Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the EFA Feature Film Selection 2020 is announced in two steps: Today, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 32 films in the first part, the second part will be announced in September. This will allow the inclusion of films that would have premiered by 31 May 2020 – be it at a festival or at a regular cinema – but could not due to the pandemic, provided they will premiere theatrically or online before the end of November 2020. Together, the films from part 1 and 2 form the EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2020. The films have been selected by a committee consisting of the EFA Board and invited experts.
In the coming weeks, the over 3,800 members of the European Film Academy will screen the selected films and, after part 2 has been announced, vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter. The nominations will then be announced on 7 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. An 8-member jury will decide on the award recipients in the categories European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects.
The 33rd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 12 December in Reykjavik.