Press Releases

15 Documentaries Selected

14 August 2017

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 recommended to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition.....[...]

EFA Membership Campaign For Young Filmmakers

04 Juli 2017

Ken Loach and Małgorzata Szumowska Act As Patrons At the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the European Film Academy (EFA) has launched a campaign to invite young filmmakers to become voting members of the EFA. „We want to encourage our young colleagues to actively take part in our Academy community and activities. We need their inspiration and expertise to bring....[...]

EFA Honours Aleksandr Sokurov

05 Juni 2017

On the occasion of this year's 30th European Film Awards (EFAs) and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Aleksandr Sokurov with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding work in the field of directing, dramaturgy and cinematography.Having first graduated in History, Aleksandr Sokurov....[...]

GOODBYE BERLIN WINS EFA Young Audience Award 2017

07 Mai 2017

Young Juries in 31 European Countries Elect German film by Fatih Akin  In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in AUSTRIA: St. Pölten & ViennaBELGIUM: BrusselsBOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: SarajevoBULGARIA: SofiaCROATIA: ZagrebCZECH REPUBLIC: PragueDENMARK: AalborgESTONIA: TallinnFINLAND: HelsinkiGERMANY: Berlin & ErfurtGREECE: AthensHUNGARY: BudapestISRAEL: Tel....[...]

EFA Adds Seville’s Plaza de España to Treasures of European Film Culture

22 März 2017

The European Film Academy awards the Plaza de España in Seville the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”.  Originally designed and built as the main symbol for and most ambitious project of the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition world’s fair, Plaza de España is one of Seville's most iconic locations.  Plaza de España (picture: Fernando Ruso, Ayuntamiento de....[...]