European Film Awards: 'The Congress,' 'Pinocchio,' 'Jasmine' Nominated for Animation Honor
Ari Folman's trippy Hollywood satire goes up against animated features from Italy and France.
Ari Folman's The Congress, a mostly animated satire on Hollywood and modern technology starring Robin Wright is one of the three titles nominated this year in the European animated feature film category for the 2013 European Film Awards.
The other two nominees are Pinocchio, Enzo d'AIo's animated take on the classic Italian children's story; and Jasmine, a futuristic claymation tale from French director Alain Ughetto.
The Congress, a co-production between Israel, Germany, Poland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, is easily the highest-profile film in the category. The Congress opened Cannes' Directors' Fortnight section this year and has a live-action and voice cast that includes Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston and Sami Gayle. But both Pinocchio and Jasmine have received strong critical buzz since their premieres, respectively, in Venice last year and at this year's Annecy international animation film festival.
The 2,900 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the winner in the animation category, which will be announced at the 2013 European Film Awards gala in Berlin on Dec. 7.