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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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15 Shorts Nominated for the European Film Awards 2016

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: Bristol Short Film Nominee 9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO by Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege & Floor van der Meulen Netherlands 2015, documentary, 12 min Cork S...

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 in co-operation with the international federation of film critics 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 Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany) and Ange...

EFA Honours french author Jean-Claude Carrière

In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Jean-Claude Carrière with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding body of work.   (picture: Roman Bonnefoy) The French novelist, screenwriter, and actor started out writing short novels based on the films of Jacques Tati. Through Tati he met Pierre Étaix with whom he made several films,...

Launch of European University Film Award

                EFA and Filmfest Hamburg Introduce Film Award Presented by European University Students   The European Film Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg are launching the European University Film Award (EUFA) – a new award presented and voted for by university students across Europe.  The aim of this initiative is to involve a younger audience, to spread the “European idea” and to tran...

Vote for EFA People's Choice Award Opens

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 ceremo...

50 Feature Films Selected for European Film Awards 2016

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    European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2016! With 33 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countr...

A Sunday in the Country: Young Critics Meet & Discuss by the Lake

For the fifth time, a special edition of the EFA project A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY gathered a group of young film critics and journalists. Organised in co-operation  with the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw, and while the festival kicked off, the meeting took place at Fregata in Zagórze Śląskie, Lower Silesia.  The group spent the days watching movies and talking about them, and about cinema and cinephilia in general, cookin...

Post-Brexit: What Now? by Mike Downey, Deputy Chairman of the EFA Board

The UK’s eventual departure from the EU family is one which the European Film Academy regrets, however, like many institutions is waiting to see which form this split will actually take in the fullness of time. The fact is that from the EFA perspective as an organisation that includes all Council of Europe countries as well as Israel and Palestine it will be very much business as usual as the participation of our UK membership and UK films in our selection process wi...

EFA Selects 15 Documentaries

          15 Documentaries Selected 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 wit...

Clemency for Keywan Karimi

  Keywan Karimi is a 30-year-old Iranian filmmaker who has been sentenced by Iranian authorities to six years in jail and 223 lashes. His crime: practicing his profession as a filmmaker and showing the unofficial face of Iranian society. A graduate from the University of Tehran, Keywan Karimi has studied communication and social sciences and participated in film directing workshops in Germany, Thailand and Russia. His short film Broken Border has received awards at vario...

Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona is “Treasure of European Film Culture”

The European Film Academy awards the Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”. picture: Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya. AVIOTEC. In October 1964, Orson Welles used the Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç in Cardona as the location for CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, his personal Shakespeare adaptation, with himself in the leading role. Although shooting lasted nine months, o...

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...

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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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