Cartoon Club Award 2023

Dedicated to animated films produced by professional directors and Italian and foreign production companies.

Animation short films made by professional directors, animation studios and production companies, participate in the Cartoon Club Award.

They are a large overview of industry trends, progress in animation techniques and the themes that artists feel the need to address in their films.

Winning film

Slipping Away

Slipping away – Director: Gabriel Hénot Lefèvre – Runtime: 14:00 – Country: France – Year: 2022

In a sanatorium by the sea, an old man takes care of an injured seagull and, for a brief moment, returns back to his childhood.

Gabriel Hénot-Lefèvre is an absolute talent of French and European animation. In “Slipping Away” we recognize his past as an illustrator of children’s books and also a certain wisdom for the mise en scène.

Folimage’s production is a certainty in supporting continental animation.


a guerra finita

A guerra finita – Director: Simone Massi – Runtime: 5:00 – Country: Italy- Year: 2022
The research of the artist from Pergola continues. His journey into memory and in the preservation of the values of the people and their lands is accompanied by technique and style now inextricably linked to his artistic expression, this time declined to support the cause of Emergency through the words of its founder, Gino Strada.

Finalist films

  • Broken, Farzaneh Omidvarnia
  • Everything is alright by Tami Sivan (Israel)   
  • Go away, Alfred! by Célia Tisserant, Arnaud Demuynck (France)   
  • Impurrfection by Chiang Yao (Taiwan)         
  • La calesita by Augusto Schillaci (Argentina) 
  • A guerra finita by Simone Massi menzione
  • Paperplanes by Arvind Singh Jeena (India   
  • Slipping away by Gabriel Hénot Lefèvre (France)    
  • The goose by Jan Mika (Czech Republic)      
  • The lovely sky by Amir Mehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)   
  • The thrown away book by Agata Gorządek (Poland)           

List of films in competition

The films will be screened during the course of the event, see the calendar of screenings of the Cartoon Club Award.

A guerra finitaSimone MassiItaly
A journey with my dadMor IsraeliIsrael
AccompaniedLiam LaurentiFrance
All goodDiana Acién ManzorroSpain
Angry bagDace RiduzeLatvia
Anime d’inchiostroDiego De AngelisItaly
Argo e odiLuca Di CeccaItaly
Balcony cacophonyQuentin HaberhamNetherlands
Bear hugMargrethe DanielsenFrance
Before heavenAhmad HeydarianIran, Islamic Republic of
Being tenFatemeh JafariIran, Islamic Republic of
Birds, by the wayAlla VartanyanRussian Federation
Black winterNoviandra SantosaIndonesia
Blue and curt – hunter!Jesse CoteCanada
BrokenFarzaneh OmidvarniaDenmark
C’est un loup (it’s a wolf)Seth BortnerUnited States
CanadàPaola LucianiItaly
CandlelightScott NewtonUnited Kingdom
Coffee runJosh Hicks, Emlyn DaviesUnited Kingdom
CorvineSean MccarronCanada
CuddleMargot ReumontBelgium
Dark sideSvyatoslav UshakovRussian Federation
Dear passengersMax KulikovRussian Federation
DinosauvrovoMasha VselenskayaRussian Federation
DJANGOPHONIQUE – douce ambianceSam ShawUnited States
Easy busyEkaterina GanakhRussian Federation
EcceMargherita PremurosoItaly
Egor!Maria AfoninaRussian Federation
Everything is alrightTami SivanIsrael
Fiadh à fireach (the hind)Helen Louise Woolston, John Francis QuirkUnited Kingdom
Find the river, find the sunNina PrangeGermany
Flight of the artemisBrian LuffUnited Kingdom
Floor 43Sophya KebetsUnited Kingdom
FraihaAmal Al-Shammari, Hossein HeydarQatar
Franzy’s soup-kitchenAna ChubinidzeFrance
From our sideSimone MassiItaly
From the borderArtur SaribekyanArmenia
Go away, alfred!Célia Tisserant, Arnaud DemuynckFrance
Grogh. story of a beaverGianni Zauli, Alberto BaioniItaly
Hablando de cosas seriasClaudia Marcela RuizArgentina
Hi!Narjes Mohammadi, Hajar MehraniNetherlands
ImpurrfectionChiang YaoTaiwan
Introduction aux études CinématographiquesGéza M. TóthHungary
Iron pledgeKurumi HakamataJapan
Its a gray, gray worldSeyed Mohsen Pourmohseni ShakibIran, Islamic Republic of
Journey to discover graffiti‪Marwa Ali‏Egypt
Jules & julietteChantal PetenBelgium
Kafka’s dollBruno SimõesSpain
La calesitaAugusto SchillaciArgentina
La vituallaSantiago PosadaColombia
LamellaeFreya Elaine DahlstromAustralia
Lucky manClaude LuyetSwitzerland
Meal on the plateChenglin XieUnited States
MinniauMichela AneddaItaly
Mothers of the worldVaishnavi SundarIndia
MovementValentine MoserSwitzerland
My grumpy grandpaKomi Messan AnthonyTogo
My type of peopleLizzy MartinezUnited States
NemiNicolás ZarcoMexico
New snowPaulina Koniuk-FonżychowskaNot Specified
No time for loveGabriella CoumauFrance
Not my breadAndrei BakhurinRussian Federation
OrcaNikita RatnikovUkraine
PaperplanesArvind Singh JeenaIndia
Para saber que te quieroKatalin EgelyHungary
PigJorn LeeuwerinkNetherlands
PinaDepuydt Jérémy, Accardo GiuseppeBelgium
Pink mountainThomas KunstlerGreece
Pirate and a celloAndrei SokolovRussian Federation
PurimJacque PcheUnited States
Rickety circusZénó Kristóf MiraHungary
RopedCarmen Córdoba Gonzálezspain
ShyraqMeirzhan SandybayKazakhstan
SisterKasia K. PierógPoland
Slipping awayGabriel Hénot LefèvreFrance
Socks for the starOlga TitovaRussian Federation
SpideogLisa KearneyIreland
SpuffiesJaka IvancSlovenia
Stan by meRachel DixonUnited Kingdom
StepsTatiana Moshkova, Marina MoshkovaRussian Federation
Television headAlistair KerrUnited Kingdom
Terra somnusDaniel Othon M. GallardoSpain
The alley in stillVishal RanjithkumarSri Lanka
The encounterAleksandra KrivolutskaiaRussian Federation
The gooseJan MikaCzech Republic
The killingMojtaba PourkhatounIran, Islamic Republic of
The legend of goldhornLea VuckoSlovenia
The lost starSofya NabokPoland
The lovely skyAmir MehranNot Specified
The misadventures of sir percivalBecho Lo Bianco, Mariano Bergara, Javier MradArgentina
The monster and the little girlJorge Juan Costas MiraSpain
The old man and the seaEylül YarkinTurkey
The silent typeAvital Kronfeld, Shahar KorrenIsrael
The sprayerFarnoosh AbediIran, Islamic Republic of
The thrown away bookAgata GorządekPoland
The сhristmas tree schoolAnastasia MakhlinaRussian Federation
Til we meet againÜlo PikkovEstonia
Timbrée_h264Alain BoisvertCanada
To be sistersAnne-Sophie Gousset, Clément CéardFrance
Tyler childers – ‘country squire’Colonel Tony MooreUnited Kingdom
WhatmanNika ZinovevaCzech Republic
YariBreno RohrBrazil
Your bad animalsIdo Shapira And Amit CohenIsrael
Zombie meteorAlfonso Fulgencio, Jose Luis  FariasSpain