The European Film Academy has announced the three nominations for its Animated Feature Film Award, to be presented at the 22nd European Film Awards on December 12 in Germany.

Tomm Moore’s The Secret Of Kells (France), Jacques-Rémy Girerd’s Mia And The Migoo (France) and Kari Juusonen & Michael Hegner’s Niko & The Way To The Stars (Finland/Germany/Denmark/Ireland) were selected by a jury made up of EFA board members.

They will now be submitted to EFA members who will vote for the winner.

The Secret Of Kells, which was the big winner at the Cartoon Movie Tributes in March, is about a 9th Century Irish Abbey which is threatened by Vikings. Mia And The Migoo tells the story of a young girl’s encounter with a mysterious creature on her journey to find her father. Niko & The Way To The Stars is about a young reindeer who is still learning how to fly.