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20-07-2021  

Cannes Short Film Candidate: DISPLACED

The European Film Academy and the Festival de Cannes congratulate: Candidate of Festival de CannesDISPLACEDPA VENDKosovo, documentary/fiction, 15 minDIRECTED BY Samir Karahoda In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another carrying with them the only possession of the club:....

30-06-2021  

Key European Film Organisations Join Forces in New Anti-Racism Task Force

In the Summer of 2020, a group of European film industry professionals gathered to form ARTEF, the Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film.  Engaging over thirty organisations, our first step was an awareness training programme lead by Dr Emilia Roig, trainer, author, and founder of the Centre for Intersectional Justice in Berlin. The workshop encounters lasted....

12-06-2021  

European Film Academy Chairman Honoured

EFA Chairman Mike Downey, the London/Dublin-based film producer, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, officially published today in the London Gazette. picture: EFA/Getty Images Downey, who has been a member of EFA since 2000 and a member of the board for nigh on two decades has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in....

09-06-2021  

Urgent Call for the Release of Myanmar filmmaker Ma Aeint

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR*) and its founding institutions, the European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam, together with the undersigning, call for the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release filmmaker Ma Aeint. Ma Aeint was a producer and co-writer....

09-06-2021  

COLLECTIVE Wins LUX Audience Award 2021

The European public and the members of the European Parliament have voted COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau the winner of the first LUX Audience Award After a European tour, including virtual screenings and a live Q&A with the filmmakers, and the LUX Audience Week (10-16 May) presenting the nominated films online, the votes of both the European public and the Member of the....

07-06-2021  

Hamburg Short Film Candidate: MINNEN

The European Film Academy and the Hamburg Short Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Hamburg Short Film FestivalMINNENSweden, documentary, 14 minDIRECTED BY Kristin Johannessen And what remains? In MINNEN, filmmaker Kristin Johannessen describes what it’s like to live with mental illness in a very personal documentary. She remembers her loneliness and fear. An....

06-06-2021  

Krakow Short Film Candidate: HIDE

The European Film Academy and the Krakow Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Krakow Film FestivalHIDEHungary/France/Canada, animation, 11 minDIRECTED BY Daniel Gray One, two, three – let’s play hide-and-seek! What if you hid so well that no one would ever find you? One of the brothers comes up with such an idea during a hide-and-seek at home. Closed in a wardrobe, he....

02-06-2021  

Vienna Short Film Candidate: BELLA

The European Film Academy and the VIENNA SHORTS – International Short Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Vienna Shorts – International Short Film FestivalBELLAGreece, 24 minDIRECTED BY Thelyia Petraki Just before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, at the end of the Cold War. Everything is changing in front of Anthi’s eyes and Christos seems to be changing too. BELLA....

20-05-2021  

EFA Adds 007 ELEMENTS to Treasures of European Film Culture

The European Film Academy awards the James Bond installation in Austria the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”.  Located 3,040 metres above sea level on the mountain peak of Gaislachkogl, 007 ELEMENTS is a cinematic installation dedicated to the world of James Bond. The installation focusses on SPECTRE, which was shot in Sölden but also features other titles in....

10-05-2021  

Vote for the Winner of the LUX Audience Award

Film Fans Across Europe Can Watch And Vote – Until Vote Closes on 23 May With two more weeks to vote, the 2021 LUX Audience Award continues its European tour, including virtual screenings and a live Q&A with the filmmakers. The LUX Audience Week (10-16 May) now presents the nominated films online: ANOTHER ROUND by Thomas....

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