The pan-European Cartoon d’Or award, which honors the best European animated short of the year, has announced the nominees for its 2016 honor:
- Alike by Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez (Spain)
- Machine by Sunit Parekh (Denmark)
- Peripheria by David Coquard-Dassault (France)
- Under Your Fingers by Marie-Christine Courtès (France)
- Yùl and the Snake by Gabriel Harel (France)
The Cartoon d’Or, which has been presented annually since 1991, aims to promote up-and-coming European animation talent while building a link between filmmakers and the industry. Twenty-three short films qualified for this year’s Cartoon d’Or by having earlier won a prize at a partner European animation festival. The finalists were selected by a jury composed of producer Clément Calvet (Superprod, France), director Mark Burton (Aardman Animations, UK) and director Alessandro Rak (MAD Entertainment, Italy).
The winner will be announced at a ceremony on September 15 during Cartoon Forum pitching and co-production event in Toulouse, France. Cartoon Brew will be reporting from the event for the first time this year.