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EFA 2014 - Liv Ullmann on Agnès Varda
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Teodora Ana Mihai
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Natascha Curtius-Noss & Claus...
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Marian Álvarez
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Steve McQueen
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Stéphane Berla
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Carlos Marques-Marcet
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Marc Bauder
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EFA 2014 - Show Highlights
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Mica Levi
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EFA 2014 - Red Carpet
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EFA 2014 - Liv Ullmann on European Cinema
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EFA 2014 - Interview with Justine Wright
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EFA 2014 - Making Of
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The 27th European Film Awards 2014 | Winners and Presen...
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Impressions from Riga
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EFA 2014 NOMINATIONS
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EFA SELECTION 2014 | WINTER SLEEP (Kış Uykusu...
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EFA People´s Choice Award 2014 - Nominated Films | BEA...
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EFA 2013 - Highlights
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26th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS | Winners and Presenters
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EFA 2013 - ceremony weekend (by Cineuropa)
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EFA Night 2013 - Highlights (by Cineuropa)
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EFA 2013 - Making Of
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EFA 2013 - Catherine Deneuve receives the European Achi...
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EFA 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award for Pedro Almodó...
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EFA Night 2013 - Red Carpet | Leonor Watling, Rossy de ...
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EFA 2013 - Medley of nominated films
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EFA 2013 - Arrivals & Interviews
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Welcome to the European Film Awards 2013
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Getting ready for EFA Night 2013
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Nominations 2013
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EFA Selection 2013
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Interview with EFA President Wim Wenders
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EFA 2012 - Interview with Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
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EFA 2012 - Interview with Christian Petzold
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EFA 2012 - Interview with Mads Mikkelsen
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EFA 2012 - Nonimees on European cinema
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Welcome to the European Film Awards 2012
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EFA Night 2012 - Red Carpet
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The 25th European Film Awards
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Arrival of the Statuettes | 25th European Film Awards
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Impressions of Malta
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Nominations 2012
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EFA 25 Years
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EFA Selection 2012
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The 24th European Film Awards 2011
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MELANCHOLIA | Nominations: European Film, European Dire...
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Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders and Bruno Ganz
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The 23rd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
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Director Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland) and shooting star P...
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DAS WEISSE BAND / THE WHITE RIBBON wins European Film 2...
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Jacques Audiard and European Actor Tahar Rahim
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Ken Loach Gala Screening 2009
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Nominations Announcement 2009
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EFA Night 2008
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Record 25 Countries Participate in European Film Academy’s Young Audience Award 2015 Nominated Are MY SKINNY SISTER, THE INVISIBLE BOY and YOU’RE UGLY TOO The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015 MY SKINNY SISTER MIN LILLA SYSTER WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sanna Lenken PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell Sweden/Germany THE INVISIBLE BOY IL RAGAZZO INVISIBILE DIRECTED BY: Gabriele Salva [...] EFA initiates list of "Treasures of European Film Culture" First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers The European Film Academy proudly presents a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired b [...] In Shock About Paris Attack The European Film Academy wishes to offer its condolences to the families and friends of those killed and express its shock about the terrible attack at Charlie Hebdo. They died for our freedom of expression, a freedom which is a universal human right and the heart of democracy. They knew the danger [...] THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: CEREMONY & WINNERS Riga, 13 December 2014 On a stage with a gigantic projection flower installation bathed in spheric lights, host Thomas Hermanns welcomed the 1,000 guests at Riga's Latvian National Opera to the 27th European Film Awards. The German comedian introduced himself as an openly gay German comedian and promised full-service host [...] Watch the 27th European Film Awards here or on TV Broadcasters 2014 and nominated films on EuroVOD You can watch the 27th European Film Awards either LIVE on this website on Saturday, 13 December, 19.00 CET or on TV - here is our list of broadcasters Albania: HBO1 / Saturday, 20 Dec, 18.30 CET Armenia: NTV Plus / see Russia Austria: ORF III / Tuesday, 16 Dec, 22.30 CET Azerbaijan: NTV Plus / [...] An Uneasy Glimpse Into a Parallel Universe Interview with Marc Bauder, documentary nominee for MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE Can you briefly describe what your film MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE is about? Marc Bauder: In MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE a high-ranking international finance insider becomes the first to talk openly on camera about the industry. Rainer Voss, a man who was once one of Germany’s leading investment bankers an [...] AIMING TO PUSH ALL POSSIBLE LIMITS Interview with Hubert Sauper, documentary nominee for WE COME AS FRIENDS Can you briefly describe what your film is about? Hubert Sauper: "About" is always a difficult word. Maybe it's about us, Europeans. I think WE COME AS FRIENDS is a kind of psychoanalysis of a collective pathology: that of colonialism, colonial mind-set, domination. The title is reflecting the deepe [...] EACH FILM IS AN ADVENTURE Interview with Agnès Varda Congratulations on the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. What does this recognition mean to you? How can we go on if we don’t get recognition from the audience, from people we don’t know and who love our films? Furthermore, all kinds of awards, from a hand-made gift offered by a [...] GIVING THEIR ALL Interview with Teodora Ana Mihai, documentary nominee for WAITING FOR AUGUST Can you briefly describe what your film WAITING FOR AUGUST is about? Teodora Ana Mihai: WAITING FOR AUGUST is an intimate portrait of seven under-aged children in Bacau, Romania, whose mother works abroad and sends money home for the family to get by. The children, led by courageous 15-year-old Geor [...] The Humiliation of Not Being Loved Interview with European Documentary nominee Jon Bang Carlsen on his film JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE Can you briefly describe what your film JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE is about? Jon Bang Carlsen: It’s a story about the break-up of the one love affair that you can't live without, the love between children and parents. How did you get interested in the subject? I have always tried to flee in [...]
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LIVING AT THE EDGES Interview with Gianfranco Rosi, documentary nominee for SACRO GRA Can you briefly describe what your film SACRO GRA is about? Gianfranco Rosi: Rome’s giant ring road - the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA - is a repository of stories of those at the edges of the ever-expanding universe of the capital city and the film tries to discover the invisible worlds and po [...] A COLLABORATIVE ART Interview with EFA Discovery nominees Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis on their film PARTY GIRL Can you tell us in a few words what your film PARTY GIRL is about and what makes it unique? PARTY GIRL is the story of Angélique, a 60-year old bar hostess, who decides to finally quit the night milieu to marry Michel, one of her customers. Having always worked in a nightclub at the French-German b [...] Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney. Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, [...] A DREAM THAT BECAME REALITY Interview with EFA Animated Feature nominees Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu on their film JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART What is your film JACK AND THE CUCKOO CLOCK HEART about and what was the initial motivation / idea? Stéphane Berla: It’s the story of a boy who decides not to listen to the ticking of his old wooden heart, and cross Europe to find his love. It’s a film that is both poetic and rock'n'roll with a [...] EFA initiates list of "Treasures of European Film Culture" First places listed are in memory of Bergman, Eisenstein, Guerra and the Lumière brothers The European Film Academy proudly presents a new initiative: TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The initiative was inspired b [...] European Film Academy Nominates Six Documentaries The European Film Academy proudly announces the six nominations in the category EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2014. A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) and Ada Solomon (producer, Romania), EFA Member Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer, Denmark), as well as documentary exp [...] THE COMRADERY OF WORKING IN FILM Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Yann Demange on his film '71 Can you tell us in a few words what your film '71 is about and what makes it unique? Yann Demange: I wouldn’t dare call my film unique. It’s about children growing up in conflict; it’s about family, tribe, belonging and betrayal. That terrible betrayal the army are often guilty of, when they t [...] A GIANT PUZZLE Interview with EFA Animated Feature Nominees Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraurd on their film MINUSCULE - VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS What is your film MINUSCULE – VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS about and what was the initial motivation / idea? Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraurd: When we started thinking about how we would translate the world of MINUSCULE into a feature film we didn't want to make a movie that was just a series of sketc [...] EFA Honours Agnès Varda In recognition of a unique and dedicated contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Agnès Varda with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work. As a writer and director, Agnès Varda continues to be an important voice in Fre [...] A PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Carlos Marques-Marcet on his film 10,000 KM Can you tell us in a few words what your film 10,000 KM is about and what makes it unique? Carlos Marques-Marcet: With over a century of cinema history, it’s hard to consider any film unique. Yet all films are so in some way; no two are completely alike. For me, the only thing we can do as filmmak [...] ONE BIG CHALLENGE Interview with EFA Animation Feature Nominee Alessandro Rak on his film THE ART OF HAPPINESS What is your film THE ART OF HAPPINESS about and what was the initial motivation / idea? t's a story about a taxi driver who is going around in circle for too long. A story about a piano player who abandoned his art. The story of two brothers who took different roads. There’s more than one story b [...] "We wanted to achieve a high level of naturalism" Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Fernando Franco on his film WOUNDED Can you tell us in a few words what your film WOUNDED about and what makes it unique? Fernando Franco: WOUNDED is fundamentally a psychological depiction of a character. Ana, the main character in the film, suffers from a borderline personality disorder and we get to share her day-to-day routine for [...] Five Debut Films Nominated for European Discovery 2014 The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2014 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. Nominated are 10,000 KM Spain DIRECTED BY: Carlos Marques-Mar [...] 15 Short Film Nominations for the European Film Awards 2014 The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present this year's short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Nomina [...] European Film Academy Honours Steve McQueen In recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Steve McQueen with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA. British video artist Steve McQueen began making short-subject works, almost exclusively silent and black-and-white. They included the short BEAR (1993), which depicts a brief and unusual encounter between two naked men; the 1997 DEADPAN, in which a gentleman stands in the middle of a building as it [...] EFA NOMINATES THREE ANIMATION FILMS The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2014 A committee consisting of EFA Board Members Marek Rozenbaum, producer (Israel) and Roberto Cicutto, producer (Italy), as well as Doris Cleven (Director Anima, Belgium), Wolfgang Spindler (journalist, Euronews, France) and Caroline Cor (production analyst, feature films department, CNC, France), all [...] THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 50 Films in EFA Selection 2014 During a press conference in Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 where this year’s 27th European Film Awards will take place, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for th [...] VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPEAN FILM AND WIN A TRIP TO THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS IN RIGA! EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY OPENS VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014 Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotl [...] EFA Young Audience Award goes to REGRET! Children Juries in Seventeen European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Dave Schram In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-old audiences in Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Prizren (Kosovo), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), Tbi [...] Young Audience Film Day: Kids Vote for EFA Young Audience Award Livestream of the ceremony on 4 May, 20:00 CET 17 capitals participate in this year's third edition of the YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD, the European Film Academy’s initiative for young film-lovers. This Sunday is Young Audience Film Day: On 4 May the three nominated films will simultaneously be screened to a young audience in 17 different cities acro [...] 19.12.2013 SHORT FILM DAY Saturday, 21 December, is the shortest day of the year - why not spend it with some short films? The European Film Academy is proud to participate in this year’s SHORT FILM DAY, created in France two years ago under the name of Le jour le plus court, by presenting the SHORT MATTERS! Programme of s [...] EFA Young Audience Award 2014: Call for Submissions The European Film Academy Young Audience Award, first introduced in 2012 on occasion of the 25th European Film Awards, will again be presented this year in the framework of a Young Audience Film Day on Sunday, 4 May. The three nominated films will be screened to young audiences which will then elect [...] European Film Awards with Cinema Stars from Across Europe Berlin, 2 December 2013 When the 26th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 7 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards. A true Spanish fiesta will see Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Rossy de Palma, Hugo Silva, Miguel Áng [...] "The big challenge was finding a new and current point of view" Interview with EFA Animated Feature Film Nominee Enzo d'Aló on his film PINOCCHIO What makes your retelling of the classic story of PINOCCHIO unique? Enzo d'Aló: When I took up once again as an adult the romance of Pinocchio, after having read it and reread it when I was a child, I rediscovered the incredible universe that populates those pages. The authors, who interpreted this [...] European Film Academy Honours Catherine Deneuve French Actress to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Catherine Deneuve with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her outstanding body of work. Born into a family of actors, Catherine Deneuve started her acting career somewhat by coincidence through her sister Françoise. Very quickly, however, [...] EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY HONOURS PEDRO ALMODÓVAR Spanish Director Receives European Achievement in World Cinema Award The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Pedro Almodóvar with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA for his outstanding body of work. “I am very thankful for this award. From its creation, the European Film Academy has been very generous with me and my closes [...] VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPEAN FILM AND WIN A TRIP TO THE 27th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS IN RIGA! EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY OPENS VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014 Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotl [...] The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: THE WINNERS The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Malta the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France / Germany / Austria, 127 min written & directed by Micha [...] The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Nominations Seville, 3 November At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 25th European Film Awards. Leading the field is AMOUR , Michael Haneke’s moving French language kammerspiel about an elderly couple with six nominations, including film, directing [...] 12.03.2012 "It's the first time I truly feel European" Interview with Bernardo Bertolucci, recipient of the EFA Lifetime Achievement Award You made your first film LA COMMARE SECCA in 1962, exactly 50 years ago. Looking back at your career, what comes to your mind? Bernardo Bertolucci: I hadn’t thought of it until now, thanks a lot for reminding me of my age! [laughs] I don’t look back or ahead. It feels like I have done my first f [...]