Seven Animated Projects Nominated for César Awards

Zombillenium
Zombillenium

This year’s César Award nominees are a clear indication that French artists and studios continue to deliver thought-provoking, artistic feature and shorts. The 43rd annual Césars (French equivalent of the Oscars) will be held on March 2 and hosted by French Academy president Alain Terzian and comedian Manu Payet. Last year, Claude Barras’ My Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Zucchini) won the Best Animated Feature César, as well as Best Adaptation for screenwriter Céline Sciamma. The Animated Short prize went to He Who Has Two Souls.

This year’s animation nominees are:

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Le Grand Mechant Renard et Autres Contes
(The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales)
Directed by Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert

Sahara 
Directed by Pierre Core

Zombillenium
Directed by Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Le Future Sera Chauve (The Bald Future)
Directed by Paul Cabon [Trailer]

I Want Pluto to Be a Planet Again 
Directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka [Trailer]

Le Jardin de Minuit 
(Midnight’s Garden)
Directed by Benoît Chieux [Trailer]

Pépé le Morse
(Pepe the Walrus) [Trailer]
Directed by Lucrèce Andreae

The full list of nominees are available here.

Here are the trailers for the nominees:

Zombillenium

Zombillenium

Sahara

Sahara

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le Grand Mechant Renard et Autres Contes)

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le Grand Mechant Renard et Autres Contes)