Cartoon Club Award

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

Cartoon Club Award Winner

by Carmen Córdoba González
Spain, 2020 (9’)

  “Two children, neighbors, know each other, grow up, fall in love: a beautiful story of love for each other but above all for themselves. The debut short film by director Carmen Córdoba González addresses with tactfulness the theme of eating disorders and the perseverance it takes to stay close to those affected. The short succeeds in portraying the emotional suffering of the protagonist escaping conventional stereotypes. An incredibly mature work and, at the same time, pleasantly fresh.”

Special mention

by Cinzia Angelini
Prod. Andrea Emmes
USA, 2021 (19’50”)

“The war – the bombing of Trento in 1943, seen from the perspective of a child – is the pretext to celebrate the imagination and hope that the little ones cultivate even in the most difficult circumstances. And reading the credits, the incredible international artistic team that took part in the project really caught our eyes: 350 artists from more than 35 countries who wanted to share that imagination and that hope. Animated art still has, and will always have, the ability to see the world through the eyes of children.”

The finalist films of the Cartoon Club Award 2021

Among these short animation films is the winner of the Cartoon Club Award 2021! We will unveil the winner on Saturday 17 July, during the gala awards ceremony that will take place in Rimini at the Agostiniani Court. Save the date!

Autumn Winds, Spring Winds and Two DovesSadegh Javadi
Broken Roots Short FilmAsim Tareq, Sarah Elzayat
Candy CanAnton Octavian
EmbracedJustine Vuylsteker
Far IsleLaura Robinson
MilaCinzia Angelini
Mild Madness, Lasting LunacyMarine Laclotte
Orchestra RehearsalTatiana Okruzhnova
RobertoCarmen Córdoba González
Shallow VeinYoana Alexandrova
Sogni Al CampoMagda Guidi, Mara Cerri
Stars In the RainSara Namjo
Tales From the MultiverseMagnus Igland Møller, Mette Tange, Peter Smith
The Song of YueLi Bofan, Yang Han
The IntronautaJose Arboleda
The ShorelineSophie Racine
The Town Of Forgotten ThingsMassimiliano Frezzato, Francesco Filippi
The Weather Is LovelyChun-Chien Lien
UmbrellasJose Prats, Alvaro Robles
Where Night FallsFrancesco Filippini

Others films selected

Congratulations to the directors whose works have been selected, and which will be screened during our festival!

AzrarAhmed Jaber
A PetVera Doneva
AfterimageAntonis Doussias
ColoursTakumi Tanji
ConspiracyKuznetsov Andrey
CradlePaul Muresan
Granny’s AtticAlistair Kerr
Greece treasuresJanis Cimmermanis
Handico – AsthmaMaxime Gridelet, Pauline Brunner
HermannJordi Garcia 
I’ll be with you (con te sarò)Fabio Teriaca, Juan Pablo Etcheverry
IslandMengqian Chen
Just Add MilkSasha L Cuneo, Derek W Cuneo
Just For The RecordVojin Vasovic
Last MarchInbal Ochyon
Le silence de la rueMarie Opron
Lea’s SecretRico Gutierrez
Little snowmanAleksey Pochivalov
MarmaladeRadostina Neykova 
MarmaladeRadostina Neykova
Matilda and the spare headIgnas Meilūnas
Mondo DominoSuki Suki 
MosaicImge Özbilge (Director), Sine Özbilge (Co-director)
Mum is pouring rainHugo De Faucompret
Navozande, the MusicianReza Riahi
NestlingMarat Valerievich Narimanov
NestlingMarat Narimanov 
Old Mother SnowCelia Tisserant, Arnaud Demuynck
One stormy NightGil Alkabetz
Patchwork TigerAngela Steffen
Penguin and whaleEzequiel Torres, Pablo Roldán
PreciousPaul Mas
QuarantineIvan Andreevski
Real BoyIrena Jukić Pranjić
Red. The Color WithinWilliam Javier La Portilla
ReflectionJuan Carlos Mostaza 
RoutesAlejandro Imondi
Routine: The ProhibitionSam Orti 
Sad BeautyArjan Brentjes
SeasonGiovanna Lopalco
Shlomo and the RabbiJulien David 
Sky Sun, Tile SunZiba Arzhang
TableJoão Fazenda
The AlchemistMasoud
The BoatDavid Robinson and Bryan Mills
The Cow In the SkyFrancesco Filippini
The Great MilestoneIgnasi López Fàbregas
The Man Whose Head Was a Big Teapot (2020)Brian Luff
The MonkeyLorenzo Degl´innocenti, Xosé Zapata 
The Plastic TurtleMiguel León, Claudia Osejo
The Princess and the BanditMariya Sosnina, Mikhail Aldashin
The Swan MaidenKārlis Vītols
The WayfarerBehrouz Soleimaninazir, Shirin Soleimaninazir, Farnaz Moazen
To the Last DropSimon Schnellmann
Trona PinnaclesMathilde Parquet
Under the CloudsTikunova Vasilisa
Washing MachineAlexandra Májová
Where Were You?María Trénor
WhoKhadije Zafary