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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 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 31st European Film Awards will take place in Seville December  15,  2018 @EuroFilmAwards #efa2018 #efa


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The 31st European Film Awards: Winners

  Cold War is the big winner of the night, with 5 European Film Awards. Congratulations to director Paweł Pawlikowski, producers Ewa Puszczyńska and Tanya Seghatchian! #efa2018 ph: Ewa Ferdynus The more than 3,500 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Seville the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2018 COLD WAR WRI...

Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board for Costa-Gavras

On the occasion of the 31st European Film Awards on 15 December, the legendary director Costa-Gavras will be presented with the Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board. With this award the European Film Academy wishes to pay special tribute an outstanding director and a personality with a strong political voice who is not only deeply respected by his colleagues but also celebrated by audiences worldwide. Costa-Gavras is the fifth filmmaker to receive this recog...

One week left to vote for the new EFA Board

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Vote for the new EFA Board will end on Thursday, 29 November 2018 (23h59 CET). There is another – very sad issue – which we need to bring to your attention. As most of you may already know, our dear French board member and candidate Francis Boespflug passed away during the voting period of the present board elections. Due to the extraordinary circumstances, the elections for the French representative to the EFA Board have to be repeated in the beginning of next year. There ...

EURIMAGES Co-Production Award for Kontovrakis & Karnavas

This year’s EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in fostering international exchange, goes to two fellow producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas. Konstantinos Kontovrakis (left) and Giorgos Karnavas Konstantinos Kontovrakis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He obtained a BA in Film Studies and English Literature and an MA in Arts Management in London. He has publis...

The European Film Academy congratulates the following awards recipients: first 8 recipients

  JURY UNVEILS FIRST EIGHT EFA WINNERS The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards. A special eight-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Feature Film Selection, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, h...

Nominations for the European Film Awards 2018

At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 31st European Film Awards. The more than 3,500 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 15 December in Seville. EUROPEAN FILM 2018 BORDER GRÄNS Sweden, Denmark DIRECTED BY Ali Abbasi WRITTEN BY Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf & John Ajvide...

New Short Film Selection & Awarding Procedure

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More Festivals in More Countries to Select Candidates for the EFA Short Film Category For the 2019 and 2020 editions of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will welcome new festivals to participate in the EFA Short Film selection and awarding procedure. Joining the network of 15 already existing partner festivals, at each festival an independent jury will choose one short film from its competition as a candidate for the European Film Awards short film category. When th...

Carmen Maura and Ralph Fiennes to receive Honorary Career Awards at the 31st EFA Awards

      EFA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Carmen Maura and European Achievement in World Cinema to Ralph Fiennes       ...

EFA Board Thanks European Parliament for Oleg Sentsov’s Sakharov Prize

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  The Board of the European Film Academy wishes to express its profound gratitude toward the European Parliament for awarding the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, jailed in Russia, with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. “We thank the European Parliament,” says EFA Chairwoman Agnieszka Holland, “for this recognition of a man who not only believes in human rights but also fights for them – even if it means personal damage to body and soul.” ...

EFA Animation and Comedy Nominations

The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations for the award categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2018 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2018.  The nominations for the category COMEDY were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), Henning Kamm (Germany) and Ada Solomon (Romania), director Hannes Holm (Sweden) and distributor Hrvoje Laurenta (Croatia). As for ANIMATED FEATURE FILM, the committee consisted of EFA Board Dep...

Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018, votes close end of november

  Election of the EFA President and EFA Board Elections 2018 Deadline: 30 November  Please consider voting for Bruno Chatelin a former Board Member. All candidate info can be found on the voting platform.    ...

Six Debut Films Nominated for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – 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 Katriel Schory (Israel), festival programmers Mihai Chirilov (Romania) and Azize Tan (Turkey) as well as film critics Isabelle Danel (Fra...

15 Short Films Nominated for The EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

    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. Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee AQUAPARQUE by Ana Moreira Portugal, fiction, 16 min ...

European Film Awards week end in Seville

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  EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS WEEKEND 2018 Seville / Spain, 14 - 16 December   The 31st European Film Awards will take place in the beautiful city of Seville on Saturday, 15 December 2018. EFA Members have free access to the awards ceremony and after show party; the contribution for a guest amounts to EUR 226 incl. VAT. If you wish to attend, please register in the EFA Members' Area (section: awards we...

Five Films Nominated for European University Film Award (EUFA)

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  The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg take great pleasure in announcing the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA). Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. Based on the lists of 49 feature films and 15 documentaries from the EFA Selections 2018 a committee consisting of Dagmar Brunow (film scholar, Sweden), Mike Goodridge (producer & festival director, UK) and Christophe Leparc (festival direc...

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 ...

49 Feature Films Selected for EFA Awards

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The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 49 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2018! With 35 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the ...

EFA Selects 15 Documentaries

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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 suggested 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 festiva...

Oleg Sentsov in eighth week of hunger strike: EFA and other Film Academies call on Poutine

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMIES NETWORK APPEALS TO PRESIDENT PUTIN TO SHOW A HUMAN FACE academy representatives at the annual meeting of FAN of Europe (picture: EFA) On Day 54 of Oleg Sentsov’s indefinite hunger strike the members of FAN of Europe, the European network of national film academies and the European Film Academy, representing thousands of filmmakers from across the continent, have appealed for the immediate release of the Ukrainian filmmaker. At their annual meeti...

EFA Honours Carmen Maura

The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting the honorary LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Carmen Maura for her outstanding career.   Picture courtesy of Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, photographer: Alberto Ortega At the initial European Film Awards (EFAs) in 1988, Carmen Maura received the award for Best Actress in Pedro Almodóvar’s WOMEN ON T...

Don’t Let Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov's Die in his indefinite hunger strike !

    Today is Day 16 of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov's indefinite hunger strike which his lawyer Dimitri Dinze reports he full plans to follow through to the death should his demands not be met. Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, ...

The 7th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 45 Cities in 36 Countries

Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominated Films GIRL IN FLIGHT, HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION and WALLAY – all of which will then be available as VOD for the general public The European Film Academy (EFA) proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2018:   GIRL IN FLIGHT LA FUGA - GIRL IN FLIGHT  DIRECTED BY: Sandra Vannucchi  WRITTEN BY: Sandra Vannucchi &...

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...


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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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