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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2018

The EFA makes its 15-strong Documentary Selection

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- The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards

The EFA makes its 15-strong Documentary Selection
A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

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 suggested one film each, which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition, to the committee. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network (EDN), these festivals are: Cinéma du Réel (France), CPH:DOX (Denmark), Doclisboa (Portugal), DOK Leipzig (Germany), IDFA (Netherlands), Ji.hlava (Czech Republic), Krakow Film Festival (Poland), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece) and Visions du Réel (Switzerland).

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Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, consisting of EFA board member Ira von Gienanth (Germany), festival programmers Marek Hovorka (Czech Republic) and Elena Subirà I Roca (Spain), producer Nik Powell (UK) and commissioning editor Sari Volanen (Finland), 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 winner of European Documentary 2018, which will be announced during the awards ceremony on 15 December in Seville. 

Here is the 2018 EFA Documentary Selection:

A Woman Captured [+see also:
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 – Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Hungary/Germany)
Bergman – A Year in a Life [+see also:
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 – Jane Magnusson (Sweden/Norway)
End of Life [+see also:
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 – Paweł Wojtasik and John Bruce (Greece/USA)
Meteors [+see also:
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interview: Gürcan Keltek
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 – Gürcan Keltek (Netherlands/Turkey)
Of Fathers and Sons [+see also:
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 – Talal Derki (Germany/Syria/Lebanon/Qatar)
Samouni Road [+see also:
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interview: Stefano Savona
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 – Stefano Savona (Italy/France)
Srbenka [+see also:
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interview: Nebojša Slijepčević
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 – Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia)
Tarzan’s Testicles [+see also:
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interview: Alexandru Solomon
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 – Alexandru Solomon (Romania/France)
The Dead Nation [+see also:
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 – Radu Jude (Romania)
The Distant Barking of Dogs [+see also:
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 - Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/Finland/Sweden)
The Lust for Power [+see also:
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 - Tereza Nvotová (Slovakia/Czech Republic)
The Other Side of Everything [+see also:
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interview: Mila Turajlić
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 – Mila Turajlic (Serbia/France)
The Other Side of the Wall [+see also:
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 – Pau Ortiz (Spain/Mexico)
The Poetess [+see also:
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 - Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff (Germany/United Arab Emirates)
The Silence of Others [+see also:
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 – Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Spain/USA)

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