European Film Awards 2023: The European Film Academy announces this year’s Feature Film Selection – Part 1

    The European Film Awards honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. This year the awards’ ceremony, presented jointly by the European Film Academy and European Film Academy Productions, takes place on 9 December in Berlin. The selection procedure is underway.  

    19 productions have been chosen by the European Film Academy Board – consulted by a diverse range of invited European experts – as the first part of the Academy’s Feature Film Selection 2023. The Feature Film Selection includes films that the Board of the Academy recommends to all Academy members for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2023. Further titles will be announced in September. 

    Eligible for the European Film Awards are European feature films which, among other criteria, had their first official screening between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2023 and have a European director*.  

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

     With 17 European countries represented – both EU and non-EU, the list of the selected films reflects the excellency of European filmmakers demonstrating the variety, diversity and creativity throughout Europe. 

    With the Feature Film Selection announcement, the first step in the three-stage awarding procedure is completed. In the coming weeks, the 4,600 members of the European Film Academy will start to watch and vote for the selected films. Based on the votes of the participating members the nominations in the feature film categories ‘European Film’, ‘Director’, ‘Actor’, ‘Actress’ and ‘Screenwriter’ as well as in the category ‘European Documentary’ will be made public on 7 November 2023. The winners will be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin on 9 December 2023.  

    In addition to voting, the selected films will be considered for the Excellence Awards in the categories ‘European Cinematography’, ‘Editing’, ‘Production Design’, ‘Costume Design’, ‘Make-up & Hair’, ‘Original Score’, ‘Sound’ and ‘Visual Effects’ which will be determined by an eight-member jury consisting of representatives of the different arts and crafts. There will be no nominations in these categories.  

    The selection is based on the Diversity & Inclusion Standards of the European Film Academy. 

    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 Production gGmbH. 

    *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”, exceptions by the Board can be made. (Regulations for the 36th European Film Awards, 1.6. p. 2). 


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