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EFA 2013 - Medley of nominated films
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Welcome to the European Film Awards 2013
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EFA 2012 - Nonimees on European cinema
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Welcome to the European Film Awards 2012
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EFA Night 2012 - Red Carpet
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The 25th European Film Awards
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Arrival of the Statuettes | 25th European Film Awards
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Nominations 2012
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EFA 25 Years
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Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders and Bruno Ganz
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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPEAN FILM AND WIN A TRIP TO THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS IN RIGA! EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY OPENS VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014 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 spotl [...] Finnish Short EMERGENCY CALLS Nominated for the European Film Awards The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Sarajevo Film Festival congratulate Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2014 HÄTÄKUTSU (Emergency Calls) directed by Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen Finland 2013, documentary, 15 min Being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunit [...] EFA Young Audience Award goes to REGRET! Children Juries in Seventeen European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Dave Schram In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-old audiences in Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Prizren (Kosovo), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), Tbi [...] Young Audience Film Day: Kids Vote for EFA Young Audience Award Livestream of the ceremony on 4 May, 20:00 CET 17 capitals participate in this year's third edition of the YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD, the European Film Academy’s initiative for young film-lovers. This Sunday is Young Audience Film Day: On 4 May the three nominated films will simultaneously be screened to a young audience in 17 different cities acro [...] THE CONTEST, REGRET! and WINDSTORM Nominated for EFA Young Audience Award Young Juries in 17 Cities Across Europe Will Vote for the Winner The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2014 THE CONTEST DIRECTED BY: Martin Miehe-Renard WRITTEN BY: Martin Miehe-Renard, Gitte Løkkegaard & Hans Hansen PRODUCED BY: Henrik Møller-Sørensen & Marcella Dichmann 90 min, Den [...] 19.12.2013 SHORT FILM DAY Saturday, 21 December, is the shortest day of the year - why not spend it with some short films? The European Film Academy is proud to participate in this year’s SHORT FILM DAY, created in France two years ago under the name of Le jour le plus court, by presenting the SHORT MATTERS! Programme of s [...] EFA Young Audience Award 2014: Call for Submissions The European Film Academy Young Audience Award, first introduced in 2012 on occasion of the 25th European Film Awards, will again be presented this year in the framework of a Young Audience Film Day on Sunday, 4 May. The three nominated films will be screened to young audiences which will then elect [...] THE 26th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS Berlin, 7 December 2013 The more than 2,900 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 LA GRANDE BELLEZZA THE GREAT BEAUTY Italy/France , 140 min DIRECTED BY: Pa [...] European Film Awards with Cinema Stars from Across Europe Berlin, 2 December 2013 When the 26th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 7 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards. A true Spanish fiesta will see Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Rossy de Palma, Hugo Silva, Miguel Áng [...] Watch the 26th European Film Awards here or on TV Broadcasters 2013 You can watch the 26th European Film Awards either LIVE on this website on Saturday, 7 December, 20.00 CET or on TV - here is our list of broadcasters Albania: HBO / live Armenia: NTV Plus / KINO PLUS: Tuesday, 10 Dec, 22.30; Wednesday, 11 Dec, 10.30; Thursday, 12 Dec, 16.30 / HD: Tuesday, 10 Dec [...]
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"The big challenge was finding a new and current point of view" Interview with EFA Animated Feature Film Nominee Enzo d'Aló on his film PINOCCHIO What makes your retelling of the classic story of PINOCCHIO unique? Enzo d'Aló: When I took up once again as an adult the romance of Pinocchio, after having read it and reread it when I was a child, I rediscovered the incredible universe that populates those pages. The authors, who interpreted this [...] "My film shows a darker side of Sweden's past" Interview with EFA Discovery Award Nominee Mikael Marcimain on his film CALL GIRL Can you tell us in a few words what your film CALL GIRL is about and what makes it unique? Mikael Marcimain: CALL GIRL is about two under-aged girls who live in a juvenile home and are recruited as call girls in the late 70s, during the cold war. It was a confusing period in Sweden when it came to [...] "Animation gives you total freedom" Interview with EFA Animated Feature Film Nominee Ari Folman on his film THE CONGRESS What is your film THE CONGRESS about and what was the initial motivation / idea? Ari Folman: THE CONGRESS is about an ageing actress who is obliged to sell her identity to a major Hollywood studio since, in the era of scanned actors and motion capture, flesh-and-blood actors are not needed any more. [...] Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES for Ada Solomon Berlin and Strasbourg, 18 November 2013 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 Ada Solomon from Romania. AdaSolomon2Since setting up her own company HiFilm, Ada Solomon has produ [...] "I love it when you see people transform in front of the camera" Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Gabriela Pichler on her film EAT SLEEP DIE Can you tell us in a few words what your film ÄTA SOVA DÖ (Eat Sleep Die) is about and what makes it unique? Gabriela Pichler: What makes my film unique is my female main character - a young, cocky, working class, Muslim tom-boy who fights to get a job and is living with her dad. The film shows a [...] NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2013 . Berlin and Seville, 9 November 2013 At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 26th European Film Awards. The more than 2,900 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony [...] "Cinema gives you the opportunity to get immersed into the life of people who are very different from you" Interview with European Discovery nominee Neus Ballús on her film LA PLAGA (The Plague) Can you tell us in a few words what your film LA PLAGA (The Plague) is about and what makes it unique? Neus Ballús: The film is about five people living on the outskirts of a big city, and struggling to survive: an old lady, a farmer, a prostitute, a nurse from the Philippines, and a Moldavian wres [...] EFA Nominates Three Documentaries Berlin, 4 November 2013 The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2013. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), EFA Member Despina Mouzaki, producer (Greece), as well as documentary experts Claas Daniels [...] "THE REALITY OF BEING IN LOVE" Interview with EFA Animation nominee Alain Ughetto on his film JASMINE What is your film JASMINE about and what was the initial motivation / idea? En retrouvant les magnifiques lettres d'une amoureuse écrites il y a trente ans, j'ai été bouleversé. Il y a trente ans, j'avais abandonné Jasmine à Téhéran. Je l'ai recherchée, ouf, elle était en vie. Aujourd'hui [...] Jury Unveils First Six EFA Winners Awards for Cinematography, Editing, Design, Costumes, Music & Sound Berlin, 28 October 2013 The European Film Academy announces the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s 26th European Film Awards. A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Selection list, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, produc [...] Five Debut Films Nominated for European Discovery 2013 The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2013 – 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. Nominated are ÄTA SOVA DÖ (Eat Sleep Die) Sweden, 104 min W [...] 15 Short Film Nominations for the European Film Awards 2013 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. Nomina [...] EFA NOMINATES THREE ANIMATION FILMS The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2013 A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Bruno Chatelin, producer (France) and Marek Rozenbaum, producer (Israel), as well as producer Manuel Cristóbal (Spain) and the journalists Daniel Couvreur (Belgium) and Lisa Nesselson (France), all three of them representatives of CARTOON, the European As [...] European Film Academy Honours Catherine Deneuve French Actress to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Catherine Deneuve with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work. Born into a family of actors, Catherine Deneuve started her acting career somewhat by coincidence through her sister Françoise. Very quickly, however, [...] EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY HONOURS PEDRO ALMODÓVAR Spanish Director Receives European Achievement in World Cinema Award The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Pedro Almodóvar with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA for his outstanding body of work. “I am very thankful for this award. From its creation, the European Film Academy has been very generous with me and my closes [...] THE 26th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 46 Films in EFA Selection 2013 Berlin, 9 September 2013 As the European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH just announced in Berlin, there are 46 films in this year’s EFA Selection, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2013. With 32 countries represented, from A(ustria) to U(nited King [...] "Well, who doesn't like heroes?" Last year’s EFA People’s Choice Award went to HASTA LA VISTA. We spoke to the film’s producer Mariano Vanhoof about his experience. Can you remember what it felt like to go up on stage in Malta and receive the award? Have you ever seen ROCKY II, when Rocky shouts at the end: “Adrian I did it!” That was the feeling I had to express: Victory! A lot of people were surprised by this little Belgian film winning but fact is that m [...] VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPEAN FILM AND WIN A TRIP TO THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS IN RIGA! EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY OPENS VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014 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 spotl [...] European Film Academy Nominates THE SUICIDE SHOP, UPSIDEdown and THE ZIGZAG KID Children Juries in Eight European Cities will Elect Winner of EFA Young Audience Award The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2013 THE SUICIDE SHOP by Patrice Leconte (France, Belgium & Canada) UPSIDEdown by Bernd Sahling (Germany) THE ZIGZAG KID by Vincent Bal (the Netherlands). The nominations were chosen by [...] European Film Awards 2014 go to Riga Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014, will be the host of the 27th European Film Awards next year. Berlin, 21 February 2013 Taking place in Berlin, seat of the European Film Academy (EFA), every second year, in the other years the ceremony travels. EFA Director Marion Döring says, “as a truly European event, this is the only awards ceremony that travels and it is always great to bring the awar [...] The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: THE WINNERS The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Malta the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Micha [...] The European Film Awards Silver Jubilee Berlin, 22 November 2012 Only nine more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 25th European Film Awards in Malta. The venue for this year’s Silver Jubilee edition of the awards ceremony, traditionally opened by the President [...] "I felt people believed in the project from the beginning" Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Mads Matthiesen on his film TEDDY BEAR Can you tell us in a few words what your film TEDDY BEAR is about and what makes it unique? Mads Matthiesen: The film tells the story of 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis and his attempt to break free from a controlling mother in a wish to find a girl in his life. When Dennis’ uncle returns from Thai [...] "I LOVE THE CREATION OF A WORLD THAT DOES NOT YET EXIST" Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Boudewijn Koole on his film KAUWBOY How difficult was it to get your film KAUWBOY financed and produced? I had been writing for some five years before I gave a synopsis to a producer. After that the financing went through a Dutch talent development project in which three funds co-operate together, Netherlands Filmfund, Mediafund and C [...] The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Nominations Seville, 3 November At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 25th European Film Awards. Leading the field is AMOUR , Michael Haneke’s moving French language kammerspiel about an elderly couple with six nominations, including film, directing [...] "THE ONLY THING TO RELY ON IS INTUITION" Interview with EFA Animated Feature Film Nominee Tomáš Luňák on his film ALOIS NEBEL What is your film ALOIS NEBEL about and what was the initial motivation / idea? Tomáš Luňák: In the beginning there was the graphic novel by Jaroslav Rudis and Jaromir 99, then the producer Pavel Strnad came with the idea and his offer to adapt it into a film. As a debuting director, I was a [...] 12.03.2012 "It's the first time I truly feel European" Interview with Bernardo Bertolucci, recipient of the EFA Lifetime Achievement Award You made your first film LA COMMARE SECCA in 1962, exactly 50 years ago. Looking back at your career, what comes to your mind? Bernardo Bertolucci: I hadn’t thought of it until now, thanks a lot for reminding me of my age! [laughs] I don’t look back or ahead. It feels like I have done my first f [...] EFA honours Bernardo Bertolucci with Lifetime Achievement Award Berlin, 9 October 2012 In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pride in presenting Bernardo Bertolucci with the Lifetime Achievement Award. BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI began his career as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on [...] HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress Berlin, 25 September 2012 The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring lov [...] THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012 Berlin, 11 September 2012 As the European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH just announced in Berlin, there are 47 films in this year’s EFA Selection, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012. With 31 countries represented, from A(ustria) to U(nited Kin [...]