8. November 2017 Johannes Wolters

European Animation Awards: 48 nominees in 16 categories and Lotte Reiniger Life Time Achievement Award recipient revealed

The president of the European Animation Awards association, Peter Lord announced the 48 nominees competing in the first edition of the Emile Awards. They were selected from 500 submissions. The announcement took place today at Nexus Studios, London. The Awards ceremony will take place 2017, December 8th, Lille, France, at ‘Le Nouveau Siècle’. Along animation industry experts, general public is also welcome for the ceremony
Jury members and categories: The 16 categories were divided in 4 main fields: student and short, feature films, soundtrack, TV broadcast and commissioned. For each, a jury composed of 3 European experts voted for the final 3 nominees.
The jury was composed of:
– Carolina Lopez (Spain), Alexis Hunot (France) & Regina Pessoa (Portugal) for Student and Short Films
– Maria Anestopoulou (Greece), Tomm Moore (Ireland) & Claire Jennings (United Kingdom) for Feature Films
– Bruno Coulais (France), Emmanuel Deletang (France) & Tom van Waveren (Netherlands) for Soundtrack
– Marion Edwards (United Kingdom), Olivier Barbeau (Switzerland/France) & Yulia Aronova (Russia) for TV Broadcast and Commissioned
Lotte Reiniger Achieviement Award recipient: Peter Lord also announced the first recipient of the Lotte Reiniger Achievement Award.
The Canadian-British animator Richard Williams will be rewarded for his entire career achievements.

The Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award is rewarding an individual in recognition of their lifetime contribution to the art of animation.
Legendary animator, Richard Williams is the director of the multiple times awarded ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, and ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ animation feature films. He also wrote ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ often considered as the animation bible by animators in training. Richard Williams will receive his trophy from Peter Lord at the Emile Awards ceremony.

The winner for each category will be announced during the Emile Awards ceremony on Dec, 8th and receive the trophy on stage.
The Emile Awards, the brainchild of Didier Brunner, Jean-Paul Commin, Peter Lord, also co-founder of the Aardman Studio, aim to reward the excellence of the European animation film industry and its diversity. The first edition will take place in partnership with the Région Hauts de France and Pictanovo on 8th December 2017 at Le Nouveau Siècle theatre in Lille, France. A total of 17 trophies will be given on that very special night for the industry.

NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY
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Nominees for ‘Best Student Film’
O Matko! / Oh Mother ! – Poland
Merlot – Italy
Pro Mamu / About a mother – Russia
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Nominees for ‘Best Commissioned Film’
The Story of an Idea – United Kingdom
Otto ‚Time‘ – Germany
The Last Job on Earth – United Kingdom
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Nominees for ‘Best Animated Short Film’
Chulyen, histoire de corbeau / Chulyen, a crow’s tale – France
Sredi chernyh voln / Among the black waves – Russia
Min Börda / The Burden – Sweden
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Nominees for ‘Best Background and Character Design in a Short Film Production’
Peripheria – France
Manivald – Estonia, Croatia & Canada
Rêve d’enfant / Child Dream – France
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Nominees for ‘Best TV/Broadcast Production (Best Director)’
Revolting Rhymes – United Kingdom
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – United Kingdom
The Amazing World of Gumball – United Kingdom
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Nominees for ‘Best Background and Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production’
Hey Duggee (Season 2) – United Kingdom
Puffin Rock (Season 2) – Ireland
Ernest & Célestine – France, Belgium & Luxembourg
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Nominees for ‘Best Character Animation in a TV/Broadcast Production’
Revolting Rhymes – United Kingdom
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – United Kingdom
The Amazing World of Gumball – United Kingdom
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Nominees for ‘Best Writing in a TV/Broadcast Production’
Mon chevalier et moi / My Knight and Me – France & Belgium
The Amazing World of Gumball – United Kingdom
Flapacha, où es-tu? / Floopaloo, where are you? (Season 2) – France
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Nominees for ‘Best Storyboard in a TV/Broadcast Production’
Revolting Rhymes – United Kingdom
The Amazing World of Gumball – United Kingdom
Shaun The Sheep (Season 5) – United Kingdom
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Nominees for ‘Best Soundtrack in a TV/Broadcast Production’
Mon chevalier et moi / My Knight and Me – France & Belgium
Lastman – France
En sortant de l’école / Fresh Out of School (Season 3: Guillaume Apollinaire) – France
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Nominees for ‘Best Feature Film (Best Director)’
La Tortue rouge / The Red Turtle – France, Belgium & Japan
Le Grand Méchant Renard et autres contes / The Big Bad Fox and other tales – France & Belgium
Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France
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Nominees for ‘Best Background and Character Design in a Feature Film’
Psiconautas, los niños olvidados / Psiconautas, the Forgotten Children – Spain
Tout en Haut du Monde / Long Way North – France & Denmark
Ethel & Ernest – United Kingdom & Luxembourg
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Nominees for ‘Best Character Animation in a Feature Film’
Ethel & Ernest – United Kingdom & Luxembourg
La Jeune Fille Sans Mains / The Girl Without Hands – France
La Tortue Rouge / The Red Turtle – France, Belgium & Japan
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Nominees for ‘Best Writing in a Feature Film’
Ethel & Ernest – United Kingdom & Luxembourg
Louise en Hiver / Louise by the Shore – France & Canada
Ma Vie de Courgette / My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France
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Nominees for ‘Best Storyboard in a Feature Film’
Psiconautas, los niños olvidados / Psiconautas, the Forgotten Children – Spain
Tout en Haut du Monde / Long Way North – France & Denmark
La Tortue Rouge / The Red Turtle – France, Belgium & Japan
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Nominees for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film’
Ma Vie de Courgette / My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland & France
Tout en Haut du Monde / Long Way North – France & Denmark
La Jeune Fille Sans Mains / The Girl Without Hands – France
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◦ More information about the nominated films are available on our website:
www.animationawards.eu

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