BERLIN: Cristian Mungiu’s contemporary drama Graduation is the only film from the CEE among the nine titles submitted for the EFA People's Choice Award 2017. The vote is open and the winner will be announced at the European Film Awards Ceremony set to take place in Berlin on 9 December 2017.
In 2016, the EFA People's Choice Award went to the Polish film Body / Ciało directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and produced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o..
Finalists of the EFA People's Choice Award 2017:
A Monster Calls (Spain)Directed by J.A. Bayona
Bridget Jones’s Baby (Ireland, UK, France, USA)Directed by Sharon Maguire
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK, USA)Directed by David Yates
Frantz (France, Germany)Directed by François Ozon
Graduation / Bacalaureat (Romania, Belgium, France)Produced by Mobra FilmsCoproduced by Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, France 3 CinémaSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages
Like Crazy / La pazza gioia (Italy)Directed by Paolo Virzì
The Commune / Kollektivet (Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands)Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Stefan Zweig - Farewell to Europe / For der Morgenröte (Germany, Austria, France)Directed by Maria Schrader
The Other Side of Hope / Toivon tuolla puolen (Finland, Germany)Directed by Aki Kaurismäki