Breadwinner

An animated narrative of a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan

2017 | Running Time: 94 minutes | Rating: PG-13

Eleven-year-old Paravana must disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned for being an intellectual. A tale of self-empowerment and imagination in the face of oppression, Paravana’s story is brought to life through beautiful animation. It’s also a celebration of the undiscovered culture and beauty of Afghanistan. The film is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis first published in 2010, which has become recommended reading for middle-school students in the US, Canada and across Europe. BREADWINNER premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Filmmaker: Nora Twomey, Director

Academy Awards 2018: Best Animated Feature Film (nomination)
Golden Globes 2018: Best Motion Picture (nomination)
Actra Awards 2018: Outstanding Performance – Voice
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018: Best Animated Female
Annie Awards 2018: Best animated Feature – Independent
Canadian Screen Awards 2018: Achievement in Music – Original Score/Achievement in Sound Editing/Achievement in Music/Original Song/Adapted Screenplay
Leeds International Film Festival 2018: Fanomenon
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2018: Best Animation
Monstra International Film Festival 2018: Audience Award
TIFF kids International Film Festival 2018: Best Feature Film
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2017: Best Animated Feature
Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Annie Awards 2018: Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (for Fattema)/Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (for Parvana)/Outstanding Achievement for writing in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Editorial in an Animated Feature Production/Outstanding Achievement for Production/Design in an Animated Feature Production (nomination)
Austin Film Critics Association 2017: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2017: Best Animated Feature Film (nomination)
Behind the Voice Actors Awards 2018: Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film/Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film/ Best Female Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role (For Fattema and For Shauzia) (nomination)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2018: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Canadian Screen Awards 2018: Best Motion Picture/Achievement in Editing (nomination)
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2017: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Denver Film Critics Society 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2017: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Georgia Film Critics Association 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Gold Derby Awards 2018: Animated Feature (nomination)
Hawaii Film Critics Society 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Indiewire Critics’ Poll 2017: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
International Cinephile Society Awards 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
INOCA 2018: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
London International Film Festival 2019: Best Film (nomination);Motion Picture Sound Editors 2018: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR for Animated Feature Film (nomination)
North Carolina Film Critics Association 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
North Texas Film Critics Association 2018: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Online Film & Television Association 2018: Best Animated Picture (nomination)
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2018: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Phoenix Critics Circle 2017: Best Animated Film (nomination)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2017: Best Animated Film (nomination)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2017: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Satellite Awards 2017: Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media (nomination)
Seattle Film Critics Awards 2017: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Village Voice Film Poll 2017: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2017: Best Animated Feature (nomination)
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2017: Best Animated Female/Best Family Film (nomination)
Young Artist Awards 2018: Best Performance in a Voice Acting Role (nomination)


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