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The award ceremony of the first Emile Awards, presented by the association of the European Animation Awards, was held at Le Nouveau Siècle in Lille, France on 8th December 2017.

The Emile Awards selects the best animation titles of the year in 16 categories from across Europe.

The winners who received the first honor of the awards are below.

1. The winners of the first Emile Awards

Student Film

Best student film

  • Merlot (Italy)

Commissioned Film

Best Commissioned Film

  • The Last Job on Earth (United Kingdom)

Short Film

Best Animated Short Film

  • The Burden (Sweden)

Best Background and Character Design in a Short Film Production

  • Peripheria (France)

TV/Broadcast

Best TV/Broadcast Production (Best Director)

  • Revolting Rhymes (United Kingdom)

Best Writing in a TV/Broadcast Production

  • The Amazing World of Gumball (United Kingdom)

Best Character Animation in a TV/Broadcast Production

  • Revolting Rhymes (United Kingdom)

Best Background and Character Design in a TV/Broadcast Production

  • Ernest and Celestine (France, Belgium & Luxembourg)

Best Storyboard in a TV/Broadcast Production

  • Shaun The Sheep Season 5 (United Kingdom)

Best Soundtrack in a TV/Broadcast Production

  • Lastman (France)

Feature Film

Best Feature Film (Best Director)

  • My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland & France)

Best Writing in a Feature Film

  • My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland & France)

Best Character Animation in a Feature Film

  • The Red Turtle (France, Belgium & Japan)

Best Background and Character Design in a Feature Film

  • Long Way North (France & Denmark)

Best Storyboard in a Feature Film

  • The Red Turtle (France, Belgium & Japan)

Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film

  • My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland & France)

2. Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award

The European Animation Awards association (EAA) announced their new annual award, named “The Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award”, which rewards an individual in recognition of his or her lifetime outstanding contribution to the art of animation.

The Board of the EAA rewarded the legendary Canadian-British animator and director Richard Williams for his entire career achievements.

During the first Emile Awards ceremony on 8th December 2017, Richard Williams was greeted by a standing ovation and received his trophy from Peter Lord as the first recipient of the Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award.

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