The pre-selection committee of the European Film Awards (EFAs) has announced the nominees in the animated feature category. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on December 12, which will be live-streamed from Berlin, Germany.
The nominees are:
- Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary — dir. Rémi Chayé (France/Denmark)
- Josep — dir. Aurelien Froment (France/Belgium/Spain)
- Klaus — dir. Sergio Pablos (Spain)
- The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks — dir. Andrey Khrzhanovsky (Russia)
As in previous years, the list runs the gamut from high-profile award guzzlers to offbeat indie fare. The best-known film here is Klaus, which was produced at Pablos’s SPA Studios in Madrid and released last year as Netflix’s first original animated feature. It cleaned up at the Annies and was nominated for an Oscar, but that is no guarantee of success at the EFAs, which often pick smaller titles over big-studio productions.