Cartoon d’Or 2013
The pan-European award for the best animated short film
The Cartoon d’Or is the pan-European award for the best animated short film of the year. Granted by CARTOON – the European Association of Animation Film with the support of the MEDIA Programme, it rewards the best of the best since only prize-winning films from the major European festivals can compete. Amongst this short list, a jury of international experts selects five finalists and a winner. The Cartoon d’Or is annually awarded in September during the Cartoon Forum, the forum for the co-production, financing and distribution of European animation for TV and new media. The purpose of the Cartoon d’Or is to act as a pipeline between short film directors and the industry, and to help talented artists start a new project.
Launched in 1991, the first Cartoon d’Or went to British director Nick Park, still unknown at the time, for his film Creature Comforts. Other great names have followed, such as Sylvain Chomet, Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Mark Baker, Michael Dudok De Wit, Joanna Quinn, Benjamin Renner, David O’Reilly, Kaspar Jancis, Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels.