Cartoon Movie Announces Special Tribute Nominees

The directors of European features A Town Called Panic, Eleanor’s Secret and Metropia are among the nominees of this year’s Cartoon Movie Special Tributes. The winners will be announced in Lyon, France on March 5.

Directors and companies from France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain and Poland are among the finalists for these special awards for outstanding contribution to the development of European animation over the last year.

Here is a complete list of the nominees:

Best European Director of the Year

St’phane Aubier & Vincent Patar for Panique au Village (Belgium)

Tarik Saleh for Metropia (Sweden)


Dominique Monf’ry for Eleanor’s Secret (France)


Best European Distributor of the Year

Celluloid Dreams World Sales (France)
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KINO S’WIAT (Poland)
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Wild Bunch Distribution (France)



Best European Producer of the Year

Ilion Animation Studios for Planet 51 (Spain)


Herold & Family The True Story of Puss’n Boots (France)


nWave Pictures Around the World in 50 Years Belgium)


Last year, The Secret of Kells and the film’s director Tomm Moore were the big winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes.