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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....

15-03-2021  

Tampere Short Film Candidate: MISSION:HEBRON

The European Film Academy and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Tampere Film Festival MISSION: HEBRONIsrael, documentary, 23 minDIRECTED BY Rona Segal In Israel, Soldiers are recruited at the age of 18. A couple of months later, they are already in charge of Palestinian civil life, in almost every aspect. They’re missions might include breaking into....

10-03-2021  

Three Films Nominated for EFA Young Audience Award 2021

Partners in 38 Countries Participate in Hybrid Event Even in difficult times like these, with cinemas closed in many countries, the EFA Young Audience Award invites 12-14-year-olds across Europe to join the international jury, watch three nominated films and vote for the winner of the Young Audience Award 2021. The European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions proudly....

04-03-2021  

Berlin Short Film Candidate: EASTER EGGS

The European Film Academy and the Berlin International Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Berlin International Film Festival EASTER EGGSBelgium/France/Netherlands, animation, 15 minDIRECTED BY Nicolas Keppens Picture: Animal Tank, Miyu Productions, Ka-Ching Cartoons Jason dreams of having his own mountain bike. If he could find the splendid parrots that recently....

09-02-2021  

EFA Mourns Jean-Claude Carrière

European cinema has lost a great screenwriter and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Jean-Claude Carrière. The French novelist, screenwriter, and actor started out writing short novels based on the films of Jacques Tati. Through Tati he met Pierre Étaix with whom he made several films, among them the short HAPPY ANNNIVERSARY (1962) which won them an Oscar.....

08-02-2021  

Rotterdam Short Film Candidate: FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS

The European Film Academy and the International Film Festival Rotterdam congratulate: Candidate of International Film Festival RotterdamFLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATSItaly, experimental, 9 minDIRECTED BY Eva Giolo Filmed in 16mm just after the lockdown caused by COVID-19, FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS is an intimate, poetic portrait of the fragile balances that....

07-02-2021  

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Candidate: BEYOND IS THE DAY

The European Film Academy and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival congratulate: Candidate of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film FestivalBEYOND IS THE DAYDALEJ JEST DZIEŃPoland, fiction, 25 minDIRECTED BY Damian Kocur Black and white photographs, amateurs in leading parts and the small realism of Poland’s provinces: Paweł is a single man who works....

25-01-2021  

Open Letter to European Union

Dear Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,In reference to the open letter on the human rights crisis in Egypt which was issued by Human Rights Watch and signed by an impressive group of human rights organisations, we, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR), hereby express our full support of this letter and the demands it includes. As an organization....

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