A warm welcome to a new procedure from EFA (European Film Academy) that has published a shortlist of 15 European documentaries from which 5 will be nominated for the award to be given at the EFA ceremony in Berlin in December. The shortlist has been put together from lists of three films given by 10 important European documentary festivals.
I am happy to see Phie Ambo’s ”Good Things Await”, Camilla Nielsson’s ”Democrats”, Sean McAllister’s ”A Syrian Love Story”, Ivan Gergolet’s ”Dancing with Maria”, Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov and Dmitry Stoykov’s ”All Things Ablaze” (photo), Oppenheimer’s ”The Look of Silence”, Asif Kapadia’s ”Amy”, Gábor Hörcher’s ”Drifter” and ”Toto and his Sisters” by Alexander Nanau on the list, all films that I have seen and appreciate – in different levels and ways… and looking forward to watch the remaining 6, use the link below to get the titles.
And a quote from the same website:
”It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first ever EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year’s European Film Awards.
The change follows a decision by the EFA Board to “acknowledge the growing importance of European documentary cinema,” says Israeli producer Marek Rozenbaum, EFA Board Member on the documentary committee, “there is a growing number of excellent documentaries which have to be seen by the members…”