Magazine article Screen International

European Film Awards Select 15 Documentaries

Magazine article Screen International

European Film Awards Select 15 Documentaries

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The European Film Academy has unveiled the 15 documentaries that have been recommended for nomination for this year's European Film Awards.

The selection includes Fire At Sea, Gianfranco Rosi's documentary about the refugee crisis that won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Other titles include Tom Fassaert's A Family Affair, which opened IDFA last Nov; Pieter-Jan De Pue's The Land Of The Enlightened, which won a cinematography award at Sundance in January; and The Event, from Palme d'Or nominated director Sergei Loznitsa.

EFA Members will now vote for five documentary nominations ahead of an awards ceremony on Dec 10 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Ten documentary festivals each put forward one film, which received its world premiere at the respective festival's latest edition. The festivals included IDFA (Netherlands), CPH:DOX (Denmark), Visions du Réel (Switzerland), DokLeipzig (Germany), Docslisboa (Portugal), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece), Jihlava (Czech Republic), Cinéma du Réel (France), Krakow Film Festival (Poland) and Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)

EFA DOCUMENTARY SELECTION 2016

* 21 X New York (Pol), Piotr Stasik

* A Family Affair (Neth-Bel), Tom Fassaert

* A German Life (Austria), Christian Krönes, Olaf S. …

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