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EFA Mourns Goran Paskaljevic

European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Goran Paskaljevic. Born in Belgrade, Goran Paskaljevic studied at the famous FAMU film school in Prague and became one of the most prominent names in Yugoslavian cinema. Throughout his career, his documentaries and feature films screened at international festivals, earning him....


Drama Short Film Candidate: FAVOURITES

The European Film Academy and the Drama International Short Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Drama International Short Film FestivalFAVOURITESFAVORITENAustria/Germany, fiction, 18 min WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Martin MonkPRODUCED BY Michaela Finis After falling out with her mother, rebellious Sofia hitchhikes southwards in search of the father she never....


EFA Feature Film Selection Complete with Six Further Titles

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions take great pleasure in announcing the six titles of the second part of this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection. Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the EFA Feature Film Selection 2020 was announced in two steps: 32 Films were already announced in August, with the six titles added today, the list is now complete.....


Urgent Call for the Release of Hajooj Kuka

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 Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release filmmaker Hajooj Kuka and the four artists imprisoned with....


Hamburg Short Film Candidate: GENIUS LOCI

The European Film Academy and the Shortfilm Festival Hamburg congratulate: Candidate of Shortfilm Festival HamburgGENIUS LOCIFrance, animation, 16 min DIRECTED BY Adrien MérigeauWRITTEN BY Adrien Mérigeau & Nicolas PleskofPRODUCED BY Amaury Ovise Genius loci - the spirit of the place, the protective spirit. So says Roman mythology. Reine's young spirit is restless,....


Venice Short Film Candidate: THE SHIFT

The European Film Academy and the Venice Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Venice Film FestivalTHE SHIFTUK/Portugal, fiction, 9 min WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Laura Carreira Anna, an agency worker, takes her dog for a morning walk before doing her shopping. Searching through the discounted items, Anna wanders through the supermarket trying to find the....


Call for the Immediate Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

The European Film Academy and the Berlin International Film Festival call for the immediate and unconditional release of writer, human rights lawyer, and activist Nasrin SotoudehShe is the last passenger in Jafar Panahi’s TAXI TEHERAN, winner of the Golden Bear, where she openly talks about her commitment to political prisoners and takes the audience by storm with her....


EFA Mourns Jiří Menzel

European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Jiří Menzel. Born in Prague, the actor and director studied at the famous FAMU film school and became one of the main figures in the Czech Nouvelle Vague.He shot to international recognition in 1968 when first feature film, CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS, won the foreign-language Oscar.In....


EFA Supports the Students and Senate of the Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts

We deplore the fact that the University Senate has been deprived of its decision-making power and that the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest has essentially lost its academic autonomy. We fully support the students and the Senate of the University in their decision to not recognise the legitimacy of the new Board. The art of cinema can only breathe in an....


Motovun Short Film Candidate: TO THE DUSTY SEA

The European Film Academy and the Odense International Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Motovun Film FestivalTO THE DUSTY SEAÀ la mer poussièreFrance, animation, 12 min WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Héloïse Ferlay Left to their own devices in the middle of summer, Malo and Zoe are trying with all their might to attract their mother’s elusive attention. TO THE DUSTY....

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European Short Film Candidates on Tour

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