Miniscule, Le Pacte, Walking The Dog win the Cartoon Tributes 2014
The 16th edition of CARTOON MOVIE (5-7 March, Lyon) showcased 60 animated film projects from 23 European countries in a high-profile pitching forum for animated films, which also celebrates individual and collective European achievements in the field of animation.
The Director of the Year award was given to Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud, directors of the hybrid of live-action and object animation Miniscule (over 850,000 spectators to French theatres since its late January release),
The Producer of the Year award was given to Belgium's Walking The Dog. The company was founded in 2000 by Anton Roebben and Eric Goossens.
It is responsible for the current feature Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, as well as Ari Folman's The Congress and The Day of the Crows .
French company Le Pacte (which distributed Folman's Waltz with Bashir and Miniscule) was given the Distributor of the Year award.
Along with these prizes, the Rhône-Alpes Region awarded a Personality of the Year award to Jacques-Rémy Girerd, co-writer of the Oscar-nominated A Cat In Paris (Folimage studio, Paris).
Winners were selected over 730 animation professionals during the pitching event.