Press Releases

Clemency for Keywan Karimi

13 Mai 2016

Keywan Karimi is a 30-year-old Iranian filmmaker who has been sentenced by Iranian authorities to six years in jail and 223 lashes. His crime: practicing his profession as a filmmaker and showing the unofficial face of Iranian society.A graduate from the University of Tehran, Keywan Karimi has studied communication and social sciences and participated in film directing....[...]


MISS IMPOSSIBLE Wins Young Audience Award

08 Mai 2016

Young Juries in 25 European Countries Elect French Film by Émilie Deleuze [...]


NEW Award for Hair & Make-up And Changed Submission Deadline

31 März 2016

European Film Academy introduces new category for the European Film Awards This year’s 29th European Film Awards will see the launch of a new award category: EUROPEAN HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST. The move has been decided by the board of the European Film Academy (EFA) at its latest meeting in Berlin “to highlight the importance of hair and make-up artists in the creative....[...]


5th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 30 Countries

14 März 2016

Young Juries Across Europe Screen Nominees GIRLS LOST, MISS IMPOSSIBLE and RAUF  The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2016:  GIRLS LOSTPOJKARNAWRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alexandra-Therese KeiningPRODUCED BY: Helena & Olle WirenhedSwedenThree teenaged girls discover a mysterious drug....[...]


EFA Joins Protest Against Polish Public Broadcaster's Attack on Award-Winning IDA

02 März 2016

The Board of the European Film Academy supports the Polish Directors' Guild and over 90 Polish film journalists in their protest against the treatment of multiple EFA-winner IDA by Poland's public broadcaster TVP.  Pawel Pawlikowski's film, which won the awards for European Film, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer and the People's Choice Award at the 2014 European....[...]