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European Film Awards


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 28th European Film Awards will take place in Berlin 11-13 December

 

 


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5th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 30 Countries

  Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominees GIRLS LOST, MISS IMPOSSIBLE and RAUF  The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016:  GIRLS LOST POJKARNA WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alexandra-Therese Keining PRODUCED BY: Helena & Olle Wirenhed Sweden Three teenaged girls discover a mysterious drug that turns them temp...

28th European Film Awards

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  The more than 3,000 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 2015 YOUTH (LA GIOVINEZZA) WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino    PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori  EUROPEAN COMEDY 2015 A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTI...

European Film Awards with Cinema Stars from Across Europe

When the 28th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 12 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards: Among them will be actresses Laura Birn (Finland), Elisa Sednaoui (Italy), Ana Ularu (Romania) and Carice van Houten (the Netherlands) and their male colleagues Carlos Areces (Spain), Johannes Bah Kuhnke (Sweden), Daniel Brühl (Germany), ...

Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board for Sir Michael Caine

On the occasion of the 28th European Film Awards on 12 December, the legendary British actor Sir Michael Caine will be presented with the Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board.  Agnieszka Holland, Chairwoman of the EFA Board, and EFA President Wim Wenders: "We have come to the decision that we are long overdue on paying special tribute to Sir Michael Caine. This recognition to an outstanding film personality is coming from the bottom of our hearts and...

European Co-production Award for Andrea Occhipinti

This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Italian producer Andrea Occhipinti.  Born in Rome, Andrea Occhipinti is the founder of Lucky Red who has, over the past 28 years, successfully produced and distributed some of the best international independent production and who has discovered exciting new talent and helped to launch some great careers. Since 198...

Nominations for the European Fim Awards 2015

  NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015 At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 28th European Film Awards. The more than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 12 December in Berlin.  Nominated are:  ...

Jury Unveils First Six EFA Winners

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  Awards for Cinematography, Editing, Design, Costumes, Music & Sound The European Film Academy announces the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s 28th European Film Awards. A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Selection list and the additional film entries, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design. The European Film Academy congratu...

EFA Board Elections 2015

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  Members of the European Film Academy can this year vote for the chair person and the two deputy chair persons, as well as for the candidates from the following countries and regions: Central & Eastern Europe France Italy Nordic Countries North-Eastern Mediterranean Spain / Portugal UK / Ireland The vote closes on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at 23:59 CET. This voting platform allows you to login repeatedly and change your choices. In each terr...

EFA Nominations vote ends tomorrow!

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  Information for EFA Members   Please remember that the vote for the EFA Nominations will end tomorrow! Only votes received by 23h59 CET on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 can be included in the overall count!    thanks a lot for your participation! You will find the section nominations vote inside the EFA Members' Area: Click here: EFA Members' Area* and enter your membership ...

Three Animation Films Nominated for EFA Best animation

            The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2015. Based on a list of films provided by CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, as well as on individual film submissions, a committee decided on these nominations. The committee consisted of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), animation experts Marcel Jean (Annecy FF, Canada) ...

EFA Honours Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz

                        picture: Siebbi                                                       picture: Zadi Diaz The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Charlotte Rampling with the honorary LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work. Born in...

15 Short Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2015

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:     Berlin Short Film Nominee DISSONANCE by Till Nowak Germany 2015, animation, 17&#...

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

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At the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy has announced this year's nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – 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 Member Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany), experts Mihai Chirilov (Cluj FF, Romania), Lynda Myles (Pandora Production...

15 European Documentaries Selected for 28th European Film Awards

European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first ever EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.  The change follows a decision by the EFA Board to “acknowledge the growing importance of European documentary cinema,” says Israeli producer Marek Rozenbaum, EFA Board Member on the documentary committe...

A Sunday - on an Island

Early in June, the Croatian island of Ugljan in the Zadar archipelago became the place to take in a group of filmmakers escaping everyday life, curiously waiting to meet with their new (film) family members. Under the first beams of a hot summer sun, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, it was easy to leave everything behind on the mainland and get new inspiration from each other’s company.  Housed in Stocco Castle with meals served outside und...

EFA acknowledges a Growing Number of Excellent Documentaries from Europe

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  Among the changes for this year's 28th European Film Awards is the introduction of an EFA Documentary Selection, a list of films recommended to the EFA Members for a nomination (in the past, the nominations were decided by a committee).  The change follows a decision by the EFA Board to “acknowledge the growing importance of European documentary cinema,” says Israeli producer Marek Rozenbaum, EFA Board Member on the documentary committee, “there is a g...

EFA awards the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title “Treasures of European Film Culture”

On the occasion of the Odessa International Film Festival, taking place from 10 – 18 July, the European Film Academy awarded the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”. Sergei Eisenstein shot his master piece “Battleship Potemkin” 90 years ago at the Black Sea port. The Potemkin Stairs are undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous historical film locations. During a ceremony a special “Treasure of European Fil...

THE INVISIBLE BOY Wins Young Audience Award 2015

Screenwriter Stefano Sardo with the EFA Young Audience Award 2015 for THE INVISIBLE BOY (picture: Carlo Bansini) Having watched the three nominated films on today’s Young Audience Film Day, the young cinema-lovers across Europe had the opportunity to discuss the films before electing their favourite. The results were then reported live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where German TV host, author and director Thomas Hermanns moderated the awards ceremony transmitted online as a ...

Record 25 Countries Participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

Nominated Are MY SKINNY SISTER, THE INVISIBLE BOY and YOU’RE UGLY TOO  The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015:  MY SKINNY SISTER  MIN LILLA SYSTER WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sanna Lenken  PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell Sweden/Germany THE INVISIBLE BOY  IL RAGAZZO INVISIBILE ...

EFA Activities during the Berlinale

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SHORT CUTS in co-operation with  Berlinale Talents and Berlinale Shorts Producer Sabine Brantus (ARTE), festival programmers Laurent Crouzeix (Clermond-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) and Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere Film Festival), and distributor Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales), all passionately dedicated to the short form, talk about the different ways to present your short film. This panel will consider the reasons for and...

Treasures of European Film Culture

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First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers We proudly present a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film historian and former director of t...

European Film Academy initiates list of “Treasures of European Film Culture”

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First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers The European Film Academy proudly presents a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film hist...

Oscar Nomination for Wim Wenders the EFA President

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The German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for an Oscar® in the category of Best Documentary Feature. Other nominations went to the German co-productions CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (GB/DE, Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film). The composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated in the category of Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for INTERSTELLAR. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictu...

EFA General Assembly, New EFA Board

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  On Saturday morning, the EFA General Assembly included the announcement of the new EFA Board. The EFA Members have selected the new Board Members Tilde Corsi (Italy), Ira von Gienanth (Germany), Angeles Gonzáles-Sinde (Spain), Vanessa Henneman (Netherlands), Agnès Jaoui (France) and Ewa Puszczynska (Poland). They replace Adriana Chiesa di Palma (Italy), Stephan Hutter (Germany), Cedom...

EFA Weekend in Riga december 13, 2014

  In the middle of December more than 1,000 European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners came from all directions to Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014, to celebrate the 27th European Film Awards.  The EFA Welcome Desk / The arrival of the statuettes The weekend started with a press conference at the opera, interviews at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija and the Radisson Blu Hotel Elizabete and a Film Gala  at the Cinema Splendid Palace in honour of Agn...

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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