Ethel and Ernest wins the Jury Prize at South Korean festival

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Last night the Bucheon International Animated Film Festival awarded Ethel and Ernest the Jury Prize in the feature film category.

The Jury was:

Jin Kim– a well-known character designer creating characters such as Rapunzel in Tangled(2010), Anna and Elsa in Frozen(2013), Hiro in Big Hero 6(2014) and Moana in Moana(2016). He worked as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios from 1995. He is also the first Korean Animator to be working for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Sébastien Laudenbach – His first feature debut, The Girl without Hands screened at Cannes ACID and won BIAF2016 Grand Prize as well as Jury distinction Prize at Annecy.

Doris Cleven –  Director of Brussels Animation Festival ANIMA. Belgium. She also writes articles on animation film and lectures History of Animation at various high schools of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Koboyashi Osamu – directed many famous animated films such as Paradise Kiss, BECK, Gurren Lagann, Lupine the Third and Naruto Shippuden. He is regarded as an irreplaceable outstanding individual in the Japanese animation industry.



Ethel and Ernest nominated for European Film Award 2017

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The European Film Awards have announced today that Ethel and Ernest is one of four films nominated in the category of European Animated Feature Film.

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The 30th European Film Awards will be held in Berlin on the 9th December.

The nominations for the category ANIMATED FEATURE FILM were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), EFA Member Anja Šošić (Poland), as well as CARTOON representatives Christian Davin (France), Moe Honan (Ireland) and Alessandro Rak (Italy).

The nominated films will now be submitted to the more than 3000 EFA Members to elect the winner.

Here are some images from last year’s ceremony which was held in Poland:



Ethel and Ernest wins Best Feature Animation Prize at Argentinian festival ANIMA2017


I have the pleasure to inform you that your film ETHEL & ERNEST has been awarded the Best Feature Animation Prize at the ANIMA2017, IX Córdoba International Animation Festival. Congratulations!
The Jurors (Carmen Garzón, Rodrigo Guerrero and Ximena Triquell) emphasized “… The simplicity of the story and the characterization of fond characters who, through small gestures, let us glimpse the conflicts of the British society from the decades that it describes.” 
Alejandro R. González – Artistic director and General Coordination, Anima, Córdoba International Animation Festival

Ethel and Ernest heading for festivals in South Korea, Romania, Argentina, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, and Taiwan

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Ethel and Ernest is screening in six more festivals over the next few weeks.

BIAFF (Bucheon International Animation Film Festival) in South Korea has announced Ethel and Ernest as one of seven feature films in their official selection. The festival is now in its 19th year. In 1999, the Bucheon International Animation Festival(BIAF) was the sole animation festival in Asia. In 2015, BIAF changed to a general competition festival and now has competitions in 5 categories, (Feature/Short/Graduation/TV&Commissioned/Online)


Ethel and Ernest will also be screened in Romania. Bucharest is holding the 12th edition of Anim’est International Animated Film Festival from September 29th to October 8th.

The Argentinian animated film festival Anima will be screening Ethel and Ernest. The festival runs from 11th to 13th October in Cordoba.

Ethel and Ernest is in Denmark too, at the Viborg Animation Festival. The festival runs from 25th September to 1st October.


Ethel and Ernest is also showing in Finland at the Helsinki International Film Festival. The festival, now in its 30th edition, runs from September 14th–24th.

We are also showing in Luxembourg at the British and Irish Film Season, which runs from 20-30 September.

Ethel and Ernest has also been chosen as the closing night film of the Taichung International Animation Festival. The festival is held in the Taiwan city of Taichung from Oct. 13th- 17th.

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Ethel and Ernest at festivals in Switzerland and Germany


Ethel and Ernest will be screened at the Fantoche festival in Switzerland (5th – 10th of September 2017). It will have three screenings, and animation director Peter Dodd will be at the festival to present the film.

Fantoche is Switzerland’s most prestigious animated film festival and is one of the leading events for the medium in the world. It takes place every year in September over the course of six days in the Swiss town of Baden. The festival, which benefits from broad media coverage, attracts both industry professionals and the general public – over 25,500 ticket sales were recorded in 2015.

Ethel and Ernest is also heading to Frankfurt as it has  been selected in the official competition at the ‘LUCAS International Film Festival for Young Film Lovers’.  Animation director Peter Dodd will be attending this festival.

This is the 40th year of the festival. It is Germany’s oldest festival for young film lovers and offers a wide spectrum of international fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films.

Ethel and Ernest closes the SCAD AnimationFest in Atlanta

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The Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta held their inaugural SCAD AnimationFest from August 9 -10th.  Ethel and Ernest was chosen to close the festival as their Directors’ Choice film.

The festival has put this interview up on their social media:

Ethel and Ernest wins Best Feature Film at Anima Mundi

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Ethel and Ernest has won the prize for Best Feature film at the 25th Anima Mundi festival in São Paulo.

345 films were selected for the festival from 45 countries. Over 17 days, more that 35 thousand people visited Anima Mundi in the capitals of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The feature film prizes were awarded by public vote.


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