Rita productions / Blue Spirit Productions / Gebeka Films, Angel Films & Claude Barras, winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes
Claude Barras ("My Life as a Courgette"), Angel Films and Rita productions / Blue Spirit Productions / Gebeka Films ("My Life as a Courgette") 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 2017 Award Ceremony took place during Cartoon Movie on Friday 10th March in Bordeaux. The winners received a Cartoon Movie Tributes trophy, symbol of the professional recognition from their peers.
Director of the Year: Claude Barras (Switzerland) for "My Life as a Courgette" released on 19 October 2016 in France (737,830 admissions). This film received several awards at festivals including the César Awards for Best Animated Feature and for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Cristal Award for Best Feature and the Audience Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016, the Best European Animated Feature Film prize at European Film Awards 2016 and was nominated for Academy Awards 2017.
Distributor of the Year: Angel Films (Denmark), distributor in Scandinavian countries of "My Life as a Courgette", "Phantom Boy", "Ernest & Celestine", "Pinocchio", "Tad, The Lost Explorer", ...
Producers of the Year: Rita productions (Switzerland), Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films (France) for "My Life as a Courgette"