EFAs 2021: Call for Submissions

SUBMISSION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021 IS NOW OPEN:

FEATURE FILMS participating in the European Film Awards 2021 must be European* feature-length fiction films intended for theatrical release which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021. The EFA Board reserves the right to invite and include outstanding films which premiered between 1 January 2020 and 31 May 2020 without any further distribution due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as outstanding films which premiered between June 2021 and September 2021.

The films must have a director who was born in Europe or holds a European* passport.

In order to be eligible, the film has to fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

- To have been awarded at major festivals
- To have received acclaim at international festivals
- To have been theatrically released in at least three countries or sold for such release

DOCUMENTARY FILMS  taken into consideration must have been produced or co-produced in at least one European* country and have a minimum length of 70 minutes. The films must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021. The EFA Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases.

In order to be eligible, the film has to fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

- To have been awarded at major festivals
- To have received acclaim at international festivals
- To have been theatrically released or sold for such release in at least three countries.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS taken into consideration must have been produced or co-produced in at least one European* country and have a minimum length of 60 minutes. Eligible films must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. The EFA Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases.

Submission deadline is 31 May 2021.

For further information and the full regulations please refer to the EFA Website.

If you would like to submit a film, please contact submission

* European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means geographical Europe, both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian.