The 2019 edition of the European Animation Awards (EAA) has been postponed until 2020. The organizers cite financial difficulties as the reason for why the third edition of the European Animation Awards, also known as the Emiles, will not take place in December as had been previously announced.
“The financial difficulties are caused by a combination of an unexpected absence of support from Creative Europe Media and several industry sponsors,” the EAA board said in a statement.
The organizers, led by EAA president (and Aardman co-founder) Peter Lord, make clear that this is a temporary situation and that they intend to continue the awards. “We believe that the Emile awards are much needed, and we will not let it end. The EAA are simply taking a small step back, learning from previous editions, to take time to build a stronger event, complete with a more formidable network.”