At the Filmfest Hamburg, the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA) have been announced. Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. Based on the lists of 51 feature films and 15 documentaries from the EFA Selections 2017 a committee consisting of Fabian Gasmia (producer / Germany), Juho Kuosmanen (director / Finland), Elli Mastorou (journalist / Belgium/Greece) and Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University / Sweden) has decided on the following nominations:
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
PRODUCED BY Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst & Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
DIRECTED BY Fien Troch
WRITTEN BY Fien Troch & Nico Leunen
PRODUCED BY Antonino Lombardo
Russia, Belgium, Germany, France
DIRECTED BY Andrey Zvyagintsev
WRITTEN BY Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev
PRODUCED BY Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov & Gleb Fetisov
|THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE|
TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Aki Kaurismäki
|THE WAR SHOW|
Denmark, Syria, Finland
DIRECTED BY Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon
PRODUCED BY Miriam Nørgaard & Alaa Hassan
The nominated films will be viewed and discussed in 21 universities in 21 countries and each institution will select its favourite film. In early December, one student representative from each university will attend a two-day deliberation meeting to decide on the overall winner. The announcement of the winning film will then take place in the week of the European Film Awards (9 December in Berlin).
The aim of this initiative by the European Film Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg is to involve a younger audience, to spread the “European idea” and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students. It shall also support film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating.
The initiative is supported by the Körber Foundation (www.koerber-stiftung.de) and the Joachim Hertz Foundation and is realised in co-operation with NECS–European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (www.necs.org).