Loving Vincent named best European animated film

Last night, the European Film Awards (EFA)  named Loving Vincent as the best animated feature of the year.


The U.K./Poland co-production of Breakthru Films and Trademark Films has been directed by the husband-and-wife team of Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela.

Among its most talked-about aspects is its production method: the producers of the film say that over 65,000 oil paintings were created for the film’s frame-by-frame animation.

The EFA honour which has been given out since 2009 and was won last year by My Life as a Zucchini.The category was expanded to four nominees this year, a reflection of the growing quality of feature films pouring out of Europe.