The French Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma has announced ten animated short films that have been shortlisted for Best Animated Film at the 2014 César Awards. Unlike its American equivalent, the Oscar, the César awards do not distinguish between animated shorts and features. After members of the French Academy screen the films in December, they will choose two nominees from this list. The two shorts will compete in the same category alongside three animated features. The animated film award will be presented at the 39th César awards on February 28th, 2014.
Le Banquet de la Concubine (The Banquet of the Concubine) by Hefang Wei
Betty’s Blues by Remi Vandenitte [Watch the trailer]