WARSAW: Polish Dorota Kobiela and British Hugh Welchman were awarded the Director of the Year Award at the 20th edition of Cartoon Movie, the annual European feature animation industry event, held in Bordeaux, France on 9 March 2018.
Over 800 producers, artists, directors, writers, sales agents, broadcasters and film financing professionals attended the event from 7 to 9 March 2018. The edition featured 60 projects from 22 countries in different stages of development and production.
Eurimages Co-production Development Award:Kara (Germany, Belgium)Directed by Sinem Sakaoglu
Director of the Year Award:Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman for Loving Vincent (Poland, UK)Produced by Breakthru FilmsCoproduced by Trademark FilmsSupported by the Polish Film Institute, CETA, Odra Film, Silver Reel, Cinema and Management Group, European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and MEDIA
Distributor of the Year Award:Latido Films (Spain)
Cartoon Movie’s Producer of the Year Award:Platige Films (Poland), Kanaki Films (Spain), Walking the Dog (Belgium), Wüste Film (Germany), Animationsfabrik (Germany) and Puppetworks (Hungary) for Another Day of LifeDirected by Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow