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Emile Awards Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 Edition

Expanded two-day event running December 7 & 8 in Lille, France to include talks, master classes, workshops, exhibitions and screenings.

The European Animation Awards Association has issued a call for submissions for the 2018 edition of the Emile Awards, taking place December 7 & 8 in Lille, France. This year’s expanded two-day event will also include talks, master classes, workshops, exhibitions and screenings.

Celebrating the excellence and diversity of the European animation film industry, the Emile Awards held its inaugural edition last year, which saw 1,300 attendees. A total of 17 trophies were awarded among the 48 final nominations, including the Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award to Richard Williams, who received a standing ovation.

Submission rule changes for the Emile Awards have also been announced with the following changes:

  • Review of application fees regarding the reality of the economy.
  • Two additional trophies will be given: Best Sound Design in Feature Film and Best Sound Design in a TV/Broadcast Production, pushing the total number of trophies to 19 (18 + Lotte Reiniger Award).
  • Five nominations (instead of three in 2017) will be accepted per category, bringing the total number of possible nominees to 90.

Submissions are now being accepted through October 15 in the following categories:

SHORT FILMS:

  • Best Direction
  • Best Background & Character Design

FEATURE FILMS:

  • Best Direction
  • Best Writing
  • Best Storyboard
  • Best Character Animation
  • Best Background & Character Design
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best Sound Design

STUDENT FILMS:

  • Best Achievement in a Student Film

COMMISSIONED FILMS:

  • Best Achievement in a Commissioned Film

TV/BROADCAST FILMS:

  • Best Direction
  • Best Writing
  • Best Storyboard
  • Best Character Animation
  • Best Background & Character Design
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best Sound Design

Submission forms, guidelines and requirements can be found on the European Animation Awards website. The deadline to submit entries is October 15, 2018.

Source: European Animation Awards Association

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