The Annie Awards—the equivalent of the Oscars dedicated to animation—announced their nominations for the 2022 edition, and French works brought in more than 20 nominations!
This year, French animation will be represented by two feature films, one series, and seven short films at the Annie Awards. Two works in particular stand out: altogether, Flee (which was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film) and Arcane (an animated series resulting from the collaboration between French animation studio Fortiche and major video game company Riot Games) have been nominated in 13 categories! Mum is pouring rain was also nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award.
The Summit of the Gods, by Patrick Imbert: Best Indie Feature
Flee, by Jonas Poher Rasmussen: Best Indie Feature, Best Direction, Best Editorial, Best Writing
My Life in Versailles, by Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat and Nathaniel H’limi: Best Special Production
Mum is Pouring Rain, by Hugo de Fucompret: Best Special Production
Easter Eggs, by Nicolas Keppens: Best Short Subject
Maalbeek, by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis: Best Short Subject
Steakhouse, by Cadez Sepla: Best Short Subject
I’m a Peeble, by ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques) students: Best Student Film
Hope, by New3dge students: Best Student Film
Madrid Noir, by James A. Castillo: Best Character Animation – Video Game
Arcane, by Fortiche Studio: Best FX – TV/Media, Best Character Animation – TV/Media, Best Character Design – TV/Media, Best TV/Media, Best Direction – TV/Media, Best Production Design – TV/Media, Best Storyboeading – TV/Media, Best Voice Acting – TV/Media, Best Writing – TV/Media