Fabrique d’images / Moetion Films / Grid Animation / Ulysses Filmproduktion, SF Film & Rémi Chayé, winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes
Rémi Chayé ("Long Way North"), SF Film and Ulysses Filmproduktion / Fabrique d’images / Grid Animation / Moetion Films ("Ooops! Noah is gone...") are respectively Director, Distributor and Producers of the Year.
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 2016 Award Ceremony took place during Cartoon Movie on Friday 4th March in Lyon. The winners received a Cartoon Movie Tributes trophy, symbol of the professional recognition from their peers.
Director of the Year: Rémi Chayé (France) for "Long Way North" (Audience Award, Annecy 2015 – France & Young Public Award, Anima 2016 – Brussels) released in January 2016 in France.
Distributor of the Year: SF Film (Denmark), a distribution company buying mainly for theatrical release and DVD. During 2014, the company distributed European films: "Emil & Ida from Lønneberg", "Pettersson & Findus" and "Postman Pat". In 2015, they released "Paddington", "Shaun the Sheep", "Song of the Sea" & “Asterix”.
Producers of the Year: Ulysses Filmproduktion (Germany), Fabrique d’images (Luxembourg), Grid Animation (Belgium) & Moetion Films (Ireland) for "Ooops! Noah is gone...", worldwide sales and always available on the big screen with nearly 521,000 admissions in France