The European Film Academy announces the selection of documentary films for the European Film Awards 2022

– A committee made up of a wide range of European experts has chosen 13 films to compete for this year’s awards

Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius

The European Film Academy has revealed the titles of this year’s feature-length documentaries that have been recommended for nomination at the European Film Awards 2022. A committee comprising a wide range of invited European experts chose 13 films to be part of the Academy’s selection of 2022 documentary films. The European Film Awards, rewarding the greatest achievements of European cinema, will be awarded on December 10 in Reykjavík. With 15 European countries represented – EU and non-EU – the selection illustrates once again the great diversity of European cinema.

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As a reminder, European documentaries 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 is not to be European “provided he has a European or assimilated refugee status or has lived in Europe and worked in the European film industry for at least five consecutive years”).

In the coming weeks, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy will start viewing the shortlisted films and after all the films have been finally announced, will vote on the nominations in the European Documentary category. Based on the votes of all members, the nominations will be made public on November 8, during the Seville European Film Festival. Members of the Academy will then vote for the winners who will be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony. The selection – which joins the already announced first part of the feature film selection of (read the article) – takes into account the standards of diversity and inclusion of the European Film Academy (read here).

The selection:

A house made of shards [+see also:
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Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/Sweden/Finland/Ukraine)
thousand fires [+see also:
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Said Taji Farouky (France/Switzerland/Netherlands/Palestine)
Sinjar’s Angels [+see also:
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Hanna Polak (Poland/Germany)
girl gang [+see also:
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Susanne Regina Meures (Swiss)
How to save a dead friend [+see also:
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Marusya Syroechkovskaya (Sweden/Norway/France/Germany)
Karaoke paradise [+see also:
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Einari Paakkanen (Finland)
Mariupolis 2 [+see also:
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Mantas Kvedaravicius (Lithuania/France/Germany)
Mr Landsbergis [+see also:
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Sergei Loznitsa (Lithuania/Netherlands)
Nelly and Nadine [+see also:
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interview: Magnus Gertten
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Magnus Gertten (Sweden/Belgium/Norway)
republic of silence [+see also:
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Diana El Jeiroudi (Germany/France/Syria/Qatar/Italy)
The balcony movie [+see also:
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Pawel Lozinsky (Poland)
the eclipse [+see also:
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interview: Nataša Urban
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Natasa Urban (Norway)
Three minutes – one lengthening [+see also:
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Bianca Stigter (Netherlands/UK)

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