Cartoon Junior Award 2023

For short films made by children in animation film workshops held in elementary and middle schools.

The Cartoon Junior Award includes films made by children in schools, summer camps, workshops specifically created for the youngest artists.

It is fascinating for them to discover the magic of animation techniques, and the results are often surprising if we think about the age of their authors.

Winning film

Goodbye Earth

Goodbye earth – Director: Simon Medard and Dominique Van Hecke – Runtime: 8:26 – Country: Belgium – Year: 2021

For the elaborate structure of the plot that manages to convey an important message and at the same time easy to receive for everyone.


The Evil Castle

The Evil Castle – duration: 5:37 – Country: Belgium – Year: 2022

Made by 22 French and Belgian primary school children and produced by the company Camera-etc, it stands out for the originality of the message full of imagination and humor.

Finalist films

Adil12 Children CollectiveBelgium
AistorFfval FifesCroatia
Bob the elephant14 Children CollectiveBelgium
Crosswalk man’s busy dayPublic Television ServiceTaiwan
Dinos in the metaverse: a musical adventure in the virtual realityMariagiulia MorlacchiItaly
Doll factoryJunyoung ParkKorea, Republic of
Goodbye earthVan Hecke Dominique, Medard SimonBelgium
Little plaster and other storiesMaria Rosaria FlottaItaly
Love is a colorNikolina ŽabčićCroatia
Magic eraser: delete!Public Television ServiceTaiwan
Magnus the volcanoJacqueline Sánchez-CarreroSpain
Pigs and cactusesAnastasiya GidionRussian Federation
StationeryPublic Television ServiceTaiwan
The evil castleMathilde BrunetBelgiun
The fox, the turtle, the spider and the cakeBorbé Zoè, Van Hecke DominiqueBelgium
The guardian lion and budaixiPublic Television ServiceTaiwan
The magical cherry treeCine Clube de ViseuPortugal
The speech of txai suruiAlexandre JuruenaBrazil
The wind gets sickDruštvo SlonSlovenia