The 2017 European Film Awards – The European Film Academy

Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the ceremony of the European Film Awards which are presented jointly with EFA Productions gGmbH.

In a total of 22 categories, among them European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema.

“On Body and Soul” is one of the best world’s fantastic films in 2017.

Five of Europe’s highest-profile — 2017 art films, all already top winners at the Berlin or Cannes festivals, Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” and Alexey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” will face off against Ildiko Enyedi’s “On Body and Soul”, Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” and Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope” for best picture at this year’s European Film Awards.

The awards ceremony takes place in Berlin every second year.

In the other years, the Awards travel: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Malta, Riga, Wroclaw …

This year’s 30th European Film Awards take place in Berlin on 9 December 2017 – streamed live on

The nominations for the 30th European Film Awards are:

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 51 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2017! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

From Cannes, Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner “The Square“;
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Jury Prize winner “Loveless“;
and Robin Campillo’s Grand Prize laureate “BPM” are all up for Best European Film.

So are Berlin Golden Bear winner “On Body And Soul” from Ildikó Enyedi and “The Other Side Of Hope” for which Aki Kaurismäki took the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director.

Each of the films, save the latter, is their country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (from Sweden, Russia, France and Hungary, respectively).

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is for sure a masterpiece of fantastika, haunting and singular and strange, but it’s also icy, remote, and too enigmatic.

Four of the movies are also vying for Best European Director with Yorgos Lanthimos slotting into the race for “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer”. That film’s Colin Farrell is up for Best Actor in a field that includes Claes Bang (“The Square“), Josef Hader (“Stefan Zweig – Farewell To Europe“), Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (“BPM“) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (“Happy End“).

Also from Michael Haneke’s “Happy End“, Isabelle Huppert is in the Best Actress category with Paula Beer (“Frantz“), Juliette Binoche (“Bright Sunshine In“), Alexandra Borbély (“On Body And Soul“) and Florence Pugh (“Lady Macbeth“).

BPM, dir: Robin Campillo
Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
On Body And Soul, dir: Ildikó Enyedi
The Other Side Of Hope, dir: Aki Kaurismaki
The Square, dir: Ruben Ostlund

Austerlitz, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Communion, dir: Anna Zamecka
La Chana, dir: Lucija Stojevic
Stranger In Paradise, dir: Guido Hendrikx
The Good Postman, dir: Tonislav Hristov

Ildikó Enyedi, On Body And Soul
Aki Kaurismäki, The Other Side Of Hope
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Ruben Östlund, The Square
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless

Paula Beer, Frantz
Juliette Binoche, Bright Sunshine In
Alexandra Borbély, On Body And Soul
Isabelle Huppert, Happy End
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Claes Bang, The Square
Colin Farrell, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Josef Hader, Stefan Zweig – Farewell To Europe
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Happy End

Ildikó Enyedi, On Body And Soul
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless
Ruben Östlund, The Square
François Ozon, Frantz

King of the Belgians (Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens, Belgium, The Netherlands, Bulgaria)
The Square, (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark)
Vincent and the End of the World, (Christophe van Rompaey, Belgium, France)
Welcome to Germany, (Simon Verhoeven, Germany)

Ethel & Ernest, (Roger Mainwood, U.K., Luxembourg)
Louise by the Shore (Jean-François Laguionie, France, Canada)
Loving Vincent, (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Poland, U.K.)
Zombillenium, (Arthur de Pins , Alexis Ducord, France, Belgium)


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