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The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tributes unveiled

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- Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, Nora Twomey, Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord, Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert, among others, are in the running

The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tributes unveiled
Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

The nominations for the Cartoon Movie Tributes, which reward a leading individual or company that has had a dynamic and positive influence on the European animated feature-film industry, have been revealed. The names of the winners will be announced in Bordeaux at the 20th edition of Cartoon Movie (7-9 March), the co-production forum for European animated features. 

Featuring in the Best European Director of the Year category are two French duos: Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord for Zombillenium [+see also:
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, and Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert for Big Bad Fox [+see also:
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. Also in the running are Poland’s Dorota Kobiela and the UK’s Hugh Welchman for Loving Vincent [+see also:
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, besides Ireland’s Nora Twomey for The Breadwinner [+see also:
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The nominees for the Cartoon Movie Tribute for European Producer of the Year are French outfits TAT Productions for The Jungle Bunch 3D [+see also:
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 and Superprod (partnered with Luxembourg’s Bidibul Productions) for White Fang [+see also:
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. The other companies duking it out are Platige Image (Poland), Kanaki Films (Spain), Walking the Dog (Belgium), Wüste Film (Germany), Animationsfabrik (Germany) and Puppetworks (Hungary) for Another Day of Life by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow. Lastly, Danish firm A. Film Production is also one of the hopefuls. Interestingly, five of its animated productions or co-productions were or will be released between October 2017 and December 2018: namely, The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear [+see also:
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The Little VampireUp and AwayLuis and the Aliens and The Tickered Ninja.

Finally, the Best European Distributor of the Year Award will pit French firm SND Groupe M6 against Spain’s Latido Films, Bulgaria’s Pro Films and the Netherlands’ Windmill Film.

(Translated from French)

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