Four Animation Films and Four Comedies Nominated

The European Film Academy proudly announces the four nominations for the award categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017.

The nominations for the category ANIMATED FEATURE FILM were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), EFA Member Anja Šošić (Poland), as well as CARTOON representatives Christian Davin (France), Moe Honan (Ireland) and Alessandro Rak (Italy).

As for COMEDY, the committee consisted of EFA Board Members Henning Kamm (Germany) and Ada Solomon (Romania), EFA Members Nacho Carballo (Spain) and Nik Powell (UK), and distributor Hrvoje Laurenta (Croatia).

NOMINATED FOR EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017: 

ETHEL & ERNEST
UK, Luxembourg
94 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Roger Mainwood
PRODUCED BY Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding & Stephan Roelants
ANIMATION: Peter Dodd

LOUISE BY THE SHORE
LOUISE EN HIVER
France, Canada
75 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jean-François Laguionie
PRODUCED BY Jean-Pierre Lemouland & Galilé Gauvin-Marion
ANIMATION: Lionel Chauvin & Joahanna Bessière

LOVING VINCENT
Poland, UK
94 min
DIRECTED BY Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
WRITTEN BY Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman & Jacek Dehnel
PRODUCED BY Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart & Sean Bobbitt
ANIMATION: Dorota Kobiela & Łukasz Mackiewicz

ZOMBILLÉNIUM
France, Belgium
80 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord
PRODUCED BY Henri Magalon & Léon Pérahia
ANIMATION: David Nasser

 

NOMINATED FOR EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017: 

KING OF THE BELGIANS
Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria
94 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens
PRODUCED BY Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, François Touwaide, Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Mira Staleva & Stefan Kitanov

THE SQUARE
Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
145 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund
PRODUCED BY Erik Hemmendorff & Philippe Bober

VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD
VINCENT

Belgium, France
121 min
DIRECTED BY Christophe van Rompaey
WRITTEN BY Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem
PRODUCED BY Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Emmanuel Giraud & Aurélie Bordier

WELCOME TO GERMANY
WILLKOMMEN BEI DEN HARTMANNS

Germany
116 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Simon Verhoeven
PRODUCED BY Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Michael Verhoeven & Stefan Gärtner

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Comedy 2017 and the European Animated Feature Film 2017 will then be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 December, in Berlin. 

Berlin, 24 October 2017