Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated film Head Over Heels won the Cartoon D'Or award for Best European short animated film.
Cartoon D'Or is the premiere European award for the best European short animated film of the year. It was created in 1991 by CARTOON to counteract the lack of awards for animation inside the major European festivals and awards (Cannes, Berlin, Venice Film Festival etc.)
For the 2013 award, jury members selected the story of a couple upside down in Head Over Heels  to get the coveted award, which was shared between director Reckart and producer Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly.
Cartoon D'Or nominees (between five and six each year) are selected from a number of already awarded short films at partner animation festivals  such as Annecy, Anifest and Stuttgart.
The six nominated films for 2013 were:
The 2013 jury was composed of producer Didier Brunner from Les Armateurs (France) and directors Anca Damian (Romania) and Enrique Gato (Spain). See all the eligible films entered into competition .
Oh, Willy by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels won the Cartoon D'Or in 2012.
The Cartoon D' Or award ceremony took place September 19 during Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France.
Watch the trailer for Head Over Heels, below:
Source: Cartoon Forum