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EFA NOMINATES THREE ANIMATION FILMS
The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2014






A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Marek Rozenbaum, producer (Israel) and Roberto Cicutto, producer (Italy), as well as Doris Cleven (Director Anima, Belgium), Wolfgang Spindler (journalist, Euronews, France) and Caroline Cor (production analyst, feature films department, CNC, France), all three of them representatives of CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, decided on the following nominations






JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART
France/Belgium, 93 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Mathias Malzieu & Stéphane Berla
ANIMATION: Nicolette Ceccoli, Stéphane Martinez & Robert Cepo
A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born.


MINUSCULE - THE VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS
France/Belgium, 88 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud
In a peaceful forest, the remains of a picnic trigger a ruthless war between rival ant colonies, obsessed with gaining control of the same prize: a box of sugar cubes!


THE ART OF HAPPINESS
Italy, 84 min
DIRECTED BY: Alessandro Rak
WRITTEN BY: Alessandro Rak & Luciano Stella
ANIMATION: Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Dario Sansone, Marino Guarnieri, Annarita Calligaris, Ivana Verze, Laura Sammati, Antonia Emanuela Angrisani, Corrado Piscitelli, Flavio Di Biase, Giorgio Siravo, Sergio Chimenti, Ilaria Jones, Antonio Funaro, Danilo Florio, Mirko Prota, Alberto Panico, Paolo Acampora & Marco Iannaccone
Under a leaden sky, among the apocalyptic presages of a Naples at the height of its degradation, Sergio, a taxi driver, receives news which overwhelms him. Nothing can ever be as it was.



Find out more about the nominated animation films including trailers, film stills and more here

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the over 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Animated Feature Film 2014 will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December - streamed live on www.europeanfilmawards.eu.

Berlin, 22 September 2014