One of the major prizes in animation, the Cartoon d"Or, was awarded to Crocodile by Estonian filmmaker Kaspar Jancis. The award was presented at the conclusion of Cartoon Forum (14-17 September) held in Sopron, Hungary.
The award is given to the best European short animated film, and includes a prize of 10,000 euros. Cartoon Forum took place in a CEE country for the first time this year.
Crocodile, the tale of an opera singer who performs for children wearing a crocodile costume, was produced by Eesti Joonisfilm (www.joonisfilm.ee ). Jancis, one of the production company's newer members, has won numerous awards for his five previous films.