Still from A Syrian Love Story

First films and documentaries join EFA awards nominees

A selection of five directors' first features have been announced to join the nominees competing for the European Film Awards, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 12 December 2015. These films are in the running for the European Discovery FIPRESCI Prize, which is presented annually to an up-and-coming director for their debut full-length film. The selection includes UK/New Zealand co-production Slow West, alongside films from Austria, Germany and France

In addition, the European Film Academy (EFA) has announced a Documentary Selection for the first time in the awards' history. A list of 15 films have been selected, including Amy and A Syrian Love Story  from the UK. 

You can view the full list of nominated documentaries on the EFA website.

Photo: Sean McAllister's documentary A Syrian Love Story has been nominated for a European Film Award.