Five Debut Films Nominated

At the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually in co-operation with the international federation of film critics to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany) and Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), filmmaker and 2015 nominee Tom Sommerlatte (Germany), expert Mihai Chirilov (Cluj FF, Romania), and FIPRESCI representatives Isabelle Danel (France), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Poland), and Neil Young (UK). On invitation by the festival, the committee met in Oldenburg and decided on the following nominations.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2016 – Prix FIPRESCI: NOMINATIONS

DOGS
CAINI
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Bogdan Mirica
PRODUCED BY: Elie Meirovitz & Marcela Ursu
France / Romania / Bulgaria / Qatar, 104 min.

LIEBMANN
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jules Herrmann 
PRODUCED BY: Torsten Reglin, Roswitha Ester & Jules Herrmann
Germany, 82 min. 

SAND STORM
סופת חול (SUFAT CHOL)    
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Elite Zexer 
PRODUCED BY: Haim Mecklberg & Estee Yacov-Mecklberg
Israel, 87 min.

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI
HYMYILEVÄ MIES
WRITTEN BY: Mikko Myllylahti & Juho Kuosmanen
DIRECTED BY: Juho Kuosmanen
PRODUCED BY: Jussi Rantamäki
Finland / Germany / Sweden, 94 min.

THIRST
JAJDA
DIRECTED BY: Svetla Tsotsorkova
WRITTEN BY: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova & Ventsislav Vasilev
PRODUCED BY: Nadejda Koseva & Svetla Tsotsorkova
Bulgaria, 90 min.

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees. The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Discovery 2016 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 10 December, in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016. Streamed live on  - streamed live on www.europeanfilmawards.eu.

Berlin, 19 September 2016