"Loving Vincent" directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman got nominated for the prestigious BAFTA Awards in the Best Animated Film category.

On January 9th 2018 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced nominations for the BAFTA Awards. Nomination for Best Animated Film went to a Polish-British coproduction "Loving Vincent" directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchaman and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The other films in this category are "Coco" and "My Life as a Courgette". The full list of the BAFTA nominees is available here.

It is yet another nomination for a prestigious foreign award for "Loving Vincent". The animation was also nominated for Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice award, Detroit Film Critics Society award and Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society award; it also got 3 nominations for the prestigious American Annie Awards given to the best animations. "Loving Vincent" has also a chance to win an Oscar.

"Loving Vincent" is the world's first fully painted feature-length animation. It took 4 years and 115 painters, working in the studios in Wrocław, Gdańsk and the United Kingdom, to make it. The film directors are painter Dorota Kobiela and producer Hugh Welchmann, who in 2008 won an Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film with the film "Peter and the Wolf", and the script was co-written by Polish poet and novelist Jacek Dehnel. The film was produced by BreakThru Films studio, established in London by Hugh Welchamn, and Trademark Films. It shows life and death of one of the most brilliant impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh and was made entirely using the oil painting technique. Each film frame (12 fps) is a separate painting on the canvas, painted using the same technique the Dutch painter had mastered.

"Loving Vincent" has already been sold to over 130 countries all over the world including: France, China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Thailand, Colombia, India, Russia and Brazil.