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Chico and Rita Nominated for European Film Award 21 September 2011

Chico and Rita, a film partly funded by Isle of Man Film and CinemaNX, has received a nomination for European Film Academy Animated Feature Film 2011. The awards ceremony will be held in Berlin on Saturday 3rd December 2011.

The 2011 committee consists of EFA Board Members Per Holst (producer, Denmark) and Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) as well as representatives of CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, Patrick Caradec (France), Heikki Jokinen (Finland), and Thilo Rothkirch (Germany).

Also nominated were Le Chat Du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat), France directed by Antoine Delesvaux & Joann Sfar and Une Vie De Chat (A Cat in Paris), France/Belgium directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol.

Manx artists worked locally on the film for eighteen months as colourists, in collaboration with other studios based in Hungary, Spain and the Phillipines.

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