European Film Awards Documentary Film Selection 2022

    The European Film Awards 2022: European Film Academy announces this year’s Documentary Film Selection


    The European Film Academy reveals the titles of this year’s feature-length documentary films that have been recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2022. A committee consisting of a diverse range of invited European experts has chosen 13 films to be part of the Academy ́s Documentary Film Selection 2022. The European Film Awards, honouring the greatest achievements in European cinema, will be presented on 10 December in Reykjavík.

    With 15 European countries represented – both EU and non-EU – the selection once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

    Please find the list of all selected documentaries HERE as well as further information on all films including synopsis, cast, credits, and statements of directors (if available).


    Eligible for the European Film Awards are European documentaries which, among other criteria, had their first official screening between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022 and have a European* director.

    In the coming weeks, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy will start to watch the selected films and after the final announcement of all films vote on the nominations in the category ‘European Documentary’. Based on the votes of all members, the nominations will be made public on 8 November 2022. The members of the European Film Academy will then vote for the winners who will be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony in Reykjavík on 10 December 2022.

    The selection takes into account the Diversity & Inclusion Standards of the European Film Academy, as displayed here.

    The ceremony of the European Film Awards – the most renowned and prestigious award for European film – is presented by the European Film Academy and European Film Academy Productions.


    *Exceptions can be made by the Board should a film director not be European “provided they have a European refugee or similar status or have lived in Europe and worked in the European film industry for at least five consecutive years.” (Regulations for the 35th European Film Awards, 1.6. p. 2).

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