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20-08-2018  

49 Feature Films Selected

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 49 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2018! With 35 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. In....

17-08-2018  

Sarajevo Nominates I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel

The European Film Academy (EFA) and Sarajevo Film Festival congratulate:  Sarajevo Short Film Nominee I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel Germany/UK/Switzerland, documentary, 11 min Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding....

14-08-2018  

15 Documentaries Selected

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 suggested to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition. Chosen in....

14-08-2018  

Oleg Sentsov: 3 Months Without Food

North of the Arctic Circle, in Russia’s Prison Colony No.8 in Labytnangi, a man is starving because politics fail. The Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, has been on hunger strike for over 90 days.  His lawyer Dmitry Dinze reports that during his hunger....

13-08-2018  

Locarno Nominates THOSE WHO DESIRE by Elena López Riera

The European Film Academy (EFA) and Locarno Festival congratulate:  Locarno Short Film Nominee THOSE WHO DESIRE LOS QUE DESEAN by Elena López Riera Switzerland/Spain, documentary, 24 min In the South of Spain, a multicolored pigeon race will be won not by the fastest bird, but the one who will be able to seduce a female pigeon and fly alongside her the....

25-07-2018  

EFA Honours Carmen Maura

The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting the honorary LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Carmen Maura for her outstanding career. Picture courtesy of Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, photographer: Alberto Ortega At the initial European Film Awards (EFAs) in 1988, Carmen Maura received the award for Best Actress in Pedro....

23-07-2018  

Vila do Conde Nominates AQUAPARQUE by Ana Moreira

The European Film Academy (EFA) and Curtas Vila Do Conde - International Film Festival congratulate:  Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee AQUAPARQUE by Ana Moreira Portugal, fiction, 16 min Can a teenage girl dream that the old pool in a disused water park is an Olympic stadium where she is giving the performance of a lifetime, worthy of a medal, with Shirley....

06-07-2018  

European Film Academies Network: Free Oleg Sentsov!

Oleg Sentsov in eighth week of hunger strike:EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMIES NETWORK APPEALS TO PRESIDENT PUTIN TO SHOW A HUMAN FACEacademy representatives at the annual meeting of FAN of Europe (picture: EFA) On Day 54 of Oleg Sentsov’s indefinite hunger strike the members of FAN of Europe, the European network of national film academies and the European Film Academy, representing....

04-06-2018  

Krakow Nominates French Short RELEASE THE DOGS (Kopie 1)

The European Film Academy (EFA) and Krakow Film Festival congratulate:  Krakow Short Film Nominee RELEASE THE DOGS by Emmanuelle Fleytoux France/Belgium, fiction, 20 min Anouck has found herself in a toxic triangle, torn between the two men who are at each other’s throats. She loves them and they do not want to live without her. Living with a partner and a....

24-05-2018  

Don't Let Oleg Die!

Today is Day 12 of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov's indefinite hunger strike which his lawyer Dimitri Dinze reports he full plans to follow through to the death should his demands not be met. Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the....

 

  

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