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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 experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (Netherlands) and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) decided on the following nominations


JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE
Denmark
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jon Bang Carlsen
PRODUCED BY: Helle Ulsten & Jon Bang Carlsen
So-called “interventionists” enter suburban homes in the night and rip troubled teens from their beds to transport them, against their will, to a reform school in Utah.


MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
Germany/Austria
DIRECTED BY: Marc Bauder
PRODUCED BY: Marc Bauder & Markus Glaser
Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries.
JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

OF MEN AND WAR
France/Switzerland
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: Laurent Bécue-Renard
Anger consumes a dozen combat vets long after their return from the front as they attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families.

SACRO GRA
Italy/France
DIRECTED BY: Gianfranco Rosi
WRITTEN BY: Nicolo Bassetti
PRODUCED BY: Marco Visalberghi & Carole Solive
Rome’s giant ring road –the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA- and the invisible worlds and possible futures harboured in this area of constant turmoil.
OF MEN AND WAR
SACRO GRA

WAITING FOR AUGUST
Belgium
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Teodora Ana Mihai
PRODUCED BY: Hanne Phypo & Antoine Vermeesch
During their mother’s absence, Georgiana has been catapulted into the role of head of the family, responsible for her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania.

WE COME AS FRIENDS
Austria
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: Hubert Sauper
A science fiction-like odyssey in a home-made flying machine.
WAITING FOR AUGUST
WE COME AS FRIENDS

The nominated films will now be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Documentary 2014 will then be presented at the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December – streamed live on www.europeanfilmawards.eu.

Berlin, 6 November 2014