The European Film Academy have announced the three nominations for the new award category for best animated feature film of 2009. The jury consisting of EFA Board Members Per Holst (producer, Denmark) and Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) as well as representatives of Cartoon, the European Association of Animation Film, Agnes Bizzaro (program consultant/ editor, France/Germany), Enzo d'Alo (director, Italy) and Joanna Quinn (director, UK), decided to nominate the following films:
Mia and the Migoo (Mia et le Migou), directed by Jacques-Remy Girerd
Niko & The Way to the Stars (Niko - Lentaejaen poika), directed by Kari Juusonen & Michael Hegner
The Secret of Kells, directed by Tomm Moore
The nominated films will now be submitted to the EFA Members to elect the winner who will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 12th, in Bochum.