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10-05-2021  

LUX Audience Week Presents Nominated Films Online

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....

26-04-2021  

THE CROSSING Wins EFA Young Audience Award 2021

3,600 Young Jurors From 38 Countries Elect Norwegian Film by Johanne Helgeland YAA 2021 for THE CROSSING: Director Johanne Helgeland, actress Anna Sofie Skarholt and actor Samson Steine Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the originally planned theatre screenings had to be cancelled in almost all participating countries. The 12-14-year-old jury members watched the three....

21-04-2021  

Young Film Fans Want to Watch More European Films

European Film Academy unites 80 young film lovers in Young Audience Summit Young people have a great appetite for watching more European films. That is what 80 participating 12-16-year-olds from 25 European countries expressed unanimously at the EFA Young Audience Summit on 17 April. However, 64% say that they do not find it easy to get access to European films. Initiated....

20-04-2021  

EFAs 2021: Call for Submissions

SUBMISSION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021 IS NOW OPEN: FEATURE FILMS participating in the European Film Awards 2021 must be European* feature-length fiction films intended for theatrical release which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021. The EFA Board reserves the right....

19-04-2021  

Nijmegen Short Film Candidate: THE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE

The European Film Academy and the Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen congratulate: Candidate of Go Short – International Short Film Festival NijmegenTHE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE DER NATÜRLICHE TOD DER MAUS           Germany, animation, 21 minDIRECTED BY Katharina Huber How to be good? Or how to live a....

16-04-2021  

In Solidarity with Artists And Cultural Actors in Myanmar

On 1 February 2021, Myanmar military forces, also known as Tatmadaw, declared a state of emergency and seized power in Myanmar through a coup d’état. They detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the National League for Democracy, and handed all executive, judicial and legislative powers to the head of the Tatmadaw. The following months have witnessed a....

14-04-2021  

Release Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska!

In an open letter, the global film community expresses concern over Hatsura-Yavorska's arrest, along with that of other Belarusian human rights defenders.The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, Human Rights Film Network and film festivals from around the world joined a global call for the release of Belarusian cultural activist and human rights defender Tatsiana....

26-03-2021  

EFA Mourns Bertrand Tavernier

European cinema has lost a great director and screenwriter and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Bertrand Tavernier The French director and screenwriter Bertrand Tavernier has been making films for over 50 years. With his first feature, THE WATCHMAKER OF ST. PAUL, he won the Berlinale's Silver Bear in 1974. This was followed in 1976 with LET JOY REIGN....

18-03-2021  

European Film & the Next Generation

EFA Young Audience Summit Unites Young Cinephiles to Explore how European film can “bring us all together” Just before this year's EFA Young Audience Award (YAA) once again presents three nominated films to 12-to-14-year-olds across the continent, the focus at the EFA Young Audience Summit on 17 April goes beyond this annual event: Created with and co-hosted by a group of....

17-03-2021  

Release Pussy Riot Members Maria “Masha” Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn!

Pussy Riot members Maria “Masha” Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn will appear in court this week on charges related to their peaceful activism. PEN America and the European Film Academy call for their immediate and unconditional release. Alekhina and Shteyn, founding members of the Russian feminist artists collective Pussy Riot, are charged with “inciting violations of sanitary....

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