On Saturday, December 7, Ari Folman’s The Congress is awarded the prize for best European Animated Feature at the European Film Awards.
BERLIN -- The more than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy, comprised of filmmakers from across Europe, have voted for this year’s European Film Awards, with Ari Folman’s The Congress taking home the prize for best European Animated Feature Film. Voting took place on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The Congress, from Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman, is an experiment in live-action melded with animation adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s sci-fi novel, “The Futurological Congress.” The film stars Robin Wright, who plays herself as an actress who agrees to be digitized for money, rendering her no longer in control of her own identity, along with Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston and Paul Giamatti.
The full list of awards is shown below:
The Great Beauty, dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty
François Ozon, In The House
Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty
Veerle Baetens, The Broken Circle Breakdown
European Animated Feature
The Congress, dir: Ari Folman
The Act Of Killing, dir: Joshua Oppenheimer
Love Is All You Need, dir: Susanne Bier
European Discovery Award – FIPRESCI
Oh Boy!, dir: Jan Ole Gerster
European Short Film
Death Of A Shadow, dir: Tom Van Avermaet
Ennio Morricone, The Best Offer
Asaf Sudry, Fill The Void
Cristiano Travaglioli, The Great Beauty
European Production Designer
Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina
European Costume Designer
Paco Delgado, Blancanieves
European Sound Designers
Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew, Paradise: Faith
People’s Choice Award
The Gilded Cage, dir: Ruben Alves
Source: European Film Academy
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.