The European Film Awards’s pre-selection committee has announced the nominees in the animated feature category. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on December 7 in Berlin, Germany.
The nominees are:
- Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles — Directed by Salvador Simó (Spain/Netherlands)
- I Lost My Body — Directed by Jérémy Clapin (France)
- Marona’s Fantastic Tale — Directed by Anca Damian (France/Romania/Belgium)
- The Swallows of Kabul — Directed by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec (France/Luxembourg/Switzerland)
The list isn’t much of a surprise — all four films have been performing well at festivals — but it is notable for featuring more female directors (three) than male (two). Given the scarcity of animated features helmed by women, this is highly unusual.