The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tributes unveiled
- Tomm Moore, Xavier Picard, and duo Mark Burton and Richard Starzak are duking it out for the title of Best European Animation Director of the Year
The nominations for the Cartoon Movie Tributes, which serve to reward a leading figure or a company that has had a dynamic and positive influence on the European animated feature-film industry, have been revealed. The names of the winners will be announced on 6 March in Lyon, as part of the 17th edition of Cartoon Movie (4-6 March 2015), the European animated feature-film co-production forum.
Featuring in the European Director of the Year category are Irish filmmaker Tomm Moore (for Song of the Sea [+see also:
interview: Tomm Moore
film profile], which is still in the running for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature – a co-production between Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Denmark), France’s Xavier Picard (for Moomins on the Riviera [+see also:
film profile] – co-produced by Finland and France), and the British duo Mark Burton and Richard Starzak for Shaun the Sheep [+see also:
film profile] (which will be screened as the opening film of the upcoming 2015 edition of Cartoon Movie).
The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tribute for European Producer of the Year are French outfit TeamTO (which recently released the 3D film Yellowbird... Ready for Take-off [+see also:
film profile] in theatres), Spanish firm Zeta Cinema (Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo [+see also:
film profile]) and Germany’s Studio 100 Media (Maya the Bee Movie [+see also:
The category of European Distributor of the Year will pit French organisation Indie Sales (read the news – an outfit that has Moomins on the Riviera [+see also:
film profile], It's a Zucchini's Life! [+see also:
interview: Claude Barras
film profile] and Dofus – Book I [+see also:
film profile] on its slate) against Swiss company Agora Films and Germany’s Global Screen.
(Translated from French)
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