The Cartoon d’Or – or golden cartoon – award for best short animation has gone to a German production.
The directors – Uwe Heidschotter and Johannes Weiland could not come in person to the Polish city of Soprot to collect their award.
German film producer Torben Meier picked the award up for them. “The Little Boy and the Beast” was made with the help of Germany’s Studio Soi.
It tells the story of a boy whose mother turns into a monster after her divorce.
The Cartoon D’Or was created ten years ago, and has help launched the careers of many animators, including the UK’s Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park and French directors Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Rémy-Girard.
The Cartoon d’Or is the only pan-european film award for an animation short film. The 10,000 euro prize money is meant to help directors finance their next film project.