With a total of 24 nominations, French productions are set to play a key role at the 1st edition of the Emile Awards, which are dedicated exclusively to the European animation industry.
On Monday, November 6, the legendary British producer and director Peter Lord—one of the founders of Aardman Animations and president of the European Animation Awards—announced the official list of 48 nominees that will compete at the first edition of the Emile Awards.
This new event, which aims to reward excellence in the European animated film industry, will present 17 awards. Highlighting the prominence of the French animation sector, French films have secured 24 nominations.
Acclaimed productions such as The Red Turtle, My Life as a Courgette, and Big Bad Fox & Other Tales will thus be vying for Best Animated Feature Film honors.
Alongside these films are other titles that have enjoyed international careers, including Ernest & Celestine, Long Way North, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, The Girl Without Hands, and Louise by the Shore.
And, of course, short films are far from overlooked at these awards, with shorts that have benefited from UniFrance support, such as Chulyen, histoire de corbeau, Peripheria, and Child Dream, included in the nominations list.
The award-winners will be announced on December 8 at the awards ceremony to be held in Lille.
You can view the complete nominations list on the European Animation Awards' official website.
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