The EFA announces the first part of the European Film Awards 2022 selection

– Consulted by a wide range of invited European experts, the EFA Board of Directors has selected 30 films in the running for the awards and will close the selection in September

Alcarras by Carla Simon

The European Film Awards will be presented on December 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the selection process is in full swing. The European Film Academy’s Board of Trustees – consulted by a wide range of invited European experts – chose 30 films to be part of the Academy’s 2022 Feature Film Selection. The selection includes films recommended to all Academy members for award nomination. In a second part, another 10 to 15 titles from the feature film selection will be announced in September.

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As a reminder, European feature films are eligible for the European Film Awards which, among other criteria, had their first official screening between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022 and have a European director (exceptions can be made by the Council if a director not to be European “provided that they have European or similar refugee status or have lived in Europe and worked in the European film industry for at least five consecutive years”). Additionally, the selection is based on the European Film Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion Standards (read here).

With this announcement, the first step of the three-step award procedure is complete. In the coming weeks, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy will start watching the shortlisted films and after the final announcement of all the films, will vote on the nominations in the feature film categories European Film, European Director, European Actor, European Actress and European Film Screenwriter as well as for nominations in the European Documentary category. Based on the votes of the participating members, the nominations will be made public on November 8, 2022, during the Seville European Film Festival. Members of the European Film Academy will then vote for the winners.

In addition to voting, selected films will be considered for Excellence Awards in the categories of European Cinematography, European Editing, European Production Design, European Costume Design, European Hair and Makeup, European Original Score, European Sound and European Visual Effects. which will be determined by a jury of eight members made up of representatives of the various art professions. As usual, there will be no nominations in these categories.

Selected films:

Alcarras [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
interview: Giovanni Pompili
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carla simon (Spain/Italy)
As far as I can walk [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stefan Arsenijević
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Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia/Luxembourg/France/Bulgaria/Lithuania)
beautiful beings [+see also:
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trailer
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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/Czech Republic)
Belfast [+see also:
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Kenneth Branagh (UK/Ireland)
Blessing [+see also:
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trailer
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Terence Davies (UK)
sky boy [+see also:
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interview: Tarik Saleh
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Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland)
burning days [+see also:
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interview: Emin Alper
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Emin Alper (Turkey/France/Germany/Netherlands/Greece/Croatia)
close [+see also:
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Lucas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Bodice [+see also:
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interview: Marie Kreutzer
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Marie Kreutzer (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)
eo [+see also:
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Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy)
girl picture [+see also:
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interview: Alli Haapasalo
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Alli Haapasalo (Finland)
Godland [+see also:
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interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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Hlynur Palmason (Denmark/Iceland/France/Sweden)
holy spider [+see also:
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Ali Abbassi (Denmark/Germany/Sweden/France)
Maixabel [+see also:
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interview: Icíar Bollaín
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Iciar Bollain (Spain)
Mediterranean fever [+see also:
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trailer
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Maha Haj (Germany/France/Cyprus/Palestine)
More than ever [+see also:
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Emilie Atef (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Norway)
Nostalgia [+see also:
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interview: Mario Martone
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mario martone (Italy/France)
A nice morning [+see also:
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Mia Hansen – Love (France/Germany/UK/USA)
Pacification [+see also:
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interview: Albert Serra
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Albert Serra (France/Spain/Germany/Portugal)
Parallel mothers [+see also:
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making of
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Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Andreas Dresen
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Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
Reflection [+see also:
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interview: Valentyn Vasyanovych
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]
Valentin Vassianovich (Ukraine)
The beasts [+see also:
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interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Isabe…
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Rodrigo Sorogoyan (Spain/France)
The Eight Mountains [+see also:
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interview: Felix van Groeningen & Char…
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]
Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch (Italy/Belgium/France)
The hole [+see also:
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interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
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]
Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy/Germany/France)
The quiet girl [+see also:
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interview: Colm Bairéad
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]
Colm Bairead (Ireland)
Tori and Lokita [+see also:
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interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
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]
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)
triangle of sadness [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
Ruben Ostlund (Sweden/Germany/France/UK)
Will-O’-The-Wisp [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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Joao Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France)
women cry [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
]
Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/France)

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