“Ce magnifique gâteau!’, the medium of stop-motion animation by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels, has been nominated for a prestigious Annie Award in the category Best Independent Animated film. The Annie Awards, which are the best in terms of animation awards, on February 2, for the 46th time awarded. That today reports the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF).
The film is also nominated for the European counterparts of the Annies, the Emile Awards at the end of this week in Lille, to be published.
For the recording of their new film brought de Swaef and Roels eight months in the animation of Beast Animation. For the voice cast they did under other profession on Jan Decleir, Wim Willaert, Goua Grovogui, Gaston Motambe, Sébastien Dewaele and Angelo Tijssens.
“Ce magnifique gâteau!’ is a historical animated film in four chapters, tells the story of five characters in the colonial Africa at the end of the 19d century: a restless king, a Pygmy in a luxury hotel, an unsuccessful businessman on an expedition, a stray carrier and a young deserter.
The film went in may, the world premiere as part of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, a section proposing the festival of Cannes. In June, ” Ce magnifique gâteau!’ awarded the Prix André-Martin on the International Animatiefilmfestival of Annecy. Also won the film include the Grand prix for Best Film at the Animafest in Zagreb and the Audience award at the short film Festival in the Portuguese Vila do Conde.
Because of its length, the movie is not eligible for the Oscars.