A WORD FROM
Our ambition for the European Animation Awards is high. We want this to become an essential part of the year for the very many people across Europe who are involved in this most modern and vibrant artform.
We have so much to celebrate in Europe, such a dynamic and successful industry, so many talented artists.
We too should meet to recognise excellence and to celebrate those individuals and teams who bring so much pleasure and create such wonderful work.
Throughout Europe in big cities and in small villages, in workshops and attics, in studios and occasionally I’m told, in cowsheds – the animation community exists. It’s a diverse and widely spread family of highly creative people.
But this is a family who doesn’t get together often enough! In Lille, in December, we will welcome our large and vibrant family – including perhaps some crazy uncles and aunts that we have never met before –they will come together to exchange ideas, to form collaborations, to acknowledge exceptional talent.
And have a wonderful party.
Creating the European Animation Awards
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
In 2014, honoured as a Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Didier Brunner was invited to attend ASIFA-Hollywood’s 42nd Annie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Impressed that this annual event unites, celebrates and honors the various talent within the animation community, Didier felt inspired to create something for Europe.
As a result, the European Animation Association – along with its newly formed Board of Directors – formed and launched The Emile Awards.
Professionals / educators / students within the European Community are invited to join the European Animation Association, vote on the 16 different achievement and production categories, and attend the annual awards ceremony in December.
By recognizing and honoring the diverse talent in Europe, The European Animation Awards is proud to celebrate the entire European animation community and its contributions to the craft.
We welcome you to join us.