The European Film Academy’s three nominations for European Animated Feature Film 2015 are below. They are selected by a committee from a list of films provided by Cartoon, the European Association of Animation Film, as well as individual film submissions. The committee is EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), animation experts Marcel Jean (Annecy FF, Canada) and Anja Šošić (Human Ark, Poland), as well as Petteri Pasanen (Anima Vitae, Finland), Iain Harvey (The Illuminated Film Company, UK) and Jacques-Rémy Girerd (director, France), the latter three representing Cartoon.
The nominated films will soon be submitted to over 3,000 EFA Members to select the winner. The European Animated Feature Film 2015 will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, December 12th. Watch the live stream.
As for the Oscar race, “The Song of the Sea” was nominated last year, while well-reviewed “Shaun the Sheep Movie” is considered a strong animation contender for 2016 and “Adama” opens October 21 in France.
The following films are nominated:
DIRECTED BY: Simon Rouby
WRITTEN BY: Julien Lilti & Simon Rouby
PRODUCED BY: Philippe Aigle, Séverine Lathuillière, Daniel Goudineau, Azmina Goulamaly, Alain Séraphine & Lucien Chemla
ANIMATION: Pierre Ducos
SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Richard Starzak & Mark Burton
PRODUCED BY: Paul Kewley & Julie Lockhart
ANIMATION: Will Becher
SONG OF THE SEA
Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg
DIRECTED BY: Tomm Moore
WRITTEN BY: William Collins
PRODUCED BY: Paul Young
ANIMATION: Fabian Earlinghauser & Sean McCarron