award for the best Euro­pean ani­mated short.

The jury, com­posed of direc­tors and pro­duc­ers Stéphane Bernasconi (France), Tony Loeser (Ger­many) and Vic­tor Mal­don­ado (Spain), has selected the final­ists among a short­list of 30 films that were award-winners at major Euro­pean ani­ma­tion festivals.

The nom­i­nees are:

Mobile, by Ver­ena Fels (Ger­many, 2010, 6’25′; Fil­makademie Baden-Württemberg)
Paths Of Hate, by Damian Nenow (Poland, 2010, 10′; Platige Image)
Pivot, by André Bergs (Nether­lands, 2009, 5′; Il Lus­ter Pro­duc­tions)
The Exter­nal World, by David O’Reilly (Ireland/Germany, 2010, 17″; David OReilly Animation/DETAiLFILM)
The Gruffalo, by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang (United King­dom, 2009, 27′; Magic Light Pic­tures in asso­ci­a­tion with Stu­dio Soi)
The Lit­tle Boy and the Beast, by Johannes Wei­land and Uwe Hei­d­schöt­ter (Ger­many, 2009, 6’30″; Stu­dio Soi)

The win­ner will be announced Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 15 in Sopot, Poland dur­ing Car­toon Forum Pol­ska, the plat­form aimed to boost the co-production and dis­tri­b­u­tion of Euro­pean ani­ma­tion for tele­vi­sion. The direc­tors of each nom­i­nated short will present his film to an audi­to­rium of key play­ers in Euro­pean ani­ma­tion, pro­vid­ing them an oppor­tu­nity to strengthen their ties with the indus­try. The win­ner will receive a tro­phy together with a finan­cial award of 10,000 euros, thanks to the sup­port of the MEDIA Pro­gramme of the Euro­pean Union.

The Car­toon d’Or was cre­ated in 1991 by CARTOON in order to pro­mote the tal­ents of Euro­pean ani­ma­tion, and to act as a pipeline between mak­ers of short films and the indus­try. Pre­vi­ous win­ners include Nick Park, Syl­vain Chomet, Mark Baker, Michael Dudok de Wit and Jacques-Rémy Girerd.

Cre­ated in 1990 to boost the co-production and dis­tri­b­u­tion of Euro­pean ani­ma­tion for tele­vi­sion and new media plat­forms, Car­toon Forum has helped 450 ani­ma­tion series obtain financ­ing to the tune of over 1.5 bil­lion euros. For three days each year, Euro­pean pro­duc­ers have the oppor­tu­nity to pitch their ani­ma­tion project in front of all decision-makers, buy­ers and investors in order to speed up financ­ing and find cross-border partners.

Car­toon Forum Pol­ska is orga­nized by CARTOON with the sup­port of MEDIA — a Pro­gramme of the Euro­pean Union, the Min­istry of Cul­ture and National Her­itage of Poland, the Pol­ish Film Insti­tute and the City of Sopot in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Stu­dio Miniatur Fil­mowych. Car­toon Forum Pol­ska is one of the events under the patron­age of the Pol­ish Pres­i­dency of the EU Council.

CARTOON is an inter­na­tional non-profit asso­ci­a­tion based in Brus­sels that organ­ises Car­toon Forum, together with Car­toon Movie, a co-production forum for feature-length ani­ma­tion, Car­toon Mas­ter train­ing sem­i­nars and Car­toon Con­nec­tion, a new pro­gram intended to explore ways of rein­forc­ing coop­er­a­tion between EU and non-EU ani­ma­tion professionals.

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