European Animated Feature Film

2017 Regulations:

The award is presented to the European* director of an animated feature film. Eligible candidates must be born in Europe or hold a European* passport.  

The criteria whereby an animation film qualifies as European* are based upon a point system set up by CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film. To give the most flexible definition, a film qualifies as European if it achieves 10 points out of a possible maximum of 17 from a list of European elements, following below point system:

Elements: Weighting points

Script    2
Character design    2
Music composition     1
Directing    2
Storyboard    2
Chief decorator     1
Computer backgrounds    1
Layout    2
Compositing    1
Editing    1
Sound    1
TOTAL    17

The EFA Board has, however, the right to look at any exception in cases of lower points, provided the film has a European* director.

A film is considered an animated feature film with a minimum of 50% of the film being animated. In case of doubt, a decision will be made by the EFA Board.

A committee composed of experts appointed by CARTOON and the European Film Academy selects three nominations from a list of films provided by CARTOON as well as from films submitted by 31 May 2017. Eligible films should have had their first official screening (be it at a festival or at a regular cinema) between 1 June 2016 and 31 May 2017. The EFA Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases.

Contact for film submission and further information: submission

The three nominated films are made available as VOD to the EFA Members to vote for the winner.