Source: Neon


The European Film Awards has completed this year’s selection, adding 13 titles that picked up major prizes at the Cannes and Venice film festivals.

They include Julia Ducournau’s body horror Titane, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama Happening, which recently picked up the Golden Lion at Venice.

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Further titles include Leos Carax’s Annette, which opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival and won best director; Kira Kovalenko’s Russian drama Unclenching The Fists, which won the Grand Prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard sidebar; and Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand Of God, which was awarded a Venice Silver Lion as the festival’s grand jury prize winner.

They join the 40 features announced in August, with the European Film Academy revealing the selection in two phases this year due to the pandemic and later dates of several key European festivals. There is also a new VoD viewing platform for EFA members, which has been developed as part of an 18-month digital transformation programme that will run into 2022.

In the coming weeks, more than 4,000 EFA members will be able to view the 53 selected films and vote for the nominations in the categories European film, director, actor, actress and screenwriter.

The nominations will be revealed on November 9 at 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.

The 34th European Film Awards will take place on December 11 in Berlin.

EFA Feature Film Selection 2021 – Part 2

A Chiara (It-Fr)
Dir. Jonas Carpignano

Ahed’s Knee (Fr-Ger-Isr)
Dir. Nadav Lapid

Annette (Fr-Bel-Ger-Mex-Jap)
Dir. Leos Carax

Compartment No. 6 (Fin-Rus-Est-Ger)
Dir. Juho Kuosmanen

Good Mother (Fr)
Dir. Hafsia Herzi

Great Freedom (Austria-Ger)
Dir. Sebastian Meise

Happening (Fr)
Dir. Audrey Diwan

Petrov’s Flu (Rus)
Dir. Kirill Serebrennikov

The Hand Of God (It)
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino

The Innocents (Nor)
Dir. Eskil Vogt

The Worst Person In The World (Nor-Fr-Den-Swe)
Dir. Joachim Trier

Titane (Fr-Bel)
Dir. Julia Ducournau

Unclenching The Fists (Rus)
Dir. Kira Kovalenko