BERLIN: Thirteen majority and minority coproductions from CEE countries are among the 51 titles in EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2017.
In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. A committee consisting of the EFA Board and invited experts Péter Bognár (Hungary), Dave Calhoun (UK), Giorgio Gosetti (Italy), Christophe Leparc (France), Jacob Neiendam (Denmark) and Alik Shpilyuk (Ukraine) has included further films. The over 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter.
The nominations will be announced at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain on 4 November 2017. A seven-member jury will decide the awards in the categories European Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Hair & Make-up Artist, Composer and Sound Designer.
The 30th European Film Awards will take place in Berlin on 9 December 2017.
The selected CEE films are:
A Gentle Creature / Krotkaya (France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Latvia)Directed by Sergei LoznitsaProduced by Slot Machine Coproduced by ARTE France Cinéma, Graniet Film BV, LOOKS Film & TV Produktionen,Solar Media Entertainment, Studio Uljana Kim, Wild at Heart, Film Angels Supported by the National Film Center of Latvia, the The Riga Film Fund, the Lithuanian Film Centre
Afterimage (Poland) Directed by Andrzej Wajda Produced by Akson Studio in coproduction with the National Audiovisual Institute, TVP, EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, Fundacja Tumult Supported by the Polish Film Institute with the logistic support from Lodz Film Commission
Ana, mon amour (Romania, Germany, France) Directed by Călin Peter Netzer Produced by Parada Film, coproduced by augenschein Filmproduktion, Sophie Dulac Productions Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (cnc.gov.ro), Eurimages, the MEDIA Programme, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée
Frost (Lithuania, France, Poland, Ukraine) Directed by Sharunas Bartas Produced by Studija Kinema, KinoElektron, InSight Media/Tato Film, Donten & Lacroix Films, KNM production, coproduced by Reborn Production
Godless (Bulgaria, Denmark, France) Directed by Ralitza Petrova Produced by Klas Film Coproduced by Snow Globe, Alcatraz Films, Film Factory production Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages
Ice Mother (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France)Directed by Bohdan SlámaProduced by NegativCoproduced by Artileria, Why Not Productions, Czech Television, Barrandov Studio, RTVSSupported by the State Cinematography Fund Czech Republic, Creative Europe-MEDIA Programme and Eurimages
Requiem for Mrs J / Rekvijem za gospodju J. (Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, France) Directed by Bojan Vuletić Produced by SEE Film Pro, Geopoly Film, Skopje Film Studio Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Macedonian Film Fund and Eurimages
Son of Sofia / O gios tis Sofias (Greece, France, Bulgaria) Directed by Elina Psykou Produced by Heretic Coproduced by KinoElektron, Chouchkov Brothers Supported by Eurimages, the Greek Film Centre, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe, ERT, Berlinale Residency
Spoor / Pokot (Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Agnieszka Holland Produced by TOR Film Production, coproduced by Heimatfilm GmbH, Chimney Group, Nutprodukce , nutprodukcia Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, Eurimages, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, MEDIA Programme and Polish-German Co-Development Fund
The Constitution / Ustav Republike Hrvatske (Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, UK) Directed by Rajko Grlić Produced by Interfilm Coproduced by In-Film, Sever&Sever, the Croatian Radio Television HRT and NP7, Revolution Production and Film and Music Entertainment Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radio Television, the Czech Film Foundation, Macedonian Film Agency, the Slovenian Film Centre, Eurimages and MEDIA Programme
The Last Family (Poland) Directed by Jan P. Matuszynski Produced by Aurum Film Coproduced by HBO Polska, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska Supported by the Polish Film Institute
The Teacher / Učitelka (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Jan Hřebejk Produced by PubRes,RTVS Coproduced by OffSide Men, Czech Television Supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Western (Germany Bulgaria, Austria) Directed by Valeska Grisebach Produced by Komplizen Film Production Coproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, Coop99, KNM, ZDF-Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte
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