15 Documentaries Selected

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.
Ten documentary festivals have suggested to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network EDN, these festivals are:

Cinéma du Réel (France)
CPH:DOX (Denmark)
Doclisboa (Portugal)
DOK Leipzig (Germany)
IDFA (Netherlands)
Ji.hlava (Czech Republic)
Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
Visions du Réel (Switzerland)

Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, consisting of EFA Board Member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), festival programmers Marek Hovorka (Czech Republic) and Elena Subirà i Roca (Spain), producer Nik Powell (UK) and commissioning editor Sari Volanen (Finland) decided on the EFA Documentary Selection.
EFA Members will now vote for five documentary nominations. Based on these nominations, the EFA Members will then elect the ‘European Documentary 2018’ which will be announced during the awards ceremony on 15 December in Seville.

For more information on the films and a complete list of the award categories

EFA DOCUMENTARY SELECTION 2018

A WOMAN CAPTURED
Hungary, Germany
DIRECTED BY Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
PRODUCED BY Julianna Ugrin & Viki Réka Kiss

BERGMAN – A YEAR IN A LIFE
BERGMAN - ETT ÅR ETT LIV

Sweden, Norway
DIRECTED BY Jane Magnusson
PRODUCED BY Cecilia Nesen, Fredrik Heinig & Mattias Nohrborg

END OF LIFE
Greece, USA
DIRECTED BY Paweł Wojtasik & John Bruce
PRODUCED BY Athina Tsangari & John Bruce

METEORS
METEORLAR

Netherlands, Turkey
DIRECTED BY Gürcan Keltek
PRODUCED BY Arda Çiltepe, Marc Van Goethem & Burak Çevik

OF FATHERS AND SONS
Germany, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar
DIRECTED BY Talal Derki
PRODUCED BY Tobias Siebert, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme & Hans Robert Eisenhauer

SAMOUNI ROAD
Italy, France
DIRECTED BY Stefano Savona
PRODUCED BY Marco Alessi, Penelope Bortoluzzi & Cécile  Lestrade

SRBENKA
Croatia
DIRECTED BY Nebojša Slijepčević
PRODUCED BY Vanja Jambrović

TARZAN'S TESTICLES
OUĂLE LUI TARZAN

Romania, France
DIRECTED BY Alexandru Solomon
PRODUCED BY Ada Solomon, Cedric Bonin & Pascaline Geoffroy

THE DEAD NATION
ȚARA MOARTĂ

Romania
DIRECTED BY Radu Jude
PRODUCED BY Ada Solomon

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS
Denmark, Finland, Sweden
DIRECTED BY Simon Lereng  Wilmont
PRODUCED BY Monica Hellström, Tobias Janson & Sami Jahnukainen

THE LUST FOR POWER
MEČIAR

Slovakia, Czech Republic
DIRECTED BY Tereza Nvotová
PRODUCED BY Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, Tereza Polachová, Kateřina Černá & Pavel Strnad

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING
DRUGA STRANA SVEGA

Serbia, France
DIRECTED BY Mila Turajlic
PRODUCED BY Mila Turajlic & Carine Chichkowsky

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL
AL OTRO LADO DEL MURO

Spain, Mexico
DIRECTED BY Pau Ortiz
PRODUCED BY María Nova López

THE POETESS
Germany, United Arab Emirates
DIRECTED BY Stefanie Brockhaus & Andreas Wolff
PRODUCED BY Andreas Wolff

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Spain, USA
DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

 

Berlin, 15 August 2018

EFA PATRONS 2018: CATALAN INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL COMPANIES FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF CATALONIA * CENTRE DU CINEMA OF THE FEDERATION WALLONIA BRUSSELS * CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINEMA ET DE L'IMAGE ANIMEE (CNC) * DANISH FILM INSTITUTE * EURIMAGES *FILM FINANCE SCANDINAVIA AB * FILM FUND LUXEMBOURG * FILM I VÄST * FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION * FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF) * ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE * INSTITUTO DO CINEMA E DO AUDIOVISUAL (ICA) * IRISH FILM BOARD * ISTITUTO LUCE-CINECITTA S.R.L. * KOSOVO CINEMATOGRAPHY CENTER * LITHUANIAN FILM CENTRE * LUX FILM PRIZE * MACEDONIAN FILM AGENCY * MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE OF CYPRUS (CULTURAL SERVICES) * NETHERLANDS FILM FUND * POLISH FILM INSTITUTE * SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL, A PROJECT OF ICAS, ORGANISED BY SEVILLE CITY COUNCIL * SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE * SWISS FILMS *