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2021 Award Coverage
Twenty-seven features are eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must fulfill that requirement and comply with all the category’s other qualifying rules to advance in the voting process.
To determine the five nominees, members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote in the category. Academy members outside of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are invited to opt in to participate and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.
ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE ANIMATED FEATURE "FILM CATEGORY“
"Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus”
“The Croods: A New Age”
“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba-The Movie: Mugen Train”
“Earwig and the Witch”
“Kill It and Leave This Town”
“Lupin III: The First”
“My Favorite War”
“Nos Ili Zagovor Ne Takikh”“No.7 Cherry Lane”
“On-Gaku: Our Sound”
“Onward”“Over the Moon”
“Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs”
“Ride Your Wave”
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”
“Trolls World Tour”
“A Whisker Away”
2020 Award Coverage
2018 Awards news and features:
Archive: Call for entries (short animation):
An animated film is defined as a motion picture in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame techniq ue, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: narrative or abstract. Some of the techniques of animating films include but are not limited to hand-drawn animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutout animation, pinscr een, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects created frame-by-frame, and drawing on the film frame itself. Motion capture and real-time puppetry are not by themselves animation techniques. An animated short film has a running time of 40 minutes or less. An animated feature film has a running time of more than 40 minutes. In an animated film, animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time. In addition, a narrative animated film must have a significant number of the major characters animated. If the picture is created in a cinematic style that could be mistaken for live action, the filmmaker(s) must also submit information supporting how and why the picture is substantially a work of animation rather than live action. Documentary short subjects that are animated may be submitted in either the Animated Short Film category or the Documentary Short Subject category, but not both
To be eligible for award consideration for the 91st Awards year, a short film must fulfill one of the following qualifying criteria between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. This qualification must take place within two years of the film’s completion date:
1. The picture must have been publicly exhibited for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County for a run of at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening a day prior to public exhibition or distribution by any nontheatrical means .
2. The film must have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival, as specified in the Short Film Qualifying Festival List, regardless of any prior public exhibition or distribution by nontheatrical means . Proof of the award must be submitted with the entry.
3. The film must have won a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal award in the Academy’s 2018Student Academy Awards competition in the Animation, Narrative, Alternative or Foreign Film Categories