The award for the best European animation short film was taken by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels for “Oh Willy...“
Toulouse, France --
The award for the best European animation short film was taken by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels for Oh Willy... on Thursday, September 13, at the Théâtre National de Toulouse, France.
The stop-motion with puppets and sets made of wool, felt and other fabrics is co-produced by Beast Animation (Belgium), Polaris Film & Finance, Vivement Lundi! (France) and Il Luster Productions (Netherlands).
Chubby Willy returns to the naturist community where he has spend his youth to visit his dying mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life...
The Cartoon d’Or 2012 jury was composed of directors Alain Gagnol (France), Esben Toft Jacobsen (Denmark) and Giuseppe Lagana (Italy) and the award was presented by French director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou).
The other nominees were Zing, Edmond Was a Donkey, Tram and Flamingo Pride.
Source: CARTOON FORUM
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.