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29-11-2020  

PÖFF Short Film Candidate: PRECIOUS

The European Film Academy and the Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF Shorts congratulate: Candidate of Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF ShortsPRECIOUSFrance, animation, 14 minDIRECTED BY Paul Mas Julie can't fit into her school. The arrival of Emile, an autistic child, will change the game.           Jury Commentary:....

19-11-2020  

Supporting the Side By Side LGBT Film Festival in Russia

The European Film Academy protests against the arbitrary raid of the Russian Side by Side LGBT Film Festival and supports the festival and its organisers. Last week, the opening of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was raided by an army of heavy-handed police officers, who evacuated the premises and blocked entrances and nearby streets.....

13-11-2020  

Cork Short Film Candidate: BLUE FEAR

The European Film Academy and the Cork International Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Cork International Film FestivalBLUE FEARFrance, animation, 10 min DIRECTED BY Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand WRITTEN BY Lola Halifa-Legrand PRODUCED BY Emmanuel-Alain Raynal & Pierre Baussaron A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents....

12-11-2020  

Supporting the Slovenian Film Community

European organizations support Slovenian film community facing disastrous governmental pressure as public film funding is blocked Our organisations, representing authors, screenwriters, directors, actors, crew, producers and members of the film community across Europe, join in support of the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds against the effective shutdown of its....

10-11-2020  

Nominations for the European Film Awards 2020

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions, in a virtual event presented jointly with the Seville European Film Festival, proudly announce the nominations for the 33rd European Film Awards. Antonio Muñoz, Delegate for Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism for Seville City Council, EFA Chairman Mike Downey and Jose Luis Cienfuegos, Director of the Sevilla European Film....

08-11-2020  

Winterthur Short Film Candidate: DUSTIN

The European Film Academy and the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur congratulate: Candidate of Winterthur Internationale KurzfilmtageDUSTINFrance, fiction, 20 min WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Naïla GuiguetPRODUCED BY Jean-Etienne Brat & Lou Chicoteau In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young....

04-11-2020  

Virtual European Film Awards 2020 Will Be Celebrated Over Five Nights

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic the 33rd European Film Awards will take place as a series of virtual events produced from the European Film Academy’s seat Berlin without an audience in the room. Every evening will see a livestream of “The EFAs at Eight”, celebrating the nominees and winners of the various categories of the 2020 European Film Awards.The EFAs at Eight....

01-11-2020  

EFA Mourns Sean Connery

European cinema has lost a great actor and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Sir Sean Connery. He has not only famously embodied the world's best known secret agent, but has created some of cinema's most unforgettable characters in such films as MARNIE by Alfred Hitchcock, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Sidney Lumet, THE WIND AND THE LION by John Milius and....

31-10-2020  

Valladolid Short Film Candidate:THE MARTYR

The European Film Academy and the Valladolid International Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Valladolid International Film FestivalTHE MARTYREL MÁRTIRSpain, fiction, 18 min WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Fernando PomaresPRODUCED BY Alèxia Bas Anglès Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a Western country. Their sister narrates this journey where....

28-10-2020  

Renewed Call for the Immediate Release of Moataz Abdelwahab

Instead of being released, the film producer Moataz Abdelwahab has again been imprisoned. We, 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, are very worried about his health and detention conditions and call on the....

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