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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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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...

EFA Night 2014 in Riga

  The red carpet / Steve McQueen and his partner, Bianca Stigter, arrive at the Latvian National Opera While European media representatives from 30 countries installed themselves in the press centre, film fans waited outside the impressive red carpet tent in front of the Latvian National Opera for the arrival of the stars. Thomas Hermanns welcomes the audience On a stage with a gigantic projection flower installation bathed in spheric lights, host Thomas Hermanns welcomed t...

Winners of the 27th European Awards, Ida named best from Europe

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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 Riga the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2014 IDA DIRECTED BY: Paweł Pawlikowski WRITTEN BY: Paweł Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz PRODUCED BY: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł & Ewa Puszczyńska EUROPEAN COMEDY 2014 ...

Two day left to vote for the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2014 Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin stands for re election

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 &l...

Ed Guiney to receive the European Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES

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 Irish producer Ed Guiney.  Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element has been involved in the production and distribution of over 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element pr...

Nominations for and first Winners at the EFA 2014

At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 27th 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 13 December in Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014. EUROPEAN FILM 2014 FORCE MAJEURE TURIST Sweden/Denmark/France/Norway WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY...

The European Film Academy announces the six nominations in the category EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2014.

The European Film Academy proudly announces the six nominations in the category EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2014. A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) and Ada Solomon (producer, Romania), EFA Member Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer, Denmark), as well as documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (Netherlands) and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) decided on the following nominations: ...

Over 300 Film Professionals Sign Appeal to Free Oleg Sentsov

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  European Film Academy and French Directors’ Guild support Ukrainian Filmmaker   The filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who 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. His trial was supposed to be on 11 October and has just b...

EFA Honours french filmmaker Agnès Varda

  Agnès Varda photo by Julia_Fabry©cine-tamaris   In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Agnès Varda with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work.   As a writer and director, Agnès Varda continues ...

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...

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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