Previous nominees

2016 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Michael Ekblad, Ted Sieger & Matthias Bruhn for "Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster – The Movie" (Germany) 
  • Jan Bultheel for "Cafard" (Belgium)
  • Rémi Chayé for "Long Way North" (France)  

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • BIR Film (Turkey)
  • SF Film (Denmark)
  • La Belle Company (France)  

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • MAD Entertainment for "The Art of Happiness" and "Cinderella the Cat" (Italy)
  • Ulysses Filmproduktion, Fabrique d’images, Grid Animation & Moetion Films for "Ooops! Noah is gone..." (Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium/Ireland)
  • Ankama Animations for "Dofus – Book 1: Julith" (France) 

2015 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Tomm Moore for "Song of the Sea" (Ireland)
  • Mark Burton & Richard Starzack for "Shaun the Sheep" (UK)
  • Xavier Picard for "Moomins on the Riviera" (France/Finland)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Agora Films (Switzerland) 
  • INDIE SALES (France) 
  • Global Screen (Germany)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • TeamTO for "Yellowbird" (France)
  • Studio 100 Media for "Maya the Bee" (Germany)
  • Zeta Cinema for "Mortadelo & Filemon. Mission: Implausible" (Spain)

PERSON OF THE YEAR IN RHÔNES-ALPES REGION: Patrick Eveno and Mickaël Marin, The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (Mifa) 


2014 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Esben Toft Jacobsen for "Beyond Beyond" (Sweden/Denmark)
  • Alessandro Rak for "The Art of Happiness" (Italy)
  • Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla for "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" (France)
  • Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud for "Minuscule" (France)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Le Pacte (FR)
  • GKIDS (US)
  • Paul Thiltges Distributions (LU) 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Mélusine Productions (Luxembourg) for "Ernest & Celestine" / "Aunt Hilda!" / "Song of the Sea"
  • Walking the Dog (Belgium) for "Secret of Kells", "Titeuf – Le film", "Un Monstre à Paris", "The Day of the Crows", "Pinocchio", "The Congress", "Jack et la Mécanique du coeur", "Triplettes de Belleville"
  • Label Anim (France) for "Ma Maman est en Amérique…"

PERSON OF THE YEAR IN RHÔNES-ALPES REGION: Jacques-Rémy Girerd (Folimage)

2013 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Enzo d’Alò for "Pinocchio" (Italy/Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
  • Peter Lord for "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (UK)
  • Michel Ocelot for "Kirikou and the Men and Women" (France)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Pro Film (Bulgaria)
  • TF1 International (France)
  • Universum Film (Germany)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Anima Vitae (Finland) for "Niko & The Way to the Stars" / "Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble"
  • Les Armateurs (France) for "Kirikou" / "Belleville Rendez-vous" / "Kirikou and the Men and the Women" / "Ernest & Celestine"
  • El Toro Pictures, Lightbox Entertainment & Ikiru Films (Spain) for "Tad, the Lost Explorer"

PERSON OF THE YEAR IN RHÔNES-ALPES REGION: Benjamni Renner, director of “Ernest & Celestine”

2012 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie for "Zarafa" (France) 
  • Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Philip Einstein Lipski & Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen for "Ronal the Barbarian" (Denmark) 
  • Eric Bergeron for "A Monster in Paris" (France)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Pathé Distribution (France/United Kingdom) 
  • Cinéart (Belgium/Netherlands) 
  • Transilvania Film (Romania)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Blue Spirit Animation (France) 
  • Perro Verde Films (Spain) 
  • Moonscoop (France)

PERSON OF THE YEAR IN RHÔNES-ALPES REGION: Marc Bonny (Gebeka)

2011 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando for "Chico & Rita" (Spain/UK) 
  • Jesper Møller & Sinem Sakaoglu for "The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams" (Germany) 
  • Pierre Coffin for "Moi, Bête et Méchant"

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • 6 SALES (Spain) 
  • Gutek Film (Poland)
  • STUDIOCANAL (France)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Constantin Film for "Animal United" (Germany) 
  • Copenhagen Bombay (Denmark)

PERSON OF THE YEAR IN RHÔNES-ALPES REGION: Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup Felicioli for "A Cat in Paris" (Une Vie de Chat)

2010 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar for "Panique au Village" (Belgium)
  • Tarik Saleh for "Metropia" (Sweden) 
  • Dominique Monféry for "Eleanor’s Secret" (France)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Celluloid Dreams World Sales (France) 
  • KINO ŚWIAT (Poland)
  • Wild Bunch Distribution (France)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Ilion Animation Studios for "Planet 51" (Spain) 
  • Herold & Family for "The True Story of Puss’n Boots" (France) 
  • nWave Pictures for "Around the World in 50 Years" (Belgium)

2009 - LYON

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Craig Frank et Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen (Denmark) for "Journey to Saturn"
  • Jacques-Rémy Girerd (France) for "Mia and Migou"
  • Tomm Moore (Ireland) for "Brendan and the secret of Kells"

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Bac Films (France)
  • Intersonic (Slovakia) 
  • Lusomundo (Portugal)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Crone Film (Denmark) / Sola Media (Germany) for "Sunshine Barry and the Discoworms"
  • Kandor Graphics / Perro Verde Films / Green Moon (Spain) for "The missing Lynx"
  • Cartoon Saloon (Ireland) / Les Armateurs (France) / Vivi Film (Belgium) for "Brendan and the secret of Kells"
  • Anima Vitae / Cinemaker (Finland) / Ulysses (Germany) / A. Film (Denmark) / Magma Films (Ireland) for "Niko & The Way to the Stars"

2008 - POTSDAM

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 

  • Víctor Maldonado and Adrián García for "Nocturna" (Spain)
  • Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud for "Persepolis" (France)
  • Ben Stassen for "Fly me to the Moon" (Belgium)

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • DNC Entertainment (Italy)
  • Europa Distribution (France)
  • Kinowelt (Germany)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 

  • Futurikon, Trixter, LuxAnimation and Mac Guff Ligne for "Dragon Hunters" (France/Germany/Luxembourg/France)
  • PH3 ApS for "Jungo goes Bananas" (Denmark)
  • Prima Linea Production for "Peur(s) du Noir" France)

2007 - POTSDAM

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 

  • Luc Besson, for "Arthur & the Minimoys"
  • Michael Hegner and Karsten Kiilerich, for "The Ugly Duckling and Me!"
  • Philippe Leclerc, for "The Princess of the Sun"
  • Michel Ocelot, for "Azur & Asmar" 

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

  • France Télévisions Distribution (France)
  • Rezo Films (France)
  • Scanbox Denmark (Denmark)
  • Universum Film (Germany)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Alphanim, Europool, Nelvana Int. and STUDIOCANAL, for "Franklin & the Turtle Lake Treasure"
  • Belokan Productions, for "Princess of the Sun"
  • BAF Berlin Animation Film, for "Happily N’Ever After"
  • Eesti Joonisfilm and Rija Films, for "Lotte from Gadgetville"

2006 - POTSDAM

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Michel Ocelot and Bénédicte Galup for "Kirikou et les Bêtes Sauvages"
  • Nick Park and Steve Box for "Wallace & Gromit : The curse of the were-rabbit"
  • Jorgen Lerdam & Anders Sorensen for "Pettson and Findus : The Tomte Machine" 
  • Aron Gauder for "The District"

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR 

  • Gebeka (France)
  • Mont-Blanc Distribution (Switzerland)
  • Mikado (Italy)
  • Folkets Bio (Sweden) 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Dygra Films (Spain)
  • M6 Studio, for "Asterix et les Vikings" (France)

2005 - POTSDAM

  • Piet De Rucker and Thilo Rothkirch for "Tobias Totz and his Lion", "Laura’s Star" and "Little Polar Bear III" (Germany)
  • Ralph Christians (Ireland)
  • France 3 Cinéma (France)
  • Indie Circle (collaboration of A-Film, Cinéart, Frenetic Films, Haut et Court and Lucky Red) (Netherlands/Belgium/Switzerland/France/Italy)
  • Lusomundo (Portugal)
  • M6 (France)

2004 - POTSDAM

  • Centrum voor Kinder-en Jeugdfilm (Belgium)
  • Mikado Film S.p.A (Italy)
  • Pathé Europe (UK, France)
  • Folimage (France), for "La Prophétie des Grenouilles"
  • A. Film (Denmark)
  • Munich Animation Studio (Germany)

2003 - POTSDAM

  • Folkets Bio (Sweden)
  • MK2 (France)
  • RAI Cinema (Italy)
  • Didier Brunner (France)
  • Filmax International (Spain)
  • Milimetros Dibujos Animados SA (Spain), for "Dragon Hill"
  • Robert Réa, for "Babar", "Bécassine" and "Corto Maltèse" (France)

2002 - POTSDAM

  • Cinélibre (Belgium)
  • Rothkirch / Cartoon-Film (Germany)
  • TFC Trickmpany Filmproduktion (Germany)
  • Dansk Tegnefilm (Denmark)
  • Dygra Films – Megatrix, for “The Living Forest” (Spain)
  • France Television Groupe (France)
  • Terraglyph (Ireland)

2001 - POTSDAM

  • A. Film (Denmark)
  • Cecchi Gory (Italy)
  • MFA (Germany)
  • Aardman (UK)
  • M. Ocelot, D. Brunner and Gebeka for "Kirikou" (France)