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.