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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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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...

The Role of EFA in influencing the Future...Keynote from Lord David Puttnam: making Movies that Matter

A matter of responsability, This was the theme of Lord David Puttnam's Keynote adress and discussion at The General Assembly of the Academy, in Berlin Concorde Hotel. David was my boss when I was running Columbia TriStar distribution in France. His words still resonate in my mind from the last time we met in Cannes, some 15 years ago or so, about the new Catch Line designed for the Columbia Studio branding (which he was running for a year). "Movies That Matter". In a pri...

President Wim Wenders at the Rehearsal of the EFA Awards Ceremony

Watch the Awards ceremony live on your TV or on the EFA Website. ...

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Scenes from the nominees reception at Concorde and 40 seconds

Yesterday Buenos Aires, tonight Berlin. Abdellatif Kechiche nominated for European director for Blue Is the Warmest Colour: La vie d'Adèle at the nominees reception. Live from the nominees reception overlooking Berlin ! PrPresident Wim in his speech...   diner to follow...   ...

EFA Awards week end starts with a chat with Christophe Lambert on the plane, snow on Tegel, and nice chocolate in the room.

I arrived in Berlin safely, despite snow at Tegel...for the European Film Awards. Nice room at Concorde Hotel, petits fours (eaten befor ethis picture) and a sweet chocolate reproduction of the Award!  Nominees reception in a few moments! got to go...   Canapés  and a sweet surprise...which I ate with pleasure..   ...

Eurovision Film Week supported by EFA, promotes European Film in 26 countries

LEADING UP TO THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 26 BROADCASTERS HIGHLIGHT EUROPEAN CINEMA IN EUROVISION FILM WEEK  The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and 26 of its Members, with cooperation from the European Film Academy (EFA) have joined forces to launch EUROVISION FILM WEEK - the most accessible film festival anywhere, and the first ever based exclusively on TV and radio.  In the week leading up to the European Film Awards (7 December)*, these public service m...

European Film Awards will Gather this Week-End Cinema Stars from across Europe

When the 26th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 7 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards. A true Spanish fiesta will see Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Rossy de Palma, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, Paz Vega and Leonor Watling.  They will be joined by their colleagues Alicja Bachleda-Curus (ONDINE),...

4 Days left to Vote for the Winners of the European Film Awards 2013

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Dear EFA members A reminder: To vote online for the winners of the European Film Awards 2013, please click on the following link: https://voting.europeanfilmacademy.org/voting/ using your email and personal password. Please note that the voting will be closed on Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 23h59 CET.   THE NOMINEES ARE   At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 26th Europ...

9 positions in the Board of the European Film Academy will be open to votes by the EFA Members. Voting closes today

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The Chairman, 2 Deputy Chair Persons and 6 Board members positions will be open for a period of 2 years (2014-2015) (Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin stands for re election for a second term) Vote by the members of the Acdemy will close this Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 23h59 CET at the latest.   The Board and Team in office for 2013. The President: Wim Wenders, Director, Germany Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television ...

The 26th European Film Awards will broadcast on the following TVs

    Broadcasters 2013 (list will be updated. EFA Night You can watch the 26th European Film Awards either LIVE on The EFA website on Saturday, 7 December, 20.00 CET or on TV - here is our list of broadcasters Albania: HBO / live  Armenia: NTV Plus / KINO PLUS: Tuesday, 10 Dec, 22.30; Wednesday, 11 Dec, 10.30; Thursday, 12 Dec, 16.30 / HD: Tuesday, 10 Dec, 22.15; Wednesday, 11 Dec, 08.025; Thursday, 12 Dec, 15.25 (all Moscow ...

European Comedy to be honored for the First Time at the Next European Film Awards in Berlin

4 films are competing for the Best EUROPEAN COMEDY AWARD 2013 which inaugurates this year at EFA Awards Ceremony in Berlin (December 7)   LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS I’M SO EXCITED! Spain, 90 min WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Pedro Almodóvar PRODUCED BY: Agustín Almodóvar & Esther García BENVENUTO PRESIDENTE! WELCOME MR PRESIDENT! ...

European Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES for Ada Solomon

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 Ada Solomon from Romania.  Since setting up her own company HiFilm, Ada Solomon has produced award-winning shorts by Cristian Nemescu (MARIL...

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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