Directorialduo Nick Park and Steve Box, the
Parkand Box are nominated in the Tribute category for Best Direction along withMichel Ocelot and Benedict Galup (Kirikou And The Wild Beast), Jorgen Lerdam andAnders Sorensen (Pettson And Findus: The TomteMachine) and Aron Gauder(The District).
Thenominations for the Best European Distributor have gone to France's Gebeka Films, Switzerland's Mont-Blanc Distribution,Italy's Mikado Film and Sweden's Folkets Bio, whilethe distinction as Best European Production Company for services and commitmentto the European animation film will be decided among DygraFilms (Midsummer Dream), M6 Studio (Asterix And The Vikings), TV Loonland/Happy Life Animation (Pettson And Findus), and Aardman (Wallace & Gromit:The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit).
Accordingto Cartoon Movie's organisers, the largest number of projectsbeing presented at the co-production market this year are from
Intotal, 46 projects from 13 European countries with an overall budget of over $355.7m (Euros300m) have been selected to be pitched to more than 100 potential distributorsand financiers including representatives from Universal, Warner, DreamWorks, Kinowelt, Celluloid Dreams, Disney Channel, Canal +, Cofiloisirs and EM.TV.
Amongthe selected projects are completed films such as M6 Studio's Asterix And The Vikings,Filmax Animation's Gisaku and MAUR Film's Filmfarum 2 as well as films currently inpost-production such as