Five Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards 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 Member Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), EFA Member Mihai Chirilov (Romania), and Isabelle Danel (France), Robbie Eskiel (Greece) and Michael Pattison (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. 

Nominated are:

BLOODY MILK
PETIT PAYSAN

France
90 min
DIRECTED BY Hubert Charuel
WRITTEN BY Claude Le Pape & Hubert Charuel
PRODUCED BY Stephanie Bermann & Alexis Dulguerian

GODLESS
БЕЗБОГ (BEZBOG)

Bulgaria, Denmark, France
99 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ralitza Petrova
PRODUCED BY Rossitsa Valkanova, Eva Jakobsen & Laurence Clerc

LADY MACBETH
UK
89 min
DIRECTED BY William Oldroyd
WRITTEN BY Alice Birch
PRODUCED BY Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

SUMMER 1993
ESTIU 1993
Spain
96 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Carla Simón
PRODUCED BY Valérie Delpierre, Stefan Schmitz & Maria Zamora

THE EREMITES
DIE EINSIEDLER

Germany, Austria
110 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ronny Trocker
PRODUCED BY Paul Zischler, Susanne Mann, Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 December, in Berlin. 

Berlin, 19 October 2017