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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




EFA Winners, Tony Erdmann wins the 6 key prizes

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 Wroclaw the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2016 TONI ERDMANN Directed by: Maren Ade Written by: Maren Ade Produced by: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Michel Merkt EUROPEAN COMEDY 2016 A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove) Directed by: Hannes Holm Writte...

European Film Awards with Cinema Stars from Across Europe

photo: Łukasz Rajchert   Only four more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 29th European Film Awards in Wrocław, European Capital of Culture 2016.   This year’s edition of the awards ceremony will be celebrated at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music (NFM), designed by Kuryłowicz & Associates, a multi-venue facility incl...

Last day to vote for new EFA Members of The Board

Just a quick reminder that the vote for the new EFA Board will end on Friday, 25 November 2016 (23h59 CET), so you still have some time. Thanks a lot for your participation! The self-nomination procedure being concluded, it is our pleasure to present to you the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2016. We wish to thank all candidates for their commitment!   ...

Jury Unveils First Seven EFA Winners

  Awards for Cinematography, Editing, 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 & mak...

European Co-production Award for Leontine Petit

    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 Dutch producer Leontine Petit. Leontine Petit is CEO and producer at Lemming Film in the Netherlands and H...

European Film Awards 2018 Go to Seville

  At the closing press conference of the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, the European Film Academy and the city of Seville announced the decision to hold the 2018 European Film Awards in the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region.  The announcement was made by Antonio Muñoz, Delegate for Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism for the Seville City Council,...

Seville will host the 2018 European Film Awards

  The Spanish city will host the 31st edition of the awards given each year by the European Film Academy Coinciding with the closure of the Seville European Film Festival, the Seville City Council and the European Film Academy (EFA) announced this morning at a press conference that the 2018 European Film Awards will be presented in the Andalusian capital. The announcement was made by Antonio Muñoz, delegate for Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism at Seville City Cou...

Nominations for the 29th European Film Awards

    At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 29th 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 10 December in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016.  EFA voting members ...

EFA Honours Pierce Brosnan

European Achievement in World Cinema goes to Irish actor In recognition of a rich and extensive career in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a producer, Pierce Brosnan will receive the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA. photo: Greg Gorman Among Pierce Brosnan's numerous film credits are Bruce Beresford's MR. JOHNSON (1990), Brett Leonard's THE LAWNMOWER MAN (1992), THE THOMAS C...

A Sunday in the Country: Liepe

EFA eNEWS October 2016 On the 7th day the goddess of film looked back on what she created over the last days. She saw some wonderful people, she heard from them ideas and plans for something called “Future”, and she saw exciting things they created for a room they called “cinema”. So, she was satisfied and thought she should do something great. She created food, invented the schnaps and added some cute animals (a cat) to cuddle. Last but not least, she called th...

EFA Animated Feature Films 2016 & Comedies Nominated

The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2016 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2016.  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 the nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM. The committee consisted of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), director Tomm Moore (Ireland) ...

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

  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

    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

  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), ...



About European Film Awards

Edelmann Pascal

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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