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Nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tributes unveiled

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- France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark and Italy are competing for the titles of Director, Distributor and Producer of the Year in the European animation sector

Nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tributes unveiled
Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla, who are competing with Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The nominations for the Cartoon Movie Tributes 2014 have been revealed. The event awards prizes to an individual or company that has had a dynamic and positive influence on the European animated feature-film industry.

Appearing in the category of European Director of the Year are two French duos: Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart [+see also:
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; and Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud for Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants [+see also:
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. Also in the running are Danish director Esben Toft Jacobsen for Beyond Beyond [+see also:
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(a movie that was co-produced with Sweden, discovered at the recent Berlinale and is due to be the opening film at this 16th edition of Cartoon Movie) and the Italian director Alessandro Rak for The Art of Happiness [+see also:
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(which was unveiled in Venice).

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Duking it out for the title of European Distributor of the Year will be the French firm Le Pacte (which co-produced Jean de la Lune [+see also:
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and is distributing Minuscule), Luxembourg-based Paul Thiltges Distributions (the distributor of Ernest & Célestine [+see also:
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and The Congress [+see also:
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, which the organisation also co-produced) and the American company GKIDS (which has distributed several European films, including the Oscar nominees A Cat in Paris [+see also:
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and Ernest & Célestine).

The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tribute Award for European Producer of the Year are the French firm Label Anim (which produced Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill [+see also:
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), Luxembourg-based Mélusine Productions (which co-produced Aunt Hilda! [+see also:
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, Ernest & Célestine and Le jour des corneilles [+see also:
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) and the Belgian company Walking The Dog (which co-produced Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, The Congress [+see also:
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and Pinocchio [+see also:
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, among other titles).

The winners will be announced on 7 March in Lyon, where the 2014 edition of Cartoon Movie – the co-production forum for European animated feature films – will kick off next Wednesday.

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(Translated from French)

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