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30th European Film Awards: The Winners

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

Voting Sheet

Who will take home the big prizes on Saturday? Download and print your voting sheet with all the nominees and make your predictions before the ceremony.
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An Ode to the Complexity of Life

Guido Hendrikx, director of STRANGER IN PARADISE, nominated for European Documentary, talks about his approach and challenges and the ambivalence of the main protagonist.
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Our only option was to follow our gut instinct

Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, directors of KING OF THE BELGIANS, nominated for European Comedy, talk about their collaboration and the challenges of making a comedy that resonates with European audiences.
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The 30th European Film Awards: Guests And Presenters

Only four more days before European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather to celebrate European cinema at its finest at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin!
On this special occasion the ceremony will, of course, celebrate this year's films and achievements but it will also shed a special light on some of the films and people that have accompanied the EFAs throughout the past 30 years.
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We wanted to bring Vincent van Gogh's work to life

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, directors of LOVING VINCENT, nominated for European Animated Feature, talk about their collaboration and the challenges of making the first ever fully painted animation feature.
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A style as pure and simple as possible

Jean-François Laguionie, director of the Animated Feature nominee LOUISE BY THE SHORE, talks about challenges and influences in our exclusive interview

Good comedies are always based on serious subjects

Simon Verhoeven, director of WELCOME TO GERMANY, nominated for European Comedy, talks about reinventing his family comedy with the refugee crisis, finding the right tone and staying truthful to the subject.
Read our exclusive interview here 

Flexibility and Openess

Lucija Stojevic, director of LA CHANA, nominated for European Documentary, talks about what attracted her to the story of the Flamenco dancer, how she built the film "layer by layer" and her thoughts on the state of documentary filmmaking in Europe.
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An Honest Portrayal of Life

Roger Mainwood, director of ETHEL & ERNEST, talks about the challenge of adapting an autobiographical work and how he aimed to reproduce the look of Raymond Briggs' graphic novel while bringing a cinematic dimension to the story telling.
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Festival Eye: Thessaloniki

What's happening in current Greek Cinema, how do the films reflect the crisis and who are the new voices?
Check out the report from the 58th Thessaloniki Film Festival

European Co-production Award for Cedomir Kolar

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 the producer Cedomir Kolar.
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Jury Unveils First Seven EFA Winners

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 & make-up, composer and sound design.
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At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 30th 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 9 December in Berlin.
check out the nominations here

Four Animation Films and Four Comedies Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy proudly announces the four nominations for the award categories EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2017 and EUROPEAN COMEDY 2017.
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Five Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2017 – 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.
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Five Films Nominated for European University Film Award (EUFA)

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.
Check out the nominations here!Save

15 Shorts Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

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.
Check out the nominations here

Honorary Award for Julie Delpy

In recognition of a rich and diverse career in front of and behind the camera, Julie Delpy will receive the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA.
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Vote for EFA People's Choice Award 2017 Opens

Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. Film fans can cast their vote and win a trip to the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin/Germany!
Check out the nominated films and cast your vote here!

51 Feature Films Selected for European Film Awards

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 51 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2017! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.
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15 Documentaries Selected for European Film Awards

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. Check out the documentaries

EFA Honours Aleksandr Sokurov

On the occasion of this year's 30th European Film Awards and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Aleksandr Sokurov with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding work in the field of directing, dramaturgy and cinematography.
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