Alan Holly’s Irish animated short film Coda has been nominated for the prestigious Cartoon d’Or award.

The Cartoon d’Or is the award for best European animated short bestowed at the Cartoon Forum. The six nominees were chosen from a shortlist of 31 films which won an award at  one of the Cartoon Media partner festivals in the past year.

Coda tells the story of a lost soul who stumbles drunkenly through the city. In a park, death finds him and shows him many things. Produced by Ciaran Deeney for Dublin-based animation studio And Maps and Plans, Coda features the voices of Brian Gleeson (Standby, The Stag) and Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Guarantee) in addition to music composed by Shane Holly.

Coda was shortlisted for an Academy Award®-nomination earlier this year. It has also achieved success on the festival circuit, winning awards such as Best Animated Short Film at SXSW and Most Creative Short at last year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Coda was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council.

Previous winners of the Cartoon D’Or award include Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit short The Wrong Trousers and Please Say Something from Irish director David O’Reilly.

The Cartoon d’Or award ceremony will take place in Toulouse, France on September 17th.

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