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Ari Folman’s 'The Congress' Wins European Film Award

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:

European Film
The Great Beauty, dir: Paolo Sorrentino

European Director
Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty

European Screenwriter
François Ozon, In The House

European Actor
Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty

European Actress
Veerle Baetens, The Broken Circle Breakdown

European Animated Feature
The Congress, dir: Ari Folman

European Documentary
The Act Of Killing, dir: Joshua Oppenheimer

European Comedy
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

European Composer
Ennio Morricone, The Best Offer

European Cinematographer
Asaf Sudry, Fill The Void

European Editor
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

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.