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Who's better to present the European Animation Awards than its president (and Aardman power-figure)?

peter-lord2The newly founded institution of European Animation Awards is a unique opportunity for European animators to unite and celebrate the art of European animation.

It has already set its first award date: 8 December 2017 (Nouveau Siècle,  Lille, France).

Taking its name from both French animation artists Émile Reynaud and Émile Cohl, the awards tend to celebrate the creativity and energy of a sector which counts multiple and undeniable successes.

The awards will be voted by the EAA members, representing a large vision of European professionals.

Its first president, Peter Lord, invites all creative animation personnel in Europe to join the EAA and support the pan-European (40 countries involved) effort.

 

The competition categories have also been announced:

EMILE AWARDS CATEGORIES

  • Best Student Film
  • Best Commissioned Film,
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • Best Background and Character design in a short film production
  • Best TV/Broadcast Production (Director)
  • Best Background and character design in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Best Character Animation in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Best Writing in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Best Storyboard in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Best Soundtrack in a TV/Broadcast Production
  • Best TV/Feature Film (Director)
  • Best Background and Character design in a Feature Production
  • Best Character Animation in a Feature Production
  • Best Writing in a Feature Production
  • Best Storyboard in a Feature Production
  • Best Soundtrack in a Feature Production

And here's another teaser by Mickaël Royer (prod. Avril Film), set to the music of Triplets of Belleville (Benoît Charest)