Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

European Film Academy releases part one of awards shortlist films including ‘Falling,’ ‘Personal History of David Copperfield’

Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the EFA Feature Film Selection 2020 is announced in two steps. Today, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the titles of the 32 films in the first part, the second part will be announced in September. This will allow the inclusion of films that would have premiered by May 31 2020 – be it at a festival or at a regular cinema – but could not due to the pandemic, provided they will premiere theatrically or online before the end of November 2020. Together, the films from Parts 1 and 2 form the EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2020.

The films have been selected by a committee consisting of the EFA Board and invited experts. In the coming weeks, the over 3,800 members of the European Film Academy will screen the selected films and, after Part 2 has been announced, vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter. The nominations will then be announced on November 7 at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. An 8-member jury will decide on the award recipients in the categories European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects.

The 33rd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on December 12 in Reykjavik.

Here is the shortlist of 32 films from Part 1:

Adults in the Room – Costa-Gavras (France/Greece)
Atlantis – Valentyn Vasyanovich (Ukraine)
Bad Tales – Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo (Italy/Switzerland)
Berlin Alexanderplatz – Burhan Qurbani (Germany/Netherlands)
Between Heaven and Earth – Najwa Najjar (Palestine/Luxembourg/Iceland)
Cat in the Wall – Mina Mileva & Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/UK/France)
Charlatan – Agnieszka Holland (Czech Republic/Ireland/Poland/Slovakia)
Charter – Amanda Kernell (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)
Corpus Christi – Jan Komasa (Poland/France) – review
DAU. Natasha – Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel (Germany/Ukraine/UK/Russia)
Delete History – Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern (France/Belgium)
Echo – Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland/France)
Falling – Viggo Mortensen (UK/Canada/Denmark)
Father – Srdan Golubović (Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Final Report – István Szabó (Hungary)
Hidden Away – Giorgio Diritti (Italy)
Hope – Maria Sødahl (Norway/Sweden)
Let There Be Light – Marko Škop (Slovakia/Czech Republic)
Martin Eden – Pietro Marcello (Italy/France)
Mother – Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
Motherland – Tomas Vengris (Lithuania/Latvia/Greece/Germany)
My Little Sister – Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond (Switzerland)
Persian Lessons – Vadim Perelman (Russia/Germany/Belarus)
Servants – Ivan Ostrochovský (Slovakia/Romania/Czech Republic/Ireland)
The Endless Trench – Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño & Jose Mari Goenaga (Spain/France)
The Painted Bird – Václav Marhoul (Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia) – review
The Personal History of David Copperfield – Armando Iannucci (UK/USA) – review
The Platform – Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia (Spain)
Undine – Christian Petzold (Germany/France)
Uppercase Print – Radu Jude (Romania)
Vitalina Varela – Pedro Costa (Portugal)
Wildland – Jeanette Nordahl (Denmark)

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