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30th European Film Awards

Berlin, Germany
09 December 2017

The 30th European Film Awards will return to the German capital, home of the European Film Academy.  More than 3,000 EFA Members are now voting for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 9 December at Berlin's Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Leading the field are ON BODY AND SOUL (Teströl és lélekröl), Ildikó Enyedi’s romantic drama and THE SQUARE, Ruben Östlund’s social satire with four nominations each: European Film, director and screenwriter as well as actress Alexandra Borbély for ON BODY AND SOUL and actor Claes Bang for THE SQUARE.

Two films have garnered three nominations each: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s divorce drama LOVELESS (Nelyubov) (НЕЛЮБОВЬ) as European Film, as well as Zvyagintsev for directing and together with Oleg Negin as screenwriter. Yorgos Lanthimos is nominated for his surreal family drama THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER as director and, shared with co-author Efthimis Filippou, as screenwriter. Also, Colin Farrell is nominated as actor in the film.

Aki Kaurismäki’s refugee melodrama THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen) is nominated for European Film and directing. The remaining film nominated for European Film is Robin Campillo’s AIDS drama BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (120 battements par minute), actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart received a nomination as well.

François Ozon is nominated as screenwriter for his period drama FRANTZ, Paula Beer received a nomination as best actress in the same film. Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant received each an acting nomination for their portrayal in Michael Haneke’s family drama HAPPY END. Further nominations go to actresses Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis' romantic dramedy BRIGHT SUNSHINE IN (Un beau soleil intérieur) and Florence Pugh in William Oldroyd's period drama LADY MACBETH, as well as actor Josef Hader in Maria Schrader's biopic STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE (Vor der Morgenröte).

Last but not least, the documentary category includes AUSTERLITZ by Sergei Loznitsa (Germany); COMMUNION (Komunia)by Anna Zamecka (Poland); LA CHANA by Lucija Stojevic (Spain, Iceland, USA); STRANGER IN PARADISE by Guido Hendrikx (the Netherlands) and THE GOOD POSTMAN by Tonislav Hristov (Finland, Bulgaria). 

Check out the list of all the nominations here!

At this years ceremony, the European Film Academy will present Aleksandr Sokurov with the LIVETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his outstanding work in the field of directing, dramaturgy and cinematography.  Julie Delpy will receive the honarary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA for her fich and diverse career in front of and behind the camera. 


Press Accreditation: Please contact Pascal Edelmann, Head of Press & PR at the European Film Academy
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Broadcasting Rights: Please contact EFA Productions - Nikola Joetze  
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09/12/2017 18:30-18:45


EFA 2017 - Red Carpet


09/12/2017 21:15-21:30


EFA 2017 - Winners



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