Two Polish features: Essential
Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski and Sala
Samobójców (Suicide Room) by Jan Komasa, both
co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, are in official selection for
the European Film Awards.
Essential Killing and Suicide Room are among
45 feature films from 32 countries recommended for this year's European Film
Awards. Other films in this year's EFA selection include Melancholia by Lars von
Trier, In a Better World
by Suzanne Bier, and The
Skin I Live In by Pedro Almodóvar.
The 2,500 members of the European Film Academy will
vote for nominations in 17 categories. The list of nominated films will be
announced on November 5 at the Seville International Film Festival.
Two Polish films have already been nominated for this
year's European Film Awards in the Short Film category: the documentary Paparazzi by Piotr
Bernaś (at the 51st Krakow International Film Festival) and the feature
Opowieści z chłodni
(Frozen Stories) by Grzegorz Jaroszuk (at the 64th
Locarno International Film Festival). Both films were co-financed by the Polish
The European Film Awards are among Europe's most
prestigious forms of recognition in the world of filmmaking. In 2010, Katarzyna
Klimkiewicz received the European Film Award for Best Short Film for her
(Hanoi-Warsaw), also co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
The European Film Awards ceremony will be held on
December 3 in Berlin.
The complete list of films recommended for this year's
awards is available at: www.europeanfilmawards.eu.
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