The European Film Academy has selected 37 titles, from more than 300 submissions, as the shortlist for the European Film 2002 prize, to be presented on Saturday 7th December in Rome

The shortlist will be voted on by the 1400-strong Academy membership, which comprises directors, screenwriters, actors, producers and distributors from all over Europe. Every member can designate up to three films from the selection list for nomination of the European Film 2002 as well as up to three candidates in the following categories:

European Director 2002
European Actor 2002
European Actress 2002
European Screenwriter 2002
European Cinematographer 2002

The following awards will also be presented at the ceremony in Rome:

European Achievement In World Cinema 2002
European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Screen International Award 2002 For A Non-European Film
European Discovery 2002 - Prix Fassbinder
European Short Film Award 2002 - Prix Uip
European Documentary Award 2002 - Prix Arte
Europan Critics' Award 2002 - Prix Fipresci

As well as:

The People's Choice Awards 2002 For:
Best European Actor,
Best European Actress
Best European Director

The 37-title selection list for EUROPEAN FILM 2002 is as follows:

8 Femmes, France
directed by Francois Ozon
produced by Fidelite Productions, France 2 Cinema, Mars Films

All Or Nothing, UK/France
directed by Mike Leigh
produced by Thin Man Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, Studiocanal

Angela, Italy
directed by Roberta Torre
produced by Rita Rusic Company, Movieweb

Asterix Et Obelix - Mission Cleopatre, France
directed by Alain Chabat
produced by Pathe Renn Production, Katharina, TF1 Film Production, CHEZ WAM

Babi Leto (Autumn Spring), Czech Republic
directed by Vladimir Michálek
produced by Czech Television, BKP Film, BUC Film

Bella Martha (Mostly Martha), Germany
directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
produced by Pandora Film Produktion, Kinowelt Filmproduktion

Bloody Sunday, UK/Ireland
directed by Paul Greengrass
produced by Granada Film, Hell's Kitchen, in association with Granada, the Film Council and Bord Scannán na hEireann/the Irish Film Board

Burning In The Wind (Brucio Nel Vento), Italy/Switzerland
directed by Silvio Soldini
produced by Albachiara, Rai Cinema, Vega Film, RTSI Televisione Svizzera Italiana

One Day In August (Dekapentavgoustos), Greece
directed by Constantinos Giannaris
produced by Greek Film Centre, Attika SA, J.N. Leoussis Group, Prooptiki SA

Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt), Denmark
directed by Susanne Bier
produced by Zentropa Entertainments 4

Work In Progress (En Construccion), Spain
directed by Jose Luis Guerin
produced by Ovideo TV S.A.

The City Of No Limits (En la Ciudad sin Limites), Spain
directed by Antonio Hernández
produced by Zebra Producciones, Iconica

Cloud Over The Ganges (Felho a Gangesz Felett ), Hungary
directed by Gábor Dettre
produced by Filmart Kft, Hunnia Film Studio Kft, Hungarian Television Co.

Food Of Love, Spain
directed by Ventura Pons
produced by Els Films de la Rambla S.A. Production, 42nd Street Productions S.L., FFP Media Entertainment GmbH

Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella), Spain
directed by Pedro Almodovar
produced by El Deseo

The Sea (Hafid), Iceland/France/Norway
directed by Baltasar Kormakur
produced by Blueeyes Productions, Emotion Pictures

Grill Point (Halbe Treppe), Germany
directed by Andreas Dresen
produced by Peter Rommel Productions

Heaven, Germany/US
directed by Tom Tykwer
produced by X Filme Creative Pool, Miramax Films Corp.

Josephine, Germany/UK/Croatia
directed by Rajko Grlic
produced by Indigo Film Produktion, Bridie Films, F&M.E., Motovun Film Festival

Temptations (Kisèrtèsek), Hungary
directed by Zoltàn Kamondi
produced by Nextreme Film Ltd, Honeymood Films, Human Media 2000, Fivinvest Ltd.

Laissez-Passer, France/Germany/Spain
directed by Bertrand Tavernier
produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear, France 3 Cinema, France 2 Cinema, KC Medien, Vertigo

The Son (Le Fils), Belgium/France
directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
produced by Les Films du Fleuve, RTBF, Archipel 35

Lilja 4-ever, Sweden
directed by Lukas Moodysson
produced by Memfis Films, Film i Väst, SVT, Zentropa

My Mother's Smile (L'Ora di Religione), Italy

directed by Marco Bellocchio
produced by Film Albatros, RAI Cinema

Light Of My Eyes (Luce dei miei Occhi), Italy

directed by Giuseppe Piccioni
produced by Albachiara, RAI Cinema

Sex And Lucia (Lucia y el Sexo), Spain
directed by Julio Medem
produced by Sogecine

Monday Morning (Lundi Matin), France/Italy
directed by Otar Iosseliani
produced by Pierre Grise Productions, Rhône-Alpes Cinema, Mikado

The Man Without A Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyyttä), Finland/Germany/France
directed by Aki Kaurismäki
produced by Sputnik Oy, Pandora Film, Pyramide Productions

Morvern Callar, UK
directed by Lynne Ramsay
produced by Company Pictures

Nowhere In Africa (Nirgendwo In Afrika), Germany
directed by Caroline Link
produced by Medien & Television München, Constantin Film Produktion, Bavaria Film, MC one GmbH

Russian Ark (Russkij Kovcheg), Russia/Germany
directed by Alexander Sokurov
produced by Hermitage Bridge Studio, Egoli Tossell Film AG, Kopp Media, WDR/Arte, Fora Film M, Ast Studio, NHK

Minor Mishaps (Sma Ulykker), Denmark
directed by Annette K. Olesen
produced by Zentropa Entertainments 6

Serbia, Year Zero (Srbija, Godine Nulte), Yugoslavia/France
directed by Goran Markovic
produced by RTV B 92, Les Films du Lendemain, Dari Films, Arte France Cinema

Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres), France
directed by Jacques Audiard
produced by Cine B, Sedif, Pathe Image, France 2 Cinema

Sweet Sixteen, UK/Germany/Spain
directed by Ken Loach
produced by Sixteen Films Ltd., Road Movies Film Produktion, Tornasol/Alta Films

The Pianist, France/Poland/Germany/UK
directed by Roman Polanski
produced by RP Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam Ltd

The War (Voina), Russia
directed by Alexei Balabanov
produced by CTB Film Company