The European Film Academy has announced its three nominations in the European Animated Feature Film 2013 category: Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” Alain Ughetto’s “Jasmine,” and Enzo d’ Alo’s “Pinocchio.”
The nominees have graced the competition with a distinct thematic diversity. “The Congress” tells the futuristic story of Hollywood actress Robin Wright’s struggle with an elaborate technological exploitation of her craft and image. “Jasmine,” on the other hand, follows cartoonist filmmaker Alain through a late 70s tale of love and revolution with a young Iranian student named Jasmine. Finally, “Pinocchio” is a retelling of the timeless moment when woodcarver Geppetto breathed life into a puppet.
The European Film Academy committee consists of board members Bruno Chatelin(France), Marek Rozenbaum(Israel) and Manuel Cristobal(Spain), all three of which are producers as well as representatives of CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film. The nominated films will be submitted to 2,900 EFA Members for selection of a winning film which will subsequently be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 7th.