European Animation Awards: “Merlot” di Gennari & Martinelli tra i candidati, premio alla carriera a Richard Williams

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.

Online votes opening on Nov, 7th:

Each category will be submitted to online votes by the members of the European Animation Awards association between November, 7th-30th. Only members of the EAA association are entitled to vote. It is still possible to become a member for 2017 and vote online for your favorite nominees on the official event website: www.animationawards.eu. The membership subscription made after the November, 27th will only be able to vote for the Emile Awards 2018.

The winner for each category will be announced during the Emile Awards ceremony on Dec, 8th and receive the trophy on stage.

Official movie preview: ‘The Breadwinner’:
The Emile Awards Ceremony will be followed by the exclusive European opening night of the awaited new animation feature film ‘The Breadwinner’, directed by Nora Twomey in presence of the movie crew. The movie screening is open and reserved to Emile Awards attendees and will start right after the ceremony ends.
To attend the Emile Awards Ceremony followed by the screening of ‘The Breadwinner’, please book your free ticket online: www.animationawards.eu

About the European Animation ‘Emile’ Awards
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.

About the EAA Association:
The EAA association behind the Emile Awards is led by an official board composed of industry experts. Every professional from the European animation industry can join the association and become a member. All EAA association members are allowed to vote online in each category of the EAA and benefit from a reserved seat at the Emile Awards and special rights at the EAA general assembly.

NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY

Nominees for ‘Best Student Film’
O Matko! / Oh Mother ! – Poland
Merlot – Italy
Pro Mamu / About a mother – Russia

Nominees for ‘Best Commissioned Film’
The Story of an Idea – United Kingdom
Otto ‘Time’ – Germany
The Last Job on Earth – United Kingdom

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

Nominees for ‘Best Background and Character Design in a Short Film Production’

Peripheria – France
Manivald – Estonia, Croatia & Canada
Rêve d’enfant / Child Dream – France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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