The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg take great pleasure in announcing the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA). Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. Based on the EFA Feature Film Selection and the EFA Documentary Selection, a committee consisting of producer Carlo Cresta-Dina (Italy), EFA Board Member Joanna Szymańska (producer/Poland) and university representative Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University, Sweden) has decided on the following nominations
The nominated films will be viewed and discussed in 25 universities in 25 countries and each institution will select its favourite film. In early December, one student representative from each university will attend a three-day deliberation meeting to decide on the overall winner. The winner will then be announced on 5 December and the presentation will take place on 6 December, on the eve of the 32nd European Film Awards on 7 December in Berlin.
The aim of this initiative by the European Film Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg is to involve a younger audience, to spread the “European idea” and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students. It shall also support film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating.
The European University Film Award 2019 is made possible with the support of the Joachim Herz Stiftung and the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research and Equalities Hamburg and in close collaboration with NECS–European Network for Cinema and Media Studies.
Berlin and Hamburg, 1 October 2019