Interview with Talal Derki

Shot over the course of 2 1/2 years in the North of Syria, the nominated directo...

Interview with Almudena Carracedo

Nominated for European Documentary, the director Almudena Carracedo talks about...

Interview with Costa-Gavras

The celebrated director calls on EU institutions to support European cinema and...

The EFAs 2019

20 Aug Feature Film Selection
27 Aug Documentary Selection
9 Nov Nominations
7 Dec Awards Ceremony in Berlin

Check out nominees, exclusive interviews and much more in our news blog!

Missed the EFA Young Audience Award Ceremony? You can still watch it here!


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RT : Unter den jetzt ausgewählten Filmen befinden sich mit Eva Trobischs , Andreas Dresens , Ange…

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RT : . selects 46 titles for nominations longlist

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RT : Danish films 'Queen of Hearts' and 'Sons of Denmark' are among the 46 feature films selected for the first round of…

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RT : El reino, Dolor y gloria, La noche de 12 años y O que arde, entre los largometrajes seleccionados a la 32 edición d…

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In the coming weeks, the over 3,600 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categ…

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With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the titles of the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection:…

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The European Film Academy and congratulate BLACK SUN (Siyah Güneş) by Arda Çiltepe, now a candidat…

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RT : His gold is Vitalina. Pedro Costa is visibly moved when he talks abut her, thinks of her and her story. WATCH the…

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! Posters of CINEMA PARADISO by Giuseppe Tornatore, winner of the Special Prize of the Jury and Eu…

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Stephen Frears and Claude Chabrol at the founding meeting of the European Film Academy 1989 in…

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"Films can heal! Not the world, of course, but our vision of it, and that's already enough." Happy birthday EFA Pr…

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RT : 'Toni Erdmann' is one of the best comedies in recent memory, but its examination of how we use humor to cope is als…

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"Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders." Alfred Hitchcock was born on this da…

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RT : Honored to join the European Film Academy as a voting member! <3 Founded in 1989 by Bergman, Huppert, Almodóvar & o…


46 Feature Films Selected for the European Film Awards

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

The films have been selected by a committee consisting of the EFA Board and invited experts Giorgio Gosetti (festival programmer/Italy), Kathrin Kohlstedde (festival programmer/Germany), Paz Lazaro (festival programmer/Spain), Mary Nazari (exhibitor/Russia), Edvinas Pukšta (festival programmer/ Lithuania) and Agathe Valentin (sales agent/France).

In the coming weeks, the over 3,600 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter. The nominations will then be announced on 9 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. An 8-member jury will decide on the awards recipients in the categories European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Hair & Make-up, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects.

The 32nd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 7 December in Berlin.

Check the list of 46 feature films here.

Let's Go Vote!

European filmmakers launch a manifesto stressing the importance of voting in the upcoming European elections. This manifesto is signed by 500 personalities from the cinema world and was initiated by the French Film Directors' Guild (SRF), the Directors’ Fortnight, the European Film Academy (EFA), the Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA). Read more

EFA Honours Werner Herzog

On the occasion of this year's 32nd European Film Awards (EFAs) and in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film, the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Werner Herzog with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding body of work. read more


Young Juries in 34 Countries Elect FIGHT GIRL by Johan Timmers. In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in 55 cities across Europe and beyond have elected FIGHT GIRL as the winner of the EFA Young Audience Award 2019. continue reading

8th Young Audience Award with Record 55 Cities in 34 Countries

Young juries across Europe will watch the nominated films FIGHT GIRL, LOS BANDO and OLD BOYS – all of which will then be available as VOD for the general public
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Catch up with the 31st European Film Awards in our blog

find exclusive videos, photos and videos here!

New Short Film Selection & Awarding Procedure for the EFAs

For the 2019 and 2020 editions of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will welcome new festivals to participate in the EFA Short Film selection and awarding procedure. Joining the network of 15 already existing partner festivals, at each festival an independent jury will choose one short film from its competition as a candidate for the European Film Awards short film category.
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