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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2022

European Film Academy announces the first part of the 2022 European Film Awards selection

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- Consulted by a diverse range of European invited experts, the Academy Board has chosen 30 films to vie for the awards, and will round off the selection in September

European Film Academy announces the first part of the 2022 European Film Awards selection
Alcarràs by Carla Simón

The European Film Awards will be presented on 10 December in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the selection procedure is in full swing. The European Film Academy Board – consulted by a diverse range of European invited experts – has chosen 30 films to be part of the Academy's 2022 Feature Film Selection. The selection includes films recommended to all Academy members for a nomination for the awards. In a second part, 10-15 further titles for the Feature Film Selection will be announced in September.

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As a reminder, eligible for the European Film Awards are European feature films which, among other criteria, had their first official screening between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022 and have a European director (exceptions can be made by the Board should a film director not be European “provided they have a European refugee or similar status or have lived in Europe and worked in the European film industry for at least five consecutive years"). Furthermore, the selection is based on the Diversity & Inclusion Standards of the European Film Academy (read here).

With this announcement, the first step in the three-stage awarding procedure is completed. In the coming weeks, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy will start to watch the selected films and after the final announcement of all films vote on the nominations in the feature film categories European Film, European Director, European Actor, European Actress and European Screenwriter as well as for the nominations in the category European Documentary. Based on the votes of the participating members, the nominations will be made public on 8 November 2022, during the Seville European Film Festival. The members of the European Film Academy will then vote for the winners.

Additionally to the voting, the selected films will be considered for the Excellence Awards in the categories European Cinematography, European Editing, European Production Design, European Costume Design, European Make-up & Hair, European Original Score, European Sound and European Visual Effects which will be determined by an eight-member jury consisting of representatives of the different arts and crafts. As usual, there will be no nominations in these categories.

The selected films:

Alcarràs [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
interview: Giovanni Pompili
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]
 - Carla Simón (Spain/Italy)
As Far As I Can Walk [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stefan Arsenijević
film profile
]
- Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia/Luxembourg/France/Bulgaria/Lithuania)
Beautiful Beings [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/Czech Republic)
Belfast [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Kenneth Branagh (UK/Ireland)
Benediction [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Terence Davies (UK)
Boy From Heaven [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Tarik Saleh
film profile
]
- Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland)
Burning Days [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
- Emin Alper (Turkey/France/Germany/Netherlands/Greece/Croatia)
Close [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 - Lukas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Corsage [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Marie Kreutzer
film profile
]
- Marie Kreutzer (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)
Eo [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 - Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy)
Girl Picture [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Alli Haapasalo
film profile
]
- Alli Haapasalo (Finland)
Godland [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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]
- Hlynur Pálmason (Denmark/Iceland/France/Sweden)
Holy Spider [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Ali Abbasi (Denmark/Germany/Sweden/France)
Maixabel [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]
 - Iciar Bollain (Spain)
Mediterranean Fever [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Maha Haj (Germany/France/Cyprus/Palestine)
More Than Ever [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Emily Atef (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Norway)
Nostalgia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mario Martone
film profile
]
- Mario Martone (Italy/France)
One Fine Morning [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany/UK/USA)
Pacifiction [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Albert Serra
film profile
]
- Albert Serra (France/Spain/Germany/Portugal)
Parallel Mothers [+see also:
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trailer
making of
film profile
]
- Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Andreas Dresen
film profile
]
- Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
Reflection [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Valentyn Vasyanovych
film profile
]
 - Valentyn Vasyanovych (Ukraine)
The Beasts [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Isabe…
film profile
]
- Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
The Eight Mountains [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Felix van Groeningen & Char…
film profile
]
- Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch (Italy/Belgium/France)
The Hole [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
film profile
]
- Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy/Germany/France)
The Quiet Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Colm Bairéad
film profile
]
- Colm Bairéad (Ireland)
Tori and Lokita [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
- Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)
Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
- Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/UK)
Will-O'-The-Wisp [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France)
Women Do Cry [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
]
- Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/France)

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