Cartoon Movie Tributes

The aim of the Cartoon Movie Tributes is to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the animation feature film industry. 

All professionals attending the Cartoon Movie vote on site for their favorite nominee in 3 categories: Director, Distributor and Producer of the Year

The 2017 Award Ceremony will take place during Cartoon Movie on Friday 10th March. The winners received a Cartoon Movie Tributes trophy, symbol of the professional recognition from their peers.
 

Winners 2017

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Claude Barras for “My Life as a Courgette” (Switzerland)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR: Angel Films (Denmark)

PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR: Rita Productions (Switzerland), Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films (France) for “My Life as a Courgette”

From left to right: Peter Solvsten Thomsen (Angel Films), Armelle Glorennec (Blue Spirit Productions), Marc Bonny (Gebeka Films) & Christophe Erbes (moderator).  
 

Nominees 2017

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Claude Barras for “My Life as a Courgette” (Switzerland) 
  • Michael Dudok de Wit for “The Red Turtle” (The Netherlands) 
  • Jean-François Laguionie for “Louise by the Shore” (France)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Angel Films (Denmark) 
  • MUBI (United Kingdom) 
  • Urban Distribution International (UDI) (France)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Rita Productions (Switzerland), Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films (France) for “My Life as a Courgette”
  • Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ulysses Filmproduktion (Germany), Walking The Dog (Belgium), Melusine Productions (Luxembourg) & Den Siste Skilling (Norway) for “Richard the Stork”
  • Lupus Films (United Kingdom) & Melusine Productions (Luxembourg) for “Ethel & Ernest”
     

Previous winners

2016

  • Director of the year: Rémi Chayé for “Long Way North” (France)
  • Distributor of the year: SF Film (Denmark) 
  • Producers of the year: Ulysses Filmproduktion, Fabrique d’images, Grid Animation & Moetion Films (Germany / Luxembourg / Belgium / Ireland) for "Ooops! Noah is gone..."

2015

  • Directors of the year: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak for "Shaun the Sheep" (United Kingdom)
  • Distributor of the year: INDIE SALES (France)
  • Producer of the year:  TeamTO (France) for "Yellowbird"
  • Rhône-Alpes Personality of the year: Patrick Eveno and Mickaël Marin, in charge of The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (Mifa)

2014

  • Producer of the year: Walking The Dog (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: Le Pacte (France)
  • Directors of the year: Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud for “Minuscule” (France)
  • Rhône-Alpes Personality of the year: Folimage’s founder Jacques-Rémy Girerd, director of films such as “Raining Cats and Dogs”, “Mia and the Migoo” and more recently “Aunt Hilda!”

2013

  • Producer of the year: Les Armateurs (France)
  • Distributor of the year: TF1 International (France)
  • Director of the year: Peter Lord for "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (United Kingdom)

2012

  • Producer of the year: Perro Verde Films (Spain)
  • Distributor of the year: Cinéart (Belgium)
  • Director of the year: Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie for «Zarafa» (France)

2011

  • Producer of the year: France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Distributor of the year: STUDIOCANAL (France)
  • Director of the year: Pierre Coffin for «Despicable Me» (France / USA)

2010

  • Producer of the year: nWave Pictures (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: Wild Bunch Distribution (France)
  • Director of the year: Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar for "Panique au Village" (Belgium) 

2009

  • Producer of the year: Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Les Armateurs (France) & 
  • Vivi Film (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: BAC Films (France)
  • Director of the year: Tomm Moore (Ireland) for "The Secret of Kells"

2008

  • Producer of the year: Prima Linea Production (France)
  • Distributor of the year: Europa Distribution
  • Director of the year: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud for "Persepolis"

2007

  • Producer of the year: Alphanim (France)
  • Distributor of the year: Scanbox (Denmark)
  • Director of the year: Michael Hegner and Karsten Kiilerich (Denmark) for “The Ugly Duckling and Me!”

2006

  • Producer of the year: Aardman (UK)
  • Distributor of the year: Gebeka Films (France)
  • Director of the year: Nick Park and Steve Box for «Wallace & Gromit: The curse of the Were-Rabbit» (UK / USA)

2005

  • Producer of the year: Ralph Christiaens (Ireland)
  • Distributor of the year: France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Director of the year: Piet De Rycker & Thilo Rothkirch for “Laura Star” (Germany)

2004

  • A Film (Denmark)
  • Folimage (France)
  • Pathé Europe (France)

2003

  • Didier Brunner (France)
  • Filmax (Spain)
  • Robert Rea (France)

2002

  • Cinéart (Belgium)
  • Rothkirch Cartoon Film (Germany)
  • Trickompany (Germany)

2001

  • A Film (Denmark)
  • Aardman (UK)
  • Cecchi Gori (Italy)
  • Michel Ocelot, Didier Brunner & Marc Bonny (Fance)
  • MFA (Germany)