UK wins Cartoon d'Or and Cartoon Tributes

For the fourth consecutive year the French city of Toulouse hosted Cartoon Forum, a co-production platform for European animation series. This 26th edition saw record participation numbers, with 900 producers, investors, distributors and buyers from 33 countries seeking to accelerate their development and to find new commercial partners. 

The event also served as a framework for two notable awards in the European animation sector: the Cartoon Tributes and the Cartoon d’Or.

The award for best European animated short film, the Cartoon d’Or, went to UK stop-motion short The Bigger Picture by animator, writer and director Daisy Jacobs, a graduate of the National Film and Television School and the Central St Martin’s School of Art. You can watch the trailer for her film below.

Meanwhile the Cartoon Tributes' Broadcaster of the Year prize went to the UK's CBBC (Children's BBC). The French also won two prizes: Investor/Distributor of the Year and Producer of the Year. These professional awards recognise broadcasters, investors, distributors and producers that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the TV animation industry over the last year.

Photo: The Cartoon Forum 2015 © CARTOON