Trib­utes 2023

2023 will see the 23rd edition of the Cartoon Tributes. During Cartoon Movie (Bordeaux, 7-9 March), we'll have the pleasure to hear a few words from all the nominees before the vote starts. All participants on site will have the possibility to vote for their peers during 3 dedicated moments for each category: Producer, Distributor & Director of the Year. The result of the votes will be announced on Thursday 9 March at the end of the lunch.

The 2023 nominees in each category are:


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Previous winners

  • Director of the year: Jonas Poher Rasmussen for "Flee" (Denmark)
  • Distributor of the year: Charades (France)
  • Producer of the year: Fresh Films (Czech Republic) / Les Films du Cygne (France) / Cinemart SK (Slovakia) / Animoon (Poland) for "Even Mice Belong in Heaven ".

Due to the sanitary crisis, Cartoon Movie 2021 was held digitally. The Cartoon Movie Tributes 2021 had been cancelled.

  • Director of the year: Zabou Breitman & Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec for “The Swallows of Kabul” (France).
  • Distributor of the year: Lumière (Belgium)
  • Producer of the year: Xilam Animation (France) / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (France) for “I Lost my Body” by Jérémy Clapin.
  • Director of the year: Salvador Simó for "Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles" (Spain).
  • Distributor of the year: Sola Media (Germany)
  • Producer of the year: Submarine (Netherlands) for (co)-producing 6 animated films today: "Coppelia", "Fox & Hare save the Forest", "Where is Anne Frank?", "Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles", "My Grandfather used to say he saw Demons" and "In the Forest"
  • Directors of the year: Dorota Kobiela (Poland) & Hugh Welchman (UK) for "Loving Vincent"
  • Distributor of the year: Latido Films (Spain)
  • Producer of the year: Platige Films, Kanaki Films, Walking the Dog, Wüste Film, Animationsfabrik, Puppetworks (Poland / Spain / Belgium / Germany / Hungary) for "Another Day of Life"
  • Director of the year: Claude Barras for “My Life as a Courgette” (Switzerland)
  • Distributor of the year: Angel Films (Denmark)
  • Producers of the year: Rita Productions (Switzerland), Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka Films (France) for “My Life as a Courgette”
  • Director of the year: Rémi Chayé for “Long Way North” (France)
  • Distributor of the year: SF Film (Denmark)
  • Producers of the year: Ulysses Filmproduktion, Fabrique d’images, Grid Animation & Moetion Films (Germany / Luxembourg / Belgium / Ireland) for "Ooops! Noah is gone..."
  • Directors of the year: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak for "Shaun the Sheep" (United Kingdom)
  • Distributor of the year: INDIE SALES (France)
  • Producer of the year: TeamTO (France) for "Yellowbird"
  • Rhône-Alpes Personality of the year: Patrick Eveno and Mickaël Marin, in charge of The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (Mifa)
  • Producer of the year: Walking The Dog (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: Le Pacte (France)
  • Directors of the year: Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud for “Minuscule” (France)
  • Rhône-Alpes Personality of the year: Folimage’s founder Jacques-Rémy Girerd, director of films such as “Raining Cats and Dogs”, “Mia and the Migoo” and more recently “Aunt Hilda!”
  • Producer of the year: Les Armateurs (France)
  • Distributor of the year: TF1 International (France)
  • Director of the year: Peter Lord for "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (United Kingdom)
  • Producer of the year: Perro Verde Films (Spain)
  • Distributor of the year: Cinéart (Belgium)
  • Director of the year: Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie for «Zarafa» (France)
  • Producer of the year: France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Distributor of the year: STUDIOCANAL (France)
  • Director of the year: Pierre Coffin for «Despicable Me» (France / USA)
  • Producer of the year: nWave Pictures (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: Wild Bunch Distribution (France)
  • Director of the year: Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar for "Panique au Village" (Belgium)
  • Producer of the year: Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Les Armateurs (France) & Vivi Film (Belgium)
  • Distributor of the year: BAC Films (France)
  • Director of the year: Tomm Moore (Ireland) for "The Secret of Kells"
  • Producer of the year: Prima Linea Production (France)
  • Distributor of the year: Europa Distribution
  • Director of the year: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud for "Persepolis"
  • Producer of the year: Alphanim (France)
  • Distributor of the year: Scanbox (Denmark)
  • Director of the year: Michael Hegner and Karsten Kiilerich (Denmark) for “The Ugly Duckling and Me!”
  • Producer of the year: Aardman (UK)
  • Distributor of the year: Gebeka Films (France)
  • Director of the year: Nick Park and Steve Box for «Wallace & Gromit: The curse of the Were-Rabbit» (UK / USA)
  • Producer of the year: Ralph Christiaens (Ireland)
  • Distributor of the year: France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Director of the year: Piet De Rycker & Thilo Rothkirch for “Laura Star” (Germany)
  • A Film (Denmark)
  • Folimage (France)
  • Pathé Europe (France)
  • Didier Brunner (France)
  • Filmax (Spain)
  • Robert Rea (France)
  • Cinéart (Belgium)
  • Rothkirch Cartoon Film (Germany)
  • Trickompany (Germany)
  • A Film (Denmark)
  • Aardman (UK)
  • Cecchi Gori (Italy)
  • Michel Ocelot, Didier Brunner & Marc Bonny (Fance)
  • MFA (Germany)