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European Film Awards


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

European Film Awards

 

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 GmbH. 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 30h European Film Awards will take place in Berlin 9 December 2017 @EuroFilmAwards #efa2017 #efa30years

 

 


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Results of the elections of The board of EFA

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Wim Wenders has been re-elected as president. Agnieszka Holland has been re-elected as chairwoman. Mike Downey and Antonio Saura have been re-elected as deputy chairmen. Joanna Szymańska has been elected for Central & Eastern Europe. Béatrice Thiriet has been elected for France. Graziella Bildesheim has been elected for Italy. Baltasar Kormákur has been elected for the Nordic Countries. Ada Solomon has been re-elected for the North-Eastern Mediterranean. Katriel Schory...

European Film Awards 2017. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented

  Photo Daniel Hinz  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 2017 THE SQUARE WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund PRODUCED BY Erik Hemmendorff & Philippe Bober EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017 THE SQUARE WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ruben Östlund PRODUC...

European Film Academy Board appeals to the EP members to respect the JURI mandate on the proposed Broadcasters’ Regulation

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On the occasion of the General Assembly of the European Film Academy (EFA) in Berlin on 9 December 2017, the EFA Board has expressed its deep concern that the future of Europe’s film culture may be at stake should the fundamental principle of financing and distributing movies across the EU be unnecessarily jeopardized. As an example, the EFA Board has mentioned the so-called Broadcasting Regulation and the proposed extension of the Country of Origin (CoO) principle, which it sees as a t...

30th European Film Awards: Watch it live this saturday!

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This Saturday, European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin! Don't miss the chance to follow the EFA Weekend and watch the ceremony live on the European Film Awards website www.europeanfilmawards.eu on Saturday, 9 December: 11.30 CET Agnieszka Holland: keynote & debate  17.00 CET Red carpet interview program with Knut Elsterma...

HEARTSTONE by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, winner of the European University Film Award 2017.

  The European Film Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg congratulate HEARTSTONE by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, winner of the European University Film Award 2017.    picture: Claudia Höhne The award will be presented tonight, Friday, 8 December, in the framework of the European Film Awards Weekend in Berlin, at the welcome reception hosted by the Creat...

The 30th European Film Awards: Guests And Presenters

Only four more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin! On this special occasion the ceremony will, of course, celebrate this year's films and achievements but it will also shed a special light on some of the films and people that have accompanied the EFAs throughout the past 30 years. Both script and set design pick up this idea and guests...

European Co-production Award for Cedomir Kolar

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 the producer Cedomir Kolar.  Cedomir Kolar has been active in film production for more than 30 years. He was born in former Yugoslavia, in the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, and graduated in film production at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has produced over 30 feature films by authors fr...

Jury Unveils First Seven EFA Winners

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  Awards for Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costumes, Hair & Make-Up, Music and Sound The European Film Academy announces the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s 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, hair ...

Help Iranian Filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof

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I’m writing to ask you if you would sign a petition we’ve launched last week. You may have heard that Mohammad Rasoulof, whose last film A MAN OF INTEGRITY, won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes this year, is not allowed to travel anymore, as the Iranian authorities took his passport as he was coming back from Telluride.  He’s now facing 6 years in prison. We are releasing the film in France early December. This is why we wrote the at...

Four Animation Films and Four Comedies Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy proudly announces the four nominations for the award categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017. The nominations for the category ANIMATED FEATURE FILM were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), EFA Member Anja Šošić (Poland), as well as CARTOON representatives Christian Davin (Fran...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

    NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017 At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 30th 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 9 December in Berlin. Nominated are:&nbs...

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2017, votes close end of november

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2017 Deadline: Thursday, 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin  EFA President: According to the statutes of the European Film Academy, the president of the association shall be elected by the members upon proposal of the board for a period of five years. The EFA Board feels that Wim Wenders, who has been EFA's president since 1996, should continue his excellent work. EFA Board: The s...

Five Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2017 – 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 Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), EFA Member Mihai Chirilov (Romania), and Isabelle Danel (France), Robbie E...

Five Films Nominated for European University Film Award (EUFA)

Albert Wiederspiel (FFHH), Fabian Gasmia, Dagmar Brunow, Juho Kuosmanen, Elli Mastorou and Kathrin Kohlstedde (FFHH) / Picture: Filmfest Hamburg  At the Filmfest Hamburg, the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA) have been announced. Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. Based on the lists of 51 feature films and 15 documentaries from the EFA Selections 2017 a committee consisting of Fabian Gasmia (pr...

Final line up of feature film entries in the EFA selection 2017

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 FILM ENTRIES: FEATURE FILMS Like the 51 films in the EFA Feature Film Selection 2017, the following two films are eligible for nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actress, Actor, and Screenwriter. They will also be taken into consideration by the 7-member Excellence Awards Jury for the awards in the categories European Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Hair & Make-Up Artist, Composer, and Sound Designer. ...

15 Shorts Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

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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: Ghent Short Film Nominee  TIMECODE by Juanjo Giménez Spain 2016, fiction, 15 min ...

Vote for EFA People's Choice Award Opens

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Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite 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 – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees for the awards ceremony ...

EFA Calls for Release of Kirill Serebrennikov

The Board of the European Film Academy wishes to express its deepest concern about the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov being placed under house arrest and calls for his immediate release.   Kirill Serebrennikov, one of the most prominent Russian theatre and film directors who was part of the EFA Selection 2013 with BETRAYAL (Izmena) and 2016 with THE STUDENT (Uchenik), for which Ilya Demutsky received the award European Composer 2016, and whose films were presented at f...

51 Feature Films compete for European Film Awards

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 51 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2017! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the mo...

15 Films in EFA Documentary Selection 2017

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.  Ten documentary festivals have recommended to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network EDN, these festivals are: • ...

Ken Loach and Małgorzata Szumowska Act As Patrons of young filmmakers recruitment at EFA

At the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the European Film Academy (EFA) has launched a campaign to invite young filmmakers to become voting members of the EFA. „We want to encourage our young colleagues to actively take part in our Academy community and activities. We need their inspiration and expertise to bring the Academy into the next decade,“ says Agnieszka Holland, Chairwoman of the EFA Board. „The future is theirs and they are the future – only t...

HANSEL & GRETEL: A Fairy Tale with Refugee Children

In October 2016, the EFA Project FREMDE WELTEN - NEUE FREUNDE, realised in co-operation with the agency Berliner Wohnplattform which operates various housing projects for refugees and homeless people,and supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, brought together around 500 residents, EFA Members, neighbours and friends at a shelter in Berlin-Charlottenburg for a special celebration. Being part of this encounter gave EFA Member and costume designer Stefanie Bruhn t...

EFA will honour Aleksandr Sokurov onthe 30TH EFA Awards Ceremony

  On the occasion of this year's 30th European Film Awards (EFAs) and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Aleksandr Sokurov with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding work in the field of directing, dramaturgy and cinematography. Having first graduated in History, Aleksandr Sokurov started out making various TV films and documentaries and then studied at the Soviet Uni...

GOODBYE BERLIN Wins EFA Young Audience Award

    Young Juries in 31 European Countries Elect German film by Fatih Akin  In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in AUSTRIA: St. Pölten & Vienna BELGIUM: Brussels BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Sarajevo BULGARIA: Sofia CROATIA: Zagreb CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague DENMARK: Aalborg ESTONIA: Tallinn FINLAND: Helsinki GERMANY: Berlin & Erfurt GREECE: Athens HUNGARY: Buda...

6th EFA Young Audience Award Young Audience Film Day 2017: 7 May

  The 6th edition of the EFA Young Audience Award will take place in a record-breaking 31 European countries and 37 cities. Your 12-14-year-old children are very welcome to attend this great event! On the Young Audience Film Day the three nominated European films are screened to young audiences all over Europe. They watch the films and act as a jury, voting for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly Europe...

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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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