‘Coda’ Nominated for Cartoon d’Or 2015


Alan Holly’s Coda, has been nominated for a Cartoon d’Or, which rewards the best of the best European animated short films since only price-winning films can enter the competition.

In the film, a lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

Coda has taken honours at SXSW South By Southwest 2014 for Best Animated Short Film and the FICC Don Quijote Prize at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013.

The six nominees for the Cartoon d’Or 2015 are:

  • A Single Life by Job, Joris & Marieke, Netherlands, 2’15, prod: Job, Joris & Marieke
  • Autumn Leaves by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset, France, 10’30, prod: Je Regarde / Melting Productions / In Efecto
  • Brothers in Arms by Cav Bøgelund, Denmark, 30’00, prod: Film Maker
  • Coda by Alan Holly, Ireland, 9’00, prod: and maps and plans / The Irish Film Board / The Arts Council of Ireland / RTE
  • I can’t wait by Claire Sichez, France, 5’00, prod: Les Films d’Ici 2 / La Station Animation
  • The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs, United Kingdom, 7’30, prod: Chris Hees / National Film and Television School

The jury was composed of producer Philippe Delarue (Futurikon, France), director Jan Bultheel (Tondo Films, Belgium) and producer Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon, Ireland). They have watched 31 films which had won an award at one of CARTOON’s partner festivals and selected the 6 nominees.

The Award Ceremony will start with the screening of the nominated films in front of all animation professionals attending Cartoon Forum. The winner will be announced and will receive a 10,000 EUR grant, thanks to the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA. The Cartoon d’Or evening is sponsored by Région Midi-Pyrénées.

The aim of the Cartoon d’Or is to promote European animation talents and to create a link between the artists and the industry. This is the reason why the directors are invited to attend Cartoon Forum, gathering about 900 sector professionals, including 270 buyers.

The French city of Toulouse will host the 26th edition of Cartoon Forum, the co-production platform for European animation series from 15-18 September 2015.
Along with the presentation of projects, this key event for the European animation sector will host a ceremony for the Cartoon d’Or, the pan-European award for animation short film and the Cartoon Tributes, the professional awards given to broadcasters, investors/distributors and producers that have had a positive and dynamic influence on TV animation industry over the last year.

The Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday 17 September 2015 at 20:00 in Toulouse.



‘The External World’ nominated for Cartoon d'Or


The External World by David O’Reilly is one of six short films, from Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom, to compete for the Cartoon d’Or 2011 – the award for the best European animation short film.

The jury composed of directors and producers Stéphane Bernasconi, Tony Loeser and Victor Maldonado, have selected the finalists among a shortlist of 30 films award-winners at the major European animation festivals.

The other nominees include:

Mobile by Verena Fels (Germany, 2010)

Paths of Hate by Damian Nenow (Poland, 2010)

Pivot by André Bergs (Netherlands, 2009)

The Gruffalo by Jakob Schuh & Max Lang (UK, 2009)

The Little Boy and the Beast by Johannes Weiland & Uwe Heidschötter (Germany, 2009)


The winner will be announced on Thursday 15th September 2011 in Sopot, Poland during Cartoon Forum Polska, the platform aimed to boost the co-production and distribution of European animation for television. The directors of each nominated short will present his and the winner will receive a trophy together with a financial aid of €10,000, thanks to the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


The Cartoon d’Or was started in 1991 by CARTOON in order to promote the talents of European animation and to act as a pipeline between short film makers and the industry. Previous winners include Nick Park, Sylvain Chomet, Mark Baker, Michael Dudok de Wit and Jacques-Rémy Girerd.


Created in 1990 to encourage co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has helped 450 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over €1.5 billion EUR. For three days each year, European producers have the opportunity to pitch their animation project in front of all decision-makers, buyers and investors in order to speed up financing and find cross-border partners.



Irish finalist for Cartoon d'Or Best European Animated Short Film 2009

The European Association of Animation Film has announced the five finalists for Cartoon d’Or 2009, an award for the best European animated short film for which Irish filmmaker David O’Reilly has been nominated for his short Please Say Something. Also nominated is Nick Park for Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death. The winner will be announced in the Norwegian city of Stavanger on 24th September.

The finalists will have the opportunity to present the film to over 700 participants at Cartoon Forum, the annual European rendezvous to support the co-production, financing and distribution of animation series for television and new media platforms, which will be held in Rogaland, Norway from 22–25 September.

The winner – who will be decided by a jury made up of the directors Serge Elissalde, Tomm Moore and Kari Juusonen – will receive funding for his or her next animation project.

Created in 1991 to support upcoming talent in European animation, this is the only pan-European prize specifically for animated films. Competition in this event is exclusively reserved for winners of awards from one of eleven partner animation festivals, considered some of the most important in Europe, over the past year. The Cartoon d’Or is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

For further information please visit here: www.cartoon-media.eu and here: www.davidoreilly.com