CARTOON FORUM Is On

Cartoon Forum Eryri, one of Europe’s biggest animation events, is underway at Faenol Estate in Bangor, North Wales, U.K. During the three days of meetings and presentations, more than 700 participants, including influential producers, programmers and investors, will be introduced to 80 brand projects available for co-production shares, broadcast and video deals and merchandising agreements.

While Cartoon Forum is aimed at facilitating European animation productions and distribution, it’s also viewed by animation professionals around the world as a barometer for market trends and a launchpad for new talent and international properties. Animation Magazine Online has been highlighting some of those projects in the recent weeks, and will keep you posted on which ones meet with success this year.

Five short films have been selected to compete for the coveted Cartoon d’Or, to be awarded during the Cartoon Forum’s closing evening, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Nominees:

Home Road Movies

by Robert Bradbrook (U.K.) – 2001

3D Animation

Production: Finetake (U.K.)

Annecy Festival 2002: The Jury’s Special Prize

Animated Encounters 2002, Bristol Festival: Audience Awards (2nd prize)

La Funambula (The Tight-Rope Walker)

by Roberto Catani (Italy) – 2002

Gypsum on black paper

Production: Roberto Catani (Italy) & Arte France (France)

Annecy Festival 2002: Special Distinction for its artistic quality

Le Foto Della Scandalo (Shame’photos)

by Daniele Lunghini & Diego Zuelli (Italy) – 2001

3D Animation

Production: Onda Onirica (Italy)

Genzano di Roma Festival 2001: Best European Animated Short

Tornhekken (The Hedge of Thorns)

by Anita Killi (Norway) – 2001

Cutout animation

Production: Spectre Films Ltd. (U.K.)

Espinho Festival 2001: City of Espinho Award

Stuttgart Festival 2002: City of Stuttgart Prize

Festival de Bruxelles 2002

The Invasion

by Phil Mulloy (U.K.)- 2001

Drawing on paper, 2D computer

Production: Trollfilm AS (N)

Annecy Festival 2002: UNICEF Award