Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites more than 3,500 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture.



EFA Honours Werner Herzog

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....



Young Juries in 34 Countries Elect FIGHT GIRL by Johan Timmers


New Regulations for European Film Awards

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....


Nijmegen Selects HARD ON

The European Film Academy and the Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen congratulate: Nijmegen Short Film CandidateHARD ONby Joanna RytelSweden, experimental, 19 min The film was selected by the festival's European Comepetition Jury consisting of  Jonathan Schwenk (Germany), Lisa Ogdie (USA), Jasmijn Schrofer (Netherlands), Polina Medvedeva....


EFA Mourns Agnès Varda

European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Agnès Varda Born in Belgium, Agnès Varda was a unique and important voice in French and European cinema. She won virtually every award there is, among them a Silver Bear in Berlin for HAPPINESS (Le Bonheur, 1965), a Golden Lion in Venice for VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi, 1985),....



The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate: Tampere Short Film Candidate CADOUL DE CRACIUNTHE CHRISTMAS GIFTby Bogdan MuresanuRomania, fiction, 20 min   On the 20th of December 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a....


EFAs 2020 Go to Reykjavík!

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....


Eighth YAA With record 55 Cities in 34 Countries

Young juries across Europe will watch nominated films FIGHT GIRL, LOS BANDO and OLD BOYS – all of which will then be available as VOD for the general public The European Film Academy (EFA) proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2019: FIGHT GIRLVECHTMEISJE DIRECTED BY: Johan TimmersWRITTEN BY: Barbara JurgensPRODUCED BY: Ineke....


European Short Film Candidate from Berlinale

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Berlin International Film Festival/Berlinale Shorts congratulate: Berlin Short Film Candidate WATERMELON JUICE  SUC DE SÍNDRIA by Irene Moray Spain, fiction, 22 min   Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. They want to have a good time and find a peaceful....


EFA Mourns Bruno Ganz

European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Bruno Ganz The Swiss actor was internationally celebrated for his various theatre and film performances. He worked with Wim Wenders in THE AMERICAN FRIEND (1977) and again in WINGS OF DESIRE (1988). He was nominated for the European Film Awards in 2000 for BREAD....




European Short Film Nominees on Tour

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Krakow, Vienna, Hamburg