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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2020

EFA announces first part of feature film selection

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- Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the European Film Academy will announce this year's pre-selected films in two steps

EFA announces first part of feature film selection
Delete History by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern

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 have announced 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.

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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.

The selected films:

Adults in the Room [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Costa-Gavras
film profile
]
- Costa-Gavras (France/Greece)
Atlantis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valentyn Vasyanovych
film profile
]
- Valentyn Vasyanovich (Ukraine)
Bad Tales [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
film profile
]
- Damiano & Fabio D'Innocenzo (Italy/Switzerland)
Berlin Alexanderplatz [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Burhan Qurbani
film profile
]
- Burhan Qurbani (Germany/Netherlands)
Between Heaven and Earth [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Najwa Najjar (Palestine/Luxembourg/Iceland)
Cat in the Wall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
]
- Mina Mileva & Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/UK/France)
Charlatan [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agnieszka Holland
film profile
]
- Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia)
Charter [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Amanda Kernell
film profile
]
- Amanda Kernell (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)
Corpus Christi [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bartosz Bielenia
interview: Jan Komasa
film profile
]
- Jan Komasa (Poland/France)
DAU. Natasha [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy
film profile
]
- Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel (Germany/Ukraine/UK/Russia)
Delete History [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern (France/Belgium)
Echo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
- Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland/France)
Falling [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Viggo Mortensen (UK/Canada/Denmark)
Father [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Srdan Golubović
film profile
]
- Srdan Golubović (Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Final Report [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: István Szabó
film profile
]
- István Szabó (Hungary)
Hidden Away [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Giorgio Diritti
film profile
]
- Giorgio Diritti (Italy)
Hope [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maria Sødahl
film profile
]
- Maria Sødahl (Norway/Sweden)
Let There Be Light [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marko Škop
interview: Milan Ondrík
film profile
]
- Marko Škop (Slovakia/Czech Republic)
Martin Eden [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pietro Marcello
film profile
]
- Pietro Marcello (Italy/France)
Mother [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
- Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
Motherland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Tomas Vengris (Lithuania/Latvia/Greece/Germany)
My Little Sister [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stéphanie Chuat and Véroniq…
film profile
]
- Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond (Switzerland)
Persian Lessons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Vadim Perelman (Russia/Germany/Belarus)
Servants [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan Ostrochovský
film profile
]
- Ivan Ostrochovský (Slovakia/Romania/Czech Republic/Ireland)
The Endless Trench [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño an…
film profile
]
- Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño & Jose Mari Goenaga (Spain/France)
The Painted Bird [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Václav Marhoul
film profile
]
- Václav Marhoul (Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia)
The Personal History of David Copperfield [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Armando Iannucci (UK/USA)
The Platform [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
film profile
]
- Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia (Spain)
Undine [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christian Petzold
film profile
]
- Christian Petzold (Germany/France)
Uppercase Print [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Radu Jude (Romania)
Vitalina Varela [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Pedro Costa (Portugal)
Wildland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jeanette Nordahl
film profile
]
- Jeanette Nordahl (Denmark)

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