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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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EFA Board members Elected for 2012

The President:

Wim Wenders, Director, Germany


Wim Wenders attended the Academy of Film & Television in Munich, worked as a film critic for various German publications, and was a founding member of Filmverlag der Autoren. In 1976 he set up his own production company, Road Movies, and, in 2002, Reverse Angle. Often hailed as one of the most important German directors on the international scene, Wenders has received various international awards, including the Golden Lion (THE STATE OF THINGS, 1982), the Palme d’Or and BAFTA (PARIS, TEXAS, 1984), as well as a European Film Award (WINGS OF DESIRE, 1988) and a Silver Bear (THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL, 2000). His latest productions include LAND OF PLENTY and DON’T COME KNOCKING. Throughout his career, Wenders has also made several unconventional documentaries including LIGHTNING OVER WATER, TOKYO-GA, and NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CLOTHES. His most famous documentary, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB about a group of legendary Cuban musicians, received an Oscar nomination and won a European Film Award. Wim Wenders became president of the European Film Academy in 1996.
The Board:

 

The Board:

Chairman:

Yves Marmion, Producer, France


A lawyer by training and former ENA student, Yves Marmion had been a civil servant for the French Ministry of Culture for 10 years. Notably, he was General Secretary and Head of Film Productions and International Affairs at the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)

In 1991, he joined the UGC group and formed the production entity UGC YM.

Among the films he has produced we find: EAST-WEST (Régis Wargnier, 1999), EMBRASSEZ QUI VOUS VOUDREZ (Michel Blanc, 2002), A SECRET (Claude Miller, 2006), I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (Philippe Claudel, 2008), TOUS LES SOLEILS (Philippe Claudel, 2011).

He was elected Chairman of the EFA  Board in December 2005.

Deputy Chairmen:

Nik Powell, Director of NFTS, UK

In the early 1970’s Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in the space of ten years the pair turned a small mail-order record operation into a multi-million pound conglomerate. In 1982 Powell went into partnership with Stephen Woolley, having sold out from Virgin in the previous year. Together they formed Palace Video, followed by Palace Pictures, and then Palace Productions, soon establishing each as highly regarded entities within the film distribution and production industry. Powell has acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace’s productions including Neil Jordan’s COMPANY OF WOLVES, Oscar nominated MONA LISA, Michael Caton-Jones’ SCANDAL, and Neil Jordan’s multi Oscar nominated THE CRYING GAME. Nik and Stephen Woolley’s new company Scala produced Iain Softley’s BACKBEAT, Terence Davies’ THE NEON BIBLE, Shane Meadows’ TWENTYFOUR: SEVEN, Mark Herman’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated LITTLE VOICE, Fred Schepisis’ LAST ORDERS starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, Helen Mirren, David Hemmings and Ray Winstone, Charles Dance’s LADIES IN LAVENDER, starring Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolis and Daniel Brühl and Nik also executive produced CALENDAR GIRLS. Nik was appointed Director of the National Film and Television School in 2005, although he remains non-executive chairman of Scala Productions. As director of the NFTS, Nik has increased the number of students by more than 50% and has introduced several new courses - some of them unique in the world at MA level. In 2011, one NFTS student film was nominated for an Oscar and another won the Bafta for best short film. This year another student film was nominated for a Bafta for best short film. In 2011, Nik Powell was made a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

He is also:

- A Trustee of BAFTA and Chairman of the Bafta Film
- Member of the US academy: AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
- Director of the board of the Northern Ireland Film and TV Commission and Chairman of its Film Investment Fund Committee 2003 to 2007
- Member of British Screen Advisory Council (overall umbrella body for UK media, set up by prime minister Harold Wilson, president is Lord Attenborough)
- Member of European Producers Club
- Vice President of The National Society of Epilepsy
- Member of many Film Festival Juries including Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals
- Patron of several Film industry new talent organisations such as Future Films and Rockliffe writing forum

He has been a member of the EFA Board since 1996, has been the host for the awards ceremony and was chairman of the EFA Board for nine years.

Volker Schlöndorff, director, Germany

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Further members of the EFA Board:

Chris Auty, producer, UK

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Bruno Chatelin, producer, France

After graduating from HEC Business School, Bruno Chatelin started as an account director with international advertising agencies (JWT, Masius and Publicis) before he served as marketing director and managing director with Sony and UGC Fox in France where he released over 150 films including such blockbusters as Terminator 2, Rambo 2, Independence Day: ID4, HOOK, CLIFFHANGER, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA, DRACULA, THE DOORS, THE BARON MUNCHHAUSEN, ALICE, and REMAINS OF THE DAY.

In 2000 he became a digital pioneer and entrepreneur of the net, co-founding filmfestivals.com and fest21.com, leading web portal and social network for the festival community listing 5,000 festivals world-wide.

He also ran a film school and film studio in Cherbourg and a TV production company in Tunisia where he produced 50 episodes of "Who wants to be a millionaire", for ENTV, the national Algerian TV.

He founded the French production company Emotion Film Factory in 2011 and runs the consulting agency Major Buzz Factory, specialized in online marketing for the entertainment industry.

Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, international distributor, Italy

Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, international distributor, Italy

Adriana Chiesa Di Palma began her career as director of sales and acquisitions of the then leading Italian film distribution and production company, Medusa Distribuzione. She acquired and distributed for Italy over one hundred feature films, among which Milos Forman’s AMADEUS, Bergman’s CRIES AND WHISPERS, and all-time box office hits such as RAMBO.

In 1990 she created her own company, Adriana Chiesa Enterprises srl (ACE). Since its inception, the company has presented films by such directors as Carlos Saura, Akira Kurosawa, Giuseppe Tornatore, Mario Monicelli, Ettore Scola, Lina Wertmueller and many other great filmmakers. Yet ACE’s production line-up has also reflected an equally determined commitment to new emerging talent and creativity.

Totally dedicated to the circulation and promotion of European quality cinema, ACE today offers an impressive library of over 300 titles of award winning quality features, documentaries and animation, and a catalogue of restored library films from legendary cult to classic. Thanks to the company’s professional approach, solid world-wide experience and relations, and multilingual and multi-cultural emphasis, ACE boasts a truly international profile. The company’s activities now extend to film acquisitions, co-productions and project development. ACE co-produced the new film by Roberta Torre selected for the Venice Film Festival 2010.

Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, married to the cinematographer the late Carlo Di Palma, was Italian producer and translator of the Broadway hit DEATH DEFYING ACTS by Woody Allen, David Mamet and Elaine May, and the play by Woody Allen, WRITER’S BLOCK. She is President of ACE, Vice President of EFEA, the recipient of many awards, and has been a jury member of international film festivals.

Adriana Chiesa di Palma has been on the EFA Board since 2000.

Daniela Ciancio, costume designer, Italy

Daniela Ciancio was born in Naples in 1965. After graduating in Maturità Classica, in the1990s, she studied stage design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, earning a diploma in scenografia. In 1994, she earned the Diploma in Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma winning a study award with Piero Tosi and Marisa D’Andrea. In 1999 she won a borsa di studio for research of the costume fashion in the 18th century for the Drottingholm opera theatre, from the Italian Culture Institute, Fondazione C.M. Lerici in Stockolm.

Since 1986 she has worked in cinema and theatre with Paolo Sorrentino, Antonietta De Lillo, Francesca Comencini, Carlo Vanzina, Marco Risi, Alessandro Angelini, Vincenzo Marra, Antonio Capuano, Marcello Garofalo, Luciano Odorisio.

In 2005 she won the David di Donatello, the Ciak d’oro, the Premio Piero Tosi, the Capitello D’Oro, the Diploma Honoris Causa in Fashion Design and the Diamanti al Cinema for costume of IL RESTO DI NIENTE by A. De Lillo. In 2007 she won the Chioma di Berenice for the opera CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA directed by R. De Simone. In 2008/2009 she won the Premio Umberto Tirelli, the Premio Piero Tosi and a nomination for the David di Donatello for IL DIVO, directed by Paolo Sorrentino.In 2009 she won the Premio Girulà for the opera DON GIOVANNI RITORNA DALLA GUERRA by Carlo Cerciello.

Daniela Ciancio joined the EFA Board in 2010.

Helena Danielsson, producer, Sweden

Helena Danielsson established Hepp Film in 2003 after a fifteen-year-long career in the Scandinavian and European film industry where she worked for, amongst others, Sonet Film. Prior to her film career, Danielsson studied German language and literature in Austria at Salzburg University and she has a bachelor degree from Lund University/Sweden in Psychology & Media/Communication.
Helena Danielsson´s first title as producer in her own company was DAY & NIGHT (Dag & Natt) - a box office hit, starring Mikael Persbrandt (IN A BETTER WORLD, THE HOBBIT) earning the Bergman Award for his role. RATIONAL SOLUTION (Det Enda Rationella) and SMILING IN A WARZONE have both received international acclaim including competition in Venice Critics´Week 2009 and a nomination for an International Emmy Award. Danielsson also produced Venice Critics´Week winner 2010 – BEYOND (Svinalängorna) - debut of Palme d’Or winning actress Pernilla August, starring Noomi Rapace  (SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, PROMETHEUS) which reached an audience of 700,000 across Scandinavia and has been sold to 19 countries. BEYOND  was selected as the Swedish entry for the Oscars and was part of the EFA Selection 2011. Currently Danielsson is preparing the new film by Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT, SIXTEEN) The film is the story of  big-time pop star in Sweden in the 60´s - Anita Lindblom - to be played by Noomi Rapace and fast-living European boxing champion Bo Högberg, to be played by Ola Rapace, and their equal scandal-plagued career and love story. Danielsson has co-produced numerous European titles as well; most recently THE INVADER  by Belgian artist Nicolas Provost, in competition in Orizzonti/Venice as well as Toronto/Discovery 2011, WHITE WHITE WORLD (Beli Beli Svet) by Serbian director Oleg Novkovic , Locarno Competition 2010 , EFA Selection 2011, as well as the Spanish titles THE APPEARED (Aparecidos) and NEON FLESH (Carne de Neon).
Danielsson was a board member of the Swedish Producers Association between 2007-2009, member of ACE (participant 2003) and is the Swedish National Coordinator for EAVE. She joined the EFA Board in 2012.

Mike Downey, producer, UK

Mike Downey, producer, and CEO of Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), launched his independent UK production company on the Frankfurt DAX 12 years ago. He has produced, since then more than 40 feature films, with producing partner Sam Taylor and company chairman Stephen Daldry.

F&ME’s catalogue includes UKFC funded WHITE LIGHTNIN’, Saul Metzstein’s GUY X, DEATHWATCH (Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis), U.S. Academy Award nominated BEFORE THE RAIN and a slew of international co-productions written by Günter Grass, Thomas Keneally, James Ellroy and Clifford (HOAX) Irving. His award winning South African production SON OF MAN, premiered at Sundance, as did WHITE LIGHTNIN’ while LOVING GLANCES, opened the Venice Film Festival. Serving his eighth year as European Film Academy Board Member, Downey’s books The Film Finance Handbooks - a Guide for European Producers are published by the MEDIA Business School.

Educated in theatre: University of Warwick, with postgraduate studies at the University of Paris - III (Sorbonne), and Paris - X (Nanterre), he has long taught on the MEGA European Masters programme. Quondam Thomas Ewing Professor of Film (Ohio University) and on the Film Board Oklahoma University and he is also President of the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia and Artistic Advisor to the Zagreb Film Festival and works closely with Amnesty International establishing Amnesty Human Rights Awards at international film festivals as well as being a consultant for USAID, the American government programme rebuilding infrastructure (film) in the Balkans. Downey has served three terms as member of the Council of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as well as a term on the BAFTA Film Committee.

Films currently in post production include: IMAGINE by Andrzej Jakimowski , GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY by Peter Greenaway; LILET NEVER HAPPENED by Jacco Groen and the portmanteau film ZAGREB STORIES 2. Films directed/written by Pawel Pawlikowski (EPIC), Dominic Murphy (CASSY AND JUDE), Marco Kreutzpaintner (COMING IN), Julien Temple (CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION - THIS IS RIO), Antonio Nuic (THE BUTCHER’S HEART) and Srdjan Dragojevic (THE PORCUPINE), the animation film ROLLI AND THE GOLDEN KEY, and an untitled Albanian project to be directed by Fatmir Koci are slated for 2012 shoots and are in various stages of pre-production.

Mike Downey joined the EFA Board in 2004.

Stephan Hutter, Producer/Distributor, Germany

Stephan Hutter is Chairman of Prokino who in the past 30 years has transformed the entity into a leading powerhouse in Germany. Prokino’s activities cover the whole spectrum of film business from development and production to theatrical and other channels of distribution such as video, television, VOD and future markets.

Prokino was not only involved in production and/or distribution of the most important trendsetters in European cinema such as TRAINSPOTTING, RUN LOLA RUN and AMÉLIE, but has also contributed to the huge success of extraordinary European films like AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, GOMORRA, WELCOME TO THE STICKS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, BIUTIFUL and SHAME.

Prokino is Germany’s ground-breaking distributor of European films that has also gained international recognition.

Stephan Hutter is Vice President of FIAD, a board member of the VdF (German Association of Theatrical Distributors) as well as guest lecturer at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (University of Television and Film) in Munich, the BAF (Bavarian Academy for Television), and the German-French Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. He has also been awarded “Chevalier des arts et des lettres” for his achievements for French film culture in Germany.

László Kantor, producer, Hungary

In 1997 László Kantor graduated in film photography and directing at the Budapest Drama and Film Academy. He has been working in the film industry for the past twenty years. Between 1999 and 2010 he was the CEO and producer of the Budapest Filmstudio, one of the leading film studios in Hungary. In 2001 he became the producer of the Uj Budapest Filmstudio and in 2003 of Matrix Film as well.
László Kantor joined the European Film Academy in 2005. Until 2011 he was also the vice-president of the Hungarian Producers Association. His latest productions include DALLAS PASHAMENDE – directed by Robert Adrian Pejo, THE TRAP- directed by Srdan Golubovic, LOST PERSONS AREA – directed by Caroline Strubbe, DIE WANDERHURE – directed by Hans Jörgen Thurn, MISSION LONDON – directed by Dimitar Mitovszki, ISZTAMBUL- directed by Ferenc Török.

László Kantor was re-elected onto the EFA Board in 2012 after a first term 2008-2010.

Cedomir Kolar, producer, France

Cedomir Kolar  was born in former Yugoslavia, in the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. He graduated in film production at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Since 1991, he has been acting as producer for Noé Productions in Paris. His credits include BEFORE THE RAIN by Milcho Manchevski, AFRICA MY AFRICA and KINI AND ADAMS by Idrissa Ouedraogo, AS YOU LIKE ME by Carmine Amoroso, TRAIN OF LOVE by Radu Mihaileanu, THE ADOPTED SON and THE CHIMP by Aktan Abdykalykov, NO MAN’S LAND by Danis Tanovic and Danis Tanovic’s short film in the collection of films 11′09”01-SEPTEMBER 11, produced by Galatée films and StudioCanal.

In 2003 he started the new Paris based production entity, A.S.A.P. Films, together with the director Danis Tanovic and his fellow producer Marc Baschet.

In 2005, A.S.A.P. Films produced the new feature by Danis Tanovic, HELL (L’Enfer), written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz in collaboration with the late Krzysztof Kieslowski, and WELL TEMPERED CORPSES by Benjamin Filipovic. This was followed by Marion Hänsel’s SOUNDS OF SAND (Si le Vent souleve les sables) in 2006, Danis Tanovic’s TRIAGE and Srdjan Karanovic’s BESA in 2008. In 2010 the films WOMB by Benedek Fliegauf, THE LIGHT THIEF by Aktan Abdykalykov, CIRKUS COLOMBIA by Danis Tanovic, and BLACK OCEAN by Marion Hänsel were produced.

Cedomir Kolar was elected onto the EFA Board in 2004.

Goran Paskaljevic, director/writer, Serbia

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Antonio Pérez Pérez, Producer, Spain

After studies in engineering, biology and music, Antonio Pérez Pérez has been involved in the writing, producing and directing of numerous TV commercial, short subjects and TV documentaries. He was a founding member and shareholder of the production companies Videoplaning in 1983 (leader of Andalusian TV studios) and Omeya T.V. in 1987. In 1989, he founded Maestranza Films, his film production company, producing, amongst others, SOLAS (Alone) which won the Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1999 and 5 Goya Awards, NOBODY KNOWS ANYBODY (Goya awarded), FUGITIVAS (2 Goya awards), IBIZA DREAMS (Berlin Panorama 2002), SEVILLE SOUTHSIDE (Berlin Panorama 2003), TUNA & CHOCOLATE and HABANA BLUES (Cannes) and many others films. The last film, THE SLEEPING VOICE, has been finalist for best film (and 9 nominations) in the last GOYA awards. Santa Isabel Fine Arts academic, board member of Egeda (Spanish producers ass.) and vice-president of Spanish Media Desk Fund, he was selected by Variety as one of the “Ten Producers to Watch” 1999 in Cannes. Antonio Pérez Pérez has been a member of the EFA Board since 2000.

Marek Rozenbaum, producer, Israel

Holding a degree in Social Work and Film from Tel Aviv University, Marek Rozenbaum established Transfax Films Productions in 1988. He has directed two and produced over 40 feature films, among them award-winning films that have received world-wide recognition. Marek Rozenbaum is the chairman of the public steering committee of film & television at the Israeli Export Institute. For ten years he held the position of chairman of the Israeli Academy for Cinema and Television, for six years the position of chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers Association, and today is a member of its board.

In addition to feature films, Transfax has produced over 40 documentaries for Israeli television, seven dramas and over 80 television commercials and television programs, including one of 1995/6’s highest rated entertainment shows.

He joined the EFA Board in 2012.

Antonio Saura, producer, Spain

As producer, with his company Zebra, credits include award winning films such as EN LA CIUDAD SIN LÍMITES by Antonio Hernández, RENCOR by Miguel Albaladejo, or SALOMÉ by Carlos Saura; box-office successes like DOS TIPOS DUROS by Juan Martinez Moreno, DI QUE SI by Juan Calvo , more ambitious European co-productions like OCULTO by Antonio Hernández or MIGUEL AND WILLIAM by Ines Paris or international documentaries like FADOS by Carlos Saura and THE CHICKEN, THE FISH AND THE KING CRAB by Lopez Linares.

He has recently produced for television the documentaries ROBERTO BOLAÑO: EL ULTIMO MALDITO by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares, LA TIERRA DE LAS MIL ORQUESTRAS by Felix Cabez and QUIEN FUE PILAR MIRÓ by Diego Galan. This year he will open SILENCIO EN LA NIEVE by Gerardo Herrero and TODO ES SILENCIO directed by Jose Luis Cuerda. Antonio Saura is a founding partner of LATIDO FILMS, one of the most dynamic Spanish international film sales companies. He was named “producer to watch” by Variety, and was selected as “European producer on the move” 2003.

Before producing, he created and directed the Media Business School, one of Europe’s leading training centres for the audiovisual. He is also founding partner of the program Greenhouse, of Euromed audiovisual and Media Mundus.

Antonio Saura is also a panellist and teacher in several film schools, universities and training programs.

He is member of the Spanish Film Academy and joined the EFA Board in 2008.

Els Vandevorst, Producer, Netherlands

Els Vandevorst was born in 1962 and studied at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. During her studies, she produced two films: ALASKA by Mike van Diem (1989), which received an award for best foreign student, and HET NADEEL VAN DE TWIJFEL by Maarten Treurniet (1990). After her graduation, Els worked as a producer in training with Allarts B.V. and Added Films International.

In 1997, Els Vandevorst and Wilfried Depeweg founded Isabella Films, a production company based in Amsterdam. Isabella Films focuses on the production of feature films which have commercial potential and which appeal to an international audience because of their artistic value and accessibility.
Under the label of Isabella Films, Els Vandevorst (co-) produced various national and international feature films such as FL. 19,99 by Mart Dominicus (1998), THE CROSSING by Nora Hoppe (1999), DANCER IN THE DARK, DOGVILLE and MANDERLAY by Lars von Trier (2000, 2003, 2005), VILLA DES ROSES by Frank van Passel (2001), IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE by Thomas Vinterberg (2003), SEA OF SILENCE by Stijn Coninx (2003), THE SOUTH by Martin Koolhoven (2004), FATHER & SON by Alexander Sokurov (2004), WINTER IN WARTIME by Martin Koolhoven (2008), ADRIENN PAL by Agnes Kocsis (2010), AGUA FRIA DE MAR by Paz Fábrega (2010), THE AVIATRIX OF KAZBEK by Ineke Smits (2010) and LENA by Christophe van Rompaey (2012).

After the artistic success of THE SOUTH and WINTER IN WARTIME, plans for a new company were made. Els Vandevorst and Martin Koolhoven founded N279 Entertainment in 2010. The company produced ZIGZAGKID by Vincent Bal (2012), IT’S ALL SO QUIET by Nanouk Leopold (2013) and co-produced KID by Fien Troch (2012).

Els Vandevorst became a member of the EFA Board in 2002.

Michael Weber, sales agent, Germany

Michael Weber joined the Bavaria Film Group in 1996 in the world sales division. In April 2000, he was appointed managing director of Bavaria Media GmbH. In addition, Michael Weber co-produced, among others, Michael Haneke’s Cannes competition films CODE INCONNU, TIME OF THE WOLF and CACHÉ (Best Director Award in Cannes), and Caroline Link’s NOWHERE IN AFRICA (US Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film).

Since beginning of 2006 he is running his own sales company, The Match Factory. He founded the company together with Karl Baumgartner and Reinhard Brundig of Pandora Film. Among the directors represented by The Match Factory are Aki Kaurismäki, Ari Folman, Fatih Akin, Christian Petzold, Tom
Tykwer, Brillante Mendoza, Bent Hamer, Thomas Vinterberg, Eran Kolirin, Miranda July, Danis Tanovic, Amir Naderi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The company also co-produced PANDORA’S BOX by Yesim Ustaoglu and UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Palme d’Or in Cannes 2010).

Michael Weber became a member of the EFA Board in 2010.

Krzysztof Zanussi, director, Poland

Krzysztof Zanussi is a film director, producer and scriptwriter. He studied physics at Warsaw University (1955-59) and philosophy at Jagiellonian University (1959-62). He has directed many award-winning, internationally acclaimed films, including THE STRUCTURE OF CRYSTAL (1968), ILLUMINATION (1973), CAMOUFLAGE (1976), CONSTANT FACTOR (1980), THE YEAR OF QUIET SUN (1984), WHEREVER YOU ARE IF YOU ARE (1988), IN FULL GALLOP (1996), PERSONA NON GRATA (2004) and REVISITED (2009). Krzysztof Zanussi is also a theatre director, staging productions in Milan, Palermo, Bonn, Cracow, Bremen, Basel, Syracuse, Kiev, Novosibirsk and Rome. He has written several books: volumes of Film Scripts, the American edition of In Full Gallop And Six Other Screenplays, Time to Die (Warsaw, 1999), including Italian, Russian, Ukrainian and English editions (the Indian edition is in preparation), Between a Funfair and Salon (Warsaw, 1999), Bigos Will Last in the European Family (Warsaw, 2003) and A Portrait of the Artist (Warsaw, 2008). Between 1990-1994 he was president of the European Federation of Audiovisual Producers (FERA). He is a member of the Pontifical Commission of Culture at the Vatican and ex-president of the EUROVISIONI Association. Krzysztof Zanussi is also a member of: the Polish Academy of Science, the PEN-Club and the Polish Writers’ Association. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography VGIK (Moscow), the National University of Drama and Film “I.L. Caragiale” (Bucharest), the European Humanities University (Minsk), Yanka Kupala State University (Grodno), the Bulgarian University (Sofia), the University of Film and Television (St. Petersburg), the Catholic University of Lublin, the Opole University, and he is a recipient of the Luka Brajnovic Award (Navarre). He has also been invited to lecture at numerous universities, among them Columbia, Yale, Cambridge and Rice University (Houston).
Krzysztof Zanussi joined the EFA Board in 2012.

Director: Marion Döring, Germany

Marion Döring studied languages at the university of Mainz from 1972 - 1975 and then worked as a trainee and later editor at the daily newspapers Fuldaer Zeitung and Hessisch/Niedersächsische Allgemeine. Between 1980 and 1985 she worked as free-lance journalist in Berlin, from 1985 to 1988 as press attaché of the “750 Years Anniversary Berlin 1987″ and “Berlin - European Capital of Culture 1988″. She has been connected to the history of the European Film Academy since its very beginnings in 1988: first as PR manager of the European Film Awards, later as project manager for the Academy’s activities and publications, since 1996 as the Academy’s director and, starting in 2004, also as Executive Producer of the European Film Awards.

 

Honorary Members:

Jeanne Moreau
Sir Ben Kingsley
Dušan Makavejev
István Szabó

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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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