UK animator Joanna Quinn's short Dreams & Desires - Family Ties,which won prizes at the Annecy and Zagreb animation festivalslast month, is among five European shorts nominated for the Cartoon d'Or. The awards recognise the work of new talents in theEuropean animation industry.

The fivenominated films, selected from a longlist of 28, are:

Dreams & Desires - Family Ties, by Joanna Quinn (UK)

Historia Tragica Com Final Feliz,by Regina Passoa(Portugal/France/Canada)

Nocturne, by Guillaume Delaunay(France)

Olis Chance, by Saschka Unseld and Johannes Weiland (Germany)

Overtime, by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrie (France)

The prizewinner will be awarded a trophy and a cash prize of $19,166 (Euros 15,000) atthe closing ceremony of this year's Cartoon Forum co-production market in Pau on September 23.

Pastwinners of the Cartoon d'Or have included suchleading European animators as Nick Park, Sylvain Chometand Jacques-Remy Girerd.