Irish Abroad: Song of the Sea nominated for European Film Award

The European Film Academy has announced the three nominations in the category European Animated Feature Film 2015. Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated Song of the Sea has been selected as one of the three, competing with French film Adama, and the UK’s Shaun The Sheep: The Movie.

The IFTA award-winning, and Oscar nominated Song of the Sea follows Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last selkie, who can transform from seals to people, and her journey to the sea, to find her voice and sing the “Song of the Sea” to save all of fairy kind from being lost forever.

An all-star voice cast features in the film, including Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny. The score comes from The Secret of Kells collaborators Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kila.

Other Irish entries for the awards include Miss Julie and The Lobster, which were announced in the 52 strong Feature Film field earlier this year.

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the over 3,000 EFA Members to select the winner. The European Animated Feature Film 2015 will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, 12 December – streamed live on the EFA website.