16 MEDIA-funded films nominated for EFAs 2017

The nominations for the 2017 European Film Academy awards were announced at the Seville European Film Festival last week. Among the 27 feature films to receive a nomination, 16 have been supported through Creative Europe.

Ruben Östlund’s Palme d'Or winning The Square leads the way with five nominations, closely followed by Ildikó Enyedi’s Berlin Golden Bear winning On Body and Soul on four.

Two UK co-productions make the list, with Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent (UK, Poland) being nominated for best European Animated Feature and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Ireland/UK) receiving three nominations for direction (Yorgos Lanthimos), screenwriting (Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou) and acting (Colin Farrell). William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth (UK) received two nomintions - one for Florence Pugh's performance as the titular character, and the other in the Prix Fipresci discovery category.

A further 11 MEDIA-supported features have been nominated over nine categories including:

  • BPM (France) - European Film/ European Actor (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart)
  • Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (France) - Best Actresss (Juliette Binoche)
  • Farewell to Europe (Vor Der Morgenröte) (Austria/Germany/France) - Best Actor (Josef Hader)
  • Frantz (France/Germany) - European Screen Writer (François Ozon) and European Actress (Paula Beer)
  • Happy End (France/Austria/Germany) - European Actress (Isabelle Huppert) and European Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant)
  • King of the Belgians (Belgium/ The Netherlands/ Bulgaria ) – European Comedy
  • Louise by the Shore (Louise en Hiver) (France/ Canada) – European Animated Feature
  • Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (Spain) - European Discovery Prix Fipresci
  • The Other Side of Hope ( Toivon Tuolla Puolen) (Finland/ Germany) -  European Director (Aki Kaurismäki) and European Film
  • Vincent and the End of the World (Vincent)
  • Welcome to Germany (Willkommen Bei Den Hartmanns) (Germany) - European Comedy

The nominated films will be put before 3,000 EFA members who will vote for the winners, ahead of the awards ceremony on 9 December, in Berlin.

Find out more about the nominated features by visiting the European Film Awards website.

People’s choice award

Nine films will compete for the People’s Choice Award at this year’s awards ceremony, including UK productions Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Bridget Jone’s Baby . The general public had the opportunity to vote online for their favourite film between 1 September to 31 October. One lucky voter will win the chance to attend the ceremony next month!

Visit the People’s Choice Award website for more information about the selected titles.

Watch the ceremony live!

Curzon Home Cinema will be streaming the ceremony live from Berlin for all of those not lucky enough to be there. The ceremony will start at 6pm GMT, following the red carpet which starts at 5.00pm. Find out how to tune in on their website.