Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was nominated for the prestigious BAFTA award in Animated Film category.
January 9, 2018 marked the announcement of British Academy Film Awards Nominations (BAFTA). Polish-British co-production Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman was nominated in the Animated Film category. This year among the nominees in this category are Coco and My Life as a Courgette. The list of all nominees is available at: www.bafta.org.
This is another nomination for the prestigiuous award for Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent). The animation was also nominated for Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice award, Detroit Film Critics Society and Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society awards. The film received also 3 nominations for Annie Awards for best animations. Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) is in the running for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Feature Film category.
Through 65,000 hand-painted frames, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) tells the story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most acclaimed painters. Told as an investigation into the death of the artist, the story brought to life over 100 of van Gogh's paintings.
The film is produced by Oscar-winning Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Partners on the project include CETA, Odra Film, Silver Reel, Cinema and Management Group, European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, and MEDIA. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
"The idea came from a need for bringing together two art forms — painting and film — and telling the story of an artist through his art, brought to life using animation. Van Gogh as an artist has fascinated me from the early days of my own path as an artist, which is why I wanted to use his works to tell the story of the painter himself and embark on this exceptional journey through his works, by giving them a new dimension and discovering their inner dynamics," said director Dorota Kobiela in an interview for the Polish Film Institute.
Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) had its world premiere in Main Competition at the Annecy Animated Film Festival, winning the Audience Award. Polish-British co-production received also the European Film Award 2017 for the Best Animated Feature Film. The film went on to receive the award for Best Animated Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival and award for Best Feature at Ajyal Youth Film Festival The film was also shown at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, screening in Main Competition. Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) was released theatrically in Poland on October 6, 2017. Distribution in Poland is handled by Next Film.
According to The Numbers website, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) has made over $23,000,000 around the world, including over $5,000,000 in the United States. This co-production between Poland and the UK has also become popular in China ($5,660,000), South Korea (over $2,400,000), the UK and Italy (the film has made over $2,000,000 in these two countries). Sold to over 130 territories, Twój Vincent (Loving Vincent) is due for a theatrical release in Spain (January 12), Singapore (January 18), and Denmark (March 15).