Ronal the Barbarian nominated for Cartoon Movie Tributes

ANIMATION. Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Philip Einstein Lipski and Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen are nominated as European Director of the Year for "Ronal the Barbarian". Danes participate in nine projects at Cartoon Movie 2012 in Lyon 7-9 March.

Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Philip Einstein Lipski and Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen have been nominated for the Cartoon Movie Tributes 2012 in the category European Director of the Year for their film "Ronal the Barbarian" at this year's Cartoon Movie that takes place 7-9 March 2012.

European animation professionals will pay tribute to the director, producer and distributor who they believe have made an outstanding contribution to the animated feature industry over the past year. The award ceremony will be held in Lyon, France, on 9 March as part of the 14th Cartoon Movie - the European co-production forum for animated feature films.

Thorbjørn Christofersen and Kresten Vestbjerg has previously directed Danish animation heavyweights "Journey to Saturn" and "Terkel in Trouble". "Ronal The Barbarian" is produced by Einstein Film with support from TV 2/Danmark and the Danish Film Institute.

Marco Macaco
"Marco Macaco"

Danish films at Cartoon Movie

Completed films

Ronal the Barbarian
Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Philip Einstein Lipski
Procuction Trine Heidegaard and Eddy May for Einstein Film

Films in production

Marco Macaco
Jan Rahbek
Production Thomas Borch Nielsen for Nice Ninja

Niko 2 – Family Affairs (Finnish-Germain-Danish-Irish co-production)
Director Kari Juusonen & Jørgen Lerdam
Production Anders Mastrup for A. Film

Projects in development

The Secret of Halloween
Production Lani Pixels

How Tom and Esther Saved the World
Director Michael Hegner
Production A. Film and AstaFilm

Beyond Beyond (Swedish-Danish co-production)
Director Esben Toft Jacobsen
Production Copenhagen Bombay 

Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins! (Norwegian-Danish co-production)
Director Torill Kove
Production A. Film 

Projects in concept

The Snowflakes
Director Thomas Borch Nielsen
Production Nice Ninja

Me & my Brother (Norwegian-Danish co-production)

Director Hallvar Witzø
Production Eye Candy Film Group

Cartoon Movie

9 Danish projects and co-productions

In addition to "Ronal the Barbarian”, another four Danish projects will be presented at the event:

"The Snowflakes" and "Marco Macaco" (both produced by Nice Ninja); "How Tom & Esther Saved the World" (PH3 ApS and A. Films) and "The Secret of Halloween" (Lani Pixels).

Danish animation will also participate at Cartoon Movie 2012 through another four co-productions that have been selected for the event: "Me & my Brother", "Beyond Beyond", "Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins!" and "Niko 2".

A total of 55 new European animation films and projects will be presented at the forum with the aim of speeding up financing and distribution.

Thursday 8 March the Danish Film Institute invites the international animation industry to "Meet the Danes" with drinks and networking. The event will take place at Bar Americain in Lyon at 10 pm.