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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