Four UK films longlisted for the European Film Awards

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced 32 films for the first part of the EFA Film Selection; the second part will be announced in September.

The films will be recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2020, when 3,800 members of the European Film Academy will screen the selected films.

The nominations will then be announced on 7 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain and the 33rd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 12 December in Reykjavik.

Four UK films have been nominated for the first part of the EFA Film Selection:

  • DAU.Natasha (Germany, Russia, Ukraine, UK), directed by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Jekaterina Oertel, a story about Natasha, canteen boss in a secret Soviet research institute, who gets involved in an illegal affair until the State intervenes
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (UK,USA), directed by Armando Iannucci, a modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles
  • Falling (UK, Canada, Denmark), directed by Viggo Mortensen, a story about a conservative father who moves from his rural farm to live with his gay son's family in Los Angeles
  • Cat In The Wall (Bulgaria, UK, France), directed by Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva, set in South London where a Bulgarian family goes into serious conflict with their neighbours due to an abandoned cat.

See the full list of selected films on the EFA website.

Image: Producers Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday & Andrew Lowe with thier awards for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite at the 2019 EFA ceremony. The film won eight prizes include best film, best director, best comedy and best actress for Olivia Colman. Courtesy of EFA/Christian Schulz.