promising young woman

Source: Emerald Fennell

‘Promising Young Woman’

More films than ever before are eligible for this year’s European Film Awards’ feature film and documentary film selection, with 40 feature films and 15 documentary films, and further feature film titles to be revealed in September.

Titles in the feature film selection include Blerta Basholli’s Sundance hit Hive and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman. The latter is eligible despite being listed as a film of US origin. The European Film Academy (EFA) told Screen this was because the film reaches the number of points in European elements as required by the regulations, including having a British director and writer (Fennell) and Carey Mulligan, who is also British, in the lead role.

Francis Lee’s Ammonite, Florian Zeller’s The Father and Kevin Macdonald’s The Mauritanian have also been selected.

In the documentary film selection, films include Jindřich Andrš’ A New Shift and Ahmet Necdet Çupur’s Les Enfants Terribles.

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Due to the pandemic and the fact that several key festivals in Europe are taking place later than usual, EFA is announcing the feature film selection in two steps.

There is also a new VoD viewing platform for EFA members, which has been developed as part of an 18 month digital transformation programme in 2021-22.

In the coming weeks, EFA’s over 4,000 members will be able to view the selected films and – after the announcement of all films – vote for the nominations in the feature film categories European film, director, actor, actress and screenwriter as well as for the nominations in the category European documentary. Based on the votes of all members, the nominations will be made public on November 9 during the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. An eight-member jury will decide on the award recipients in the categories of European cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, make-up and hair, original score, sound and visual effects.

EFA Feature Film Selection 2021 – Part 1

200 Metres (Isr-It- Swe
Dir. Ameen Nayfeh

Ammonite (UK)
Dir. Francis Lee

And Tomorrow The Entire World (Ger)
Dir. Julia von Heinz

Apples (Greece-Pol-Slovenia)
Dir. Christos Nikou

Assandira (It)
Dir. Salvatore Mereu

Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn (Rom-Lux-Czech-Cro)
Dir. Radu Jude

Beginning (Fr-Geo)
Dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili

Brother’s Keeper (Turkey-Rom)
Dir. Ferit Karahan

Conference (Rus- Est-UK-It)
Dir. Ivan Tverdovskiy

Dear Comrades! (Rus)
Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky

Fabian – Going To The Dogs (Ger)
Dir. Dominik Graf

Forest – I See You Everywhere (Hun)
Dir. Bence Fliegauf

Gaza Mon Amour (Fr-Ger-Port-Palestine)
Dirs. Arab Nasser and Tarzan Nasser

Hammamet (It)
Dir. Gianni Amelio

Here We Are (Isr-It)
Dir. Nir Bergman

Hive (Kosovo-Switz-North Macedonia-Alb)
Dir. Blerta Basholli

I’m Your Man (Ger)
Dir. Maria Schrader

Luzzu (Malta)
Dir. Alex Camilleri

Natural Light (Hun-Germany-Latvia-Fr)
Dir. Dénes Nagy

Never Gonna Snow Again (Pol-Ger)
Dirs. Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert

Night Of The Kings (Fr-Ivory Coast-Can-Senegal)
Dir. Philippe Lacôte

Nowhere Special (It-Rom-UK)
Dir. Uberto Pasolini

Oasis (Ser-Slovenia-Neth-Bos & Her-Fr)
Dir. Ivan Ikić

Petite Maman (Fr)
Dir. Céline Sciamma

Pleasure (Swe-Neth-Fr)
Dir. Ninja Thyberg

Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time (Hun)
Dir. Lili Horvát

Promising Young Woman (US)
Dir. Emerald Fennell

Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bos & Her-Austria-Neth-Fr-Pol-Nor-Ger-Rom-Turkey)
Dir. Jasmila Žbanić

Riders Of Justice (Den-Swe)
Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen

Supernova (UK)
Dir. Harry Macqueen

The Belly Of The Sea (Sp)
Dir. Agustí Villaronga

The Dig (UK)
Dir. Simon Stone

The Fam (Switz)
Dir. Fred Baillif

The Father (UK, Fr)
Dir. Florian Zeller

The Girl And The Spider (Switzerland)
Dir. Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher

The Macaluso Sisters (It)
Dir. Emma Dante

The Mauritanian (UK-US- S Afr)
Dir. Kevin Macdonald

The Whaler Boy (Rus-Pol-Bel)
Dir. Philipp Yuryev

Tove (Fin-Swe)
Dir. Zaida Bergroth

What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? (Ger-Geo)
Dir. Alexandre Koberidze

EFA Documentary Film Selection 2021

A New Shift (Czech)
Dir. Jindřich Andrš

A Song Called Hate (Ice)
Dir. Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir

All-In (Bel-Neth-Fr)
Dir. Volkan Üce

Babi Yar. Context (Neth- Ukr)
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

Flee (Den-Fr-Swe-Nor)
Dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Gorbachev. Heaven (Latvia-Czech)
Dir. Vitaly Manskiy

Les Enfants Terribles (Fr-Turkey-Ger)
Dir. Ahmet Necdet Çupur

Mr Bachman And His Class (Ger)
Dir. Maria Speth

Taming The Garden (Switz-Ger-Geo)
Dir. Salomé Jashi

The Banality Of Grief (Den)
Dir. Jon Bang Carlsen

The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual For Military Occupation (Fr-Ger-Fin-Isr)
Dir. Avi Mograbi

The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (Swe)
Dir. Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri

The Other Side Of The River (Ger-Fin)
Dir. Antonia Kilian

This Rain Will Never Stop (Ukraine-Latvia-Ger-Qat)
Dir. Alina Gorlova

We (Fr)
Dir. Alice Diop