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11 December 2017 à 12:51

French animated films triumph at the 1st Emile Awards

French productions and co-productions picked up more than half of the prizes handed out at the first Emile Awards Ceremony, which was held in Lille on December 8. These newly-created awards honor excellence in European animated filmmaking.

For this inaugural year, 48 nominees were selected from a total of 500 productions submitted. The 16 award-winners were spread across four sections:

  • Student Films and Short Films
  • Feature Films
  • Soundtrack Design
  • TV/Broadcast and Commissioned Productions

In each category, a jury of three European industry experts chose three nominees to compete for the awards. The winners were selected through an online vote made by members of the European Animation Awards Association, which organizes the awards in partnership with the French Hauts-de-France region and Pictanovo.

French award winners in 2017:

My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland/France) won 3 awards:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Screenplay for a Feature Film
  • Best Soundtrack for a Feature Film

The Red Turtle (France/Belgium/Japan) won 2 awards:

  • Best Character Animation in a Feature Film
  • Best Storyboard for a Feature Film
  • Ernest & Celestine (France/Belgium/Luxembourg): Best Background and Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Long Way North (France/Denmark): Best Background and Character Design in a Feature Film
  • Peripheria (France): Best Background and Character Design in a Short Film
  • Lastman (France): Best Soundtrack in a TV/Broadcast Production

The complete awards list can be found here.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 12 December 2017 à 12:51 CET

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