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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021

Six debut films nominated for the European Film Awards

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- Films by Laura Wandel, Valdimar Jóhansson, Ninja Thyberg, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Philipp Yuryev and Emerald Fennell vie for the European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI award

Six debut films nominated for the European Film Awards
Playground by Laura Wandel

The European Film Academy has announced the nominees for the European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of European Film Academy Board Members Anita Juka (Croatia) and Joanna Szymańska (Poland), producer-screenwriter Paula Alvarez Vaccaro (UK/Italy), producer Vladimer Katcharava (Georgia) as well as film critics Marta Bałaga (Finland/Poland), Janet Baris (Turkey), Andrei Plakhov (Russia), Frédéric Ponsard (France) and Britt Sørensen (Norway) as representatives of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics).

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The nominees are:

Beginning [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili
film profile
]
- Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia/France)
Lamb [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Valdimar Jóhannsson
film profile
]
- Valdimar Jóhansson (Iceland/Sweden/Poland)
Playground [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laura Wandel
film profile
]
- Laura Wandel (Belgium)
Pleasure [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ninja Thyberg
film profile
]
- Ninja Thyberg (Sweden/Netherlands/France)
Promising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell (USA/UK)
The Whaler Boy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Philipp Yuryev
film profile
]
- Philipp Yuryev (Russia/Poland/Belgium)

The nominated films will soon be made available on the European Film Academy’s VOD Platform to the more than 4,100 members who elect the winner. The European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the 34th European Film Awards ceremony on Saturday, 11 December.

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