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
110 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ronny Trocker
PRODUCED BY Paul Zischler & Susanne Mann

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