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The European Film Awards are presented in 15 categories and take place in Berlin every second year.

 

 

Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the ceremony of the European Film Awards which are presented jointly with EFA Productions gGmbH. In a total of 18 categories, among them European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema.

The awards ceremony takes place in Berlin every second year. In the other years, the Awards travel: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Tallinn and Malta.

The 27th European Film Awards will take place in Riga on 13 December 2014.

 

 


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EFA Board Elections 2014 - EFA Members are invited to vote now!

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Information for EFA Members   The self-nomination procedure being concluded, it is our pleasure to present to you the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2014. We wish to thank all candidates for their commitment!  How to vote: Click here: EFA Members' Area and enter your membership number  If you don't remember your password, you can simply request a new one by clicking on “F...

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

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    The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2014 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.  This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Ilann Girard&n...

Honorary Award for Steve McQueen during next EFA Ceremony in Riga, Dec 13, 2014

In recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Steve McQueen with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA.    British video artist Steve McQueen began making short-subject works, almost exclusively silent and black-and-white. They included the short BEAR (1993), which depicts a brief and unusual encounter between two naked men; the 1997 DEADPAN, in which a gentleman stands in the mi...

15 Short Film Nominations for the European Film Awards 2014

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present this year's short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Nominated are: Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee A TOWN CALLED PANIC: THE CHRISTMAS LOG PANIQUE AU VILLAGE: LA BÛCHE DE NOËL by V...

50 Films in EFA Selection 2014

During a press conference in Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 where this year’s 27th European Film Awards will take place, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most...

European Film Academy Nominates Three Animation Films

The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2014 A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Marek Rozenbaum, producer (Israel) and Roberto Cicutto, producer (Italy), as well as Doris Cleven (Director Anima, Belgium), Wolfgang Spindler (journalist, Euronews, France) and Caroline Cor (production analyst, feature films department, CNC, France), all three of them representatives of CARTOO...

Berlinale 2015: Hommage and Golden Bear to EFA President Wim Wenders

Foto: Wim Wenders (Copyright: Donata Wenders)   Der Himmel über Berlin erstrahlt am 12. Februar 2015 auf der Leinwand des Berlinale Palastes zu Ehren von Wim Wenders. Die 65. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin widmen Wim Wenders eine Hommage und verleihen ihm den Goldenen Ehrenbären für sein Lebenswerk.   „Mit Wim Wenders ehren wir einen der renommiertesten zeitgenössischen Autorenfilmer. Sein genreübergreifendes und vi...

Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure at EFA

"I want to be surprised" Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, producer Dagmar Jacobsen from Germany talks about her experiences with the selection procedure and as a member of the Discovery committee for this year's European Film Awards. The selection procedure for this year’s European Film Awards is now coming to an end. What is that, who is involved and how does it work? Sounds like a simple question, but it isn&rsq...

The EFA's People's Choice Award 2014, voting is on...

Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across the world to elect their favourite European film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for: the audience. This year’s vote has started – cinephiles can now vote and win the chance to join winners and nominees for t...

From Shock to Anger: The Case of Oleg Sentsov

  Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and brought to Moscow where he is still detained and awaiting trial. Continuing our series introducing the members of the Board of the European Film Academy, EFA Deputy Chairman Mike Downey (pictured) talks about Se...

FAN of Europe: Film Academies Meet

  On the occasion of the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the 10th annual FAN of Europe meeting brought together the film academies network for an exchange of ideas and experiences and to develop ideas for joint activities to promote European cinema, as well as educating and nurturing young talent.   Attending were (first row, sitting, from left to right): Judith Colell, Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematograficas, Madrid * Marion Döring, European Film...

EFA Master Class on Virtual Production

High Value for Your Budget   Virtual production allows filmmakers to interact in real time with their virtual film world, blurring not only the boundaries between real and virtual world, but also within the production pipeline between pre-production, production and post-production. How has this influenced the production workflows and how can it be put to use to the best creative effect and production value? Those were only two of the questions addressed by the EFA Master Class 2014 HIG...

Let's Help Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov! an appeal to EFA members

Dear EFA Members, today we are contacting you with an update on Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The EFA Board feels that it is important to support him, also by donating for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children (details at the end of this mail). Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simf...

EFA Launches Fund for Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Deeply worried by the latest developments concerning the case of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, the European Film Academy has launched a fund to collect money for the coverage of legal expenses and to support his young children. Oleg Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and bro...

Bret Easton Ellis to head jury of 41st Film Fest Gent

US author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis has been named president of the international jury of the 41st Film Fest Gent (14 to 25 October). In 1985, at the age of twenty-one, Ellis conquered the world with his first novel Less Than Zero. He consistently retained his cult status with The Rules of Attraction, the controversial and acclaimed American Psycho and The Informers. The novels all received film adaptations after being released. Since finishing his last novel Imperial Bedrooms, w...

EFA Young Audience Award 2014

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  Dutch film REGRET! Wins Young Audience Award Children Juries in 17 European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Dave Schram More than 1,000 film fans across Europe participated in this year’s EFA Young Audience Award. The third edition of the European Film Academy’s initiative for 12-14-year-olds included screenings of the three nominated films in a total of 17 cities:  Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest ...

Meet EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland

A New Kind of Energy EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland talks about her visions and ideas for the EFA. You have been elected as head of the EFA Board – that’s the first time the post goes to a filmmaker from Eastern Europe and the first time it goes to a woman! Is this the beginning of a new era? I would like to give some kind of new perspective and energy to the Academy. It's not so easy. To extend our activity we need more money and more involvement of younger members ...

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities

European Filmmakers Express Worry About Fate of Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov Upon an initiative by the Board of the European Film Academy, an illustrious group of European film professionals has signed the following letter to the the Russian authorities:    To    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin - President of Russia  Sergey Evgenyevich Naryshkin – Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation ...

RIGA - European Capital of Culture year to culminate in European Film Awards 2014

                        If you have been to Latvia before, you know that culture is part of the everyday life. Virtually everyone in Latvia sings in a choir, is part of a dance group, and enjoys engaging in activities of the arts in various forms. People of all ages and all over the country love going to the cinema and theatre, attending concerts, going to the opera, or visiting art galleries. Culture is everywhere, an...

Marc Weigert, producer, visual effects supervisor and 2nd unit director will be the tutor for the next EFA Master Class,

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NEW WAYS OF FILMMAKING Marc Weigert, producer, visual effects supervisor and 2nd unit director, and tutor for the next EFA Master Class, talks about his ideas, plans and expectations for the hands-on workshop You will be the tutor for this year's EFA Master Class HIGH VALUE FOR YOUR BUDGET. Can you briefly summarise what this workshop is about? Filmmaking has changed tremendously in the past decade. The traditional notion of pre-production, shoot and post-production is absolutely not val...

European Film Academy Nominates THE CONTEST, REGRET! and WINDSTORM

Young Juries in 17 Cities Across Europe Will Vote for the Winner The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2014:  THE CONTEST  DIRECTED BY: Martin Miehe-Renard WRITTEN BY: Martin Miehe-Renard, Gitte Løkkegaard & Hans Hansen PRODUCED BY: Henrik Møller-Sørensen & Marcella Dichmann 90 min, Denmark ...

European Film Awards 2016 go to Wroclaw

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At a press conference at the Wroclaw City Hall, the European Film Academy announced its decision to hold the 2016 European Film Awards in Wroclaw. The announcement was made on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the European Film Academy on 1st April 1989 in Berlin and 640 days before Wroclaw will become European Capital of Culture in 2016. Guests included EFA Director Marion Döring, executive producer Jürgen Biesinger, EFA Board Member Krzysztof Zanussi, the fi...

15 minutes Video Excerpts from The Awards Ceremony EFA 2013

The more than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty) Italy/France, 140 min  DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino  WRITTEN BY: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contarello  PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano & Francesca Cima EUROPEAN COMEDY DEN SKALDEDE FRISØR...

EFA Winners on stage, Emotion, panache and success

Probably the Best Show from the Academy, 15 counties saw it the ceremony live on television, Emotion Humour, spanish ensemble and panache. Italy wins best, belgian does well and Europe wins big. ...

2013 European Film Awards Ceremony Celebrates The Great Beauty

Sorrentino is the big winner of the evening with 4 Prizes (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editing).     The winners of the 26th European Film Awards were  announced during the awards ceremony on 7 December 2013 in Berlin.   European Film THE GREAT BEAUTY / LA GRANDE BELLEZZA Italy, France (140 min) Director: Paolo Sorrentino Producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima European Director PAOLO...

About European Film Awards

Edelmann Pascal
(EFA)

The European Film Awards are presented in 15 categories and take place in Berlin every second year.

The 2013 edition returns to Berlin this December.

After Paris, Glasgow, London, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Bochum, Tallinn and Valletta the European Film Awards 2014 will take place in Riga,  Saturday, 13 December 2014


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