Polish-British animated film Loving Vincent was nominated on Tuesday for the prestigious annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully painted feature film, tells the story of the life and mysterious death of the painter Vincent van Gogh.
Each of its 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas created by a team of 115 painters using the same technique as Van Gogh. The film was directed by Poland’s Dorota Kobiela and Britain’s Hugh Welchman.
Loving Vincent failed to win a prize at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California this week.
In 2017, Loving Vincent won the European Film Award and the Audience Award at the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy, France.
It is in the race for an Academy Award.
Loving Vincent has proved to be the greatest financial success in the history of Polish cinema, bringing in USD 20 million worldwide at the box office, including USD 6 million in the United States.
The winners of the BAFTA awards will be announced during a gala on February 18 in London.