Press Releases

Let's Go Vote!

21 Mai 2019

European filmmakers launch a manifesto stressing the importance of voting in the upcoming European elections. This manifesto is signed by 500 personalities from the cinema world, including Jacques Audiard, Julie Bertuccelli, Susanne Bier, Costa-Gavras, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Julie Delpy, Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Frears, Valeria Golino, Miguel Gomes, Agnieszka Holland,....[...]

EFA Honours Werner Herzog

13 Mai 2019

On the occasion of this year's 32nd 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 Werner Herzog with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding body of work. Born in Munich in 1942, Werner Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age....[...]


06 Mai 2019

Young Juries in 34 Countries Elect FIGHT GIRL by Johan Timmers In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in 55 cities across Europe and beyond have elected FIGHT GIRL as the winner of the EFA Young Audience Award 2019. Moderator Ivana Noa, winning director Johan Timmers and EFA Director Marion Döring (picture: Carlo Bansini) Having watched the three nominated films, 2,800....[...]

New Regulations for European Film Awards

09 April 2019

The European Film Academy has changed the selection procedure for feature and documentary films running for the European Film Awards. The EFA Board decided to introduce some modifications which will reduce the amount of selected films, make the selection procedure more democratic and treat all countries equally. There is no longer a national vote to include one national....[...]

The European Film Awards 2020 Go to Reykjavík

28 Februar 2019

The European Film Awards will be held in the Icelandic capital in December 2020. This was announced today by the European Film Academy, the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government. The ceremony will take place in the Harpa Conference and Concert Hall, together with various side events in connection with European film production. Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and....[...]

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