Magazine article Screen International

Cartoon Movie Reveals Winners, Upcoming Animations

Magazine article Screen International

Cartoon Movie Reveals Winners, Upcoming Animations

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The Swiss-French animated feature My Life As A Courgette picked up two of the Cartoon Tributes at the 19th edition of Cartoon Movie (March 8-10) after voting by the co-production market's participants.

The distinction of European producer of the year went to Max Karli and Pauline Gygax's Geneva-based Rita Productions together with their French partners Blue Spirit Productions and distributor Gebeka Films for the stop-motion comedy-drama, which faced stiffcompetition from the production teams of Richard The Stork and Ethel & Ernest.

In addition, the animation community gathered in Bordeaux voted Courgette's director Claude Barras as European director of the year.

My Life As a Courgette won Césars in France last month for best animated feature and best adapted screenplay after receiving the European Film Award for best European animated feature in Wroclaw in December and being nominated for a best animated feature Oscar.

Meanwhile, the Cartoon Tribute for European distributor of the year went to the Danish arthouse distributor Angel Films whose animation label Rabalder Bio has released My Life As A Courgette in Scandinavian countries alongside other European animated features such as Ernest & Celestine and Tad, The Lost Explorer.

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