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]

Braise by Hugo Frassetto

La Grosse Bête (The Big Beast) by Pierre Luc Granjon

Lettres de Femmes (Women’s Letters) by Augusto Zanovello

Mademoiselle Kiki et les Montparnos by Amélie Harrault [Watch the film]

Palmipedarium by Jérémy Clapin [Watch the trailer]

Peau de Chien (Dog’s Skin) by Nicolas Jacquet [Watch the film]

The Great Rabbit by Atsushi Wada [Watch the trailer]

Tram by Michaela Pavlátová [Watch the film]

(via Catsuka)

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