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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2016

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15 documentaries selected for the 2016 European Film Awards

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- Acclaimed titles such as A Family Affair, Fire at Sea and Lost and Beautiful have been selected

15 documentaries selected for the 2016 European Film Awards
A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards.

Ten documentary festivals have recommended to the committee one film each which has had its world premiere at the respective festival's latest edition. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network EDN, these festivals are: 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).

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Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, consisting of EFA board members Vanessa Henneman (the Netherlands), Roberto Cicutto (Italy) and Marek Rozenbaum (Israel), documentary filmmaker Alexander Nanau and documentary expert Paul Pauwels (European Documentary Network, Belgium) decided on the EFA Documentary Selection. EFA Members will now vote for five documentary nominations. Based on these nominations, the EFA Members will then elect the 'European Documentary 2016' which will be announced during the awards ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016.

This is the 2016 EFA documentary selection:

21 X New York - Piotr Stasik (Poland)
A Family Affair [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Fassaert
film profile
]
- Tom Fassaert (Netherlands/Belgium)
A German Life - Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer (Austria)
Becoming Zlatan - Fredrik & Magnus Gertten (Sweden/Netherlands/Italy)
Déjà Vu - Jon Bang Carlsen (Denmark)
Europe, She Loves [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Gassmann
film profile
]
- Jan Gassmann (Switzerland/Germany)
Fire at Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
- Gianfranco Rosi (Italy/France)
Herr Von Bohlen - André Schäfer (Germany)
Lost and Beautiful [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pietro Marcello ­
film profile
]
- Pietro Marcello (Italy)
Mallory - Helena Třeštíková (Czech Republic)
Mr. Gaga [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Tomer Heymann (Israel/Sweden/Germany/Netherlands)
The Event [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands/Belgium)
The Land Of The Enlightened [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Pieter-Jan De Pue (Belgium/Ireland/Netherlands/Germany)
The Longest Run - Marianna Economou (Greece)
We'll Be Alright [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Alexander Kuznetsov (France)

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