The Bigger Picture crowned with the Cartoon d’Or 2015
by Fabien Lemercier
- The film by British director Daisy Jacobs has won Best European Animated Short Film of the Year, awarded at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse
One name to keep your eye on in the world of animation is that of British director Daisy Jacobs, who, with The Bigger Picture, yesterday won the Cartoon d’Or 2015, which is awarded to the Best European Animated Short Film of the Year. Handed out in Toulouse, at the 26th edition of the Cartoon Forum, this trophy serves to enrich a plentiful collection of accolades, including a nomination for the Oscars in 2015, a BAFTA, a Crystal at Annecy and third place in the list of winners of the Cinéfondation at the 2014 Cannes Festival. Daisy Jacobs studied at the National Film and Television School and at the Central St Martin’s School of Art. The Bigger Picture, her graduation film, was made using stop-motion.
The other finalists for the Cartoon d'Or 2015 were A Single Life by Job, Joris and Marieke (the Netherlands), Autumn Leaves by Carlos De Carvalho and Aude Danset (France), Brothers in Arms by Cav Bogelund (Denmark), Coda by Alan Holly (Ireland) and I Can’t Wait by Claire Sichez. The finalists had been selected from among the 31 films that won awards at Cartoon d’Or partner festivals: 3D Wire (Segovia - Spain), Anima (Brussels - Belgium), Animafest (Zagreb - Croatia), Cinanima (Espinho - Portugal), Encounters Festival (Bristol - UK), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France), Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway), Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht – the Netherlands), Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart (Germany) and Cartoon East (a group of Eastern European festivals).
Interestingly, the 26th edition of the Cartoon Forum, which wraps up today in Toulouse, has had a record-breaking year, with more than 900 participants hailing from 30 countries. Over four days, the European animation programmes co-production market, managed by Marc Vandeweyer, presented a selection of 90 projects (16 of which already involving two or more European countries) to 260 distributors and investors.
(Translated from French)