12 October 2012 Alois Nebel nominated for the European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has announced the list of films nominated for the European Film Awards. Alois Nebel with its screenplay by Jaroslav Rudiš will compete in the Best Animated Film category. The film is a black and white Czech-German-Slovak coproduction directed by Tomáš Luňák. Jaroslav Rudiš will be the guest of the upcoming Conrad Festival. Together with Michal Viewegh, he will meet the readers at the Czuły Barbarzyńca bookshop and café in Kraków (ul. Powiśle 11). The event begins at 4 p.m. Do come!

Alois Nebel is the long-awaited adaptation of the cult comic book by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromir 99. The hero has spent his entire life in the railway system. He collects timetables, drinks beer, smokes and sometimes sees what others fail to see in the fog.

The competitors in the Best Animated Film category include Wrinkles (directed by Ignacio Ferreras) and Pirates! (directed by Peter Lord). The members of the EFA will select the winner to be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony in Malta, on the 1st of December 2012. Live streaming will be available at www.europeanfilmawards.eu.

Jaroslav Rudiš – Czech prose writer, journalist, scriptwriter and comic books author. Winner of the Jiří Orten award (a Czech literary award for young writers) for his debut novel, Nebe pod Berlinem (The Sky under Berlin, 2002). The story takes place in an underground, among train drivers, passengers, the homeless and street musicians. The novel was adapted for the screen in 2005. Švejdík) Nebe pod Berlinem (2007) and Grandhotel (2011) were published in Polish.