How to join

Voting members of the European Film Academy are European film professionals whose work is recognised in Europe, who declare their willingness to actively support the aims of the Academy and to participate in the Academy’s training and promotional activities.

At present, EFA embraces 3,800 European film professionals - actors, actresses, casting directors, cinematographers, composers, costume designers, film critics and journalists, directors, distributors, editors, exhibitors, festival directors, hair & make-up artists, international sales agents, producers, production designers, screenwriters, sound designers, talent agents, and visual effects supervisors.

If you wish to join the EFA, please find the membership criteria below and complete the EFA Membership application form. The annual EFA Membership fee amounts to EUR 225  / Young Membership fee EUR 100.

Should you have any questions concerning EFA Membership, please contact the EFA Secretariat for more information.

Membership Criteria - How to Apply:

  • Applicants must have received opening credits for their work on at least three feature-length (70+ minutes) cinema productions (fiction, documentary or animation).
  • All applications have to be supported by two EFA Members in writing.
  • EFA Nominees and winners are automatically invited to join the European Film Academy.
  • Please write to us if you are a nominee or winner of European national film awards and wish to join.
  • The EFA Board will decide on an individual basis on all non-creative and/or institutional applications.

If you are under 36:
Young Membership Criteria - How to Apply:

  • Applicants must be under 36 years of age and have received opening credits for their work on at least one feature-length (70+ minutes) cinema production (fiction, documentary or animation) and this film must have had an official  screening  in  a  regular,  international  section  of  a  competitive  FIAPF-accredited  European  film  festival  or  been nominated by a national film academy.
  • All applications have to be supported by one EFA Member in writing.
  • The EFA Board will decide on an individual basis on all non-creative and/or institutional applications.

Application Form

Please complete the EFA Membership application form OR EFA Young membership application form and send it to:

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
Kurfürstendamm 225
10719 Berlin
Germany
tel +49 - 30 - 887 167 - 0
fax +49 - 30 - 887 167 - 77

E-Mail: efa[at]europeanfilmacademy.org