24-10-2017

Record Number of European Oscar­ Entries at EFP's LA Screenings

 

Putting a spotlight on a record number of 28 European Oscar­ entries, EFP (European Film Promotion) offers additional screenings of the films in LA for Academy members, journalists, US-distributors and international buyers. With the special support of the EFP member organisations, the event helps the productions to stand out among a record number of 92 submissions for the 90th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This year the EFP SCREENINGS OF OSCAR­ ENTRIES FROM EUROPE are held from November 2 - 15 at a new location, the state of the art Dick Clark Screening Room. The campaign is financially supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations. 

Many of the European Oscar submissions feature European Shooting Stars or were made by EFP-related filmmakers. Notably four films were realized by participants of this year's edition of Producers on the Move (POM), such as the Georgian feature film debut, SCARY MOTHER, by Ana Urushadze, which was produced, amongst others, by Lasha Khalvashi. His fellow participant Gints Grube from Latvia realized THE CHRONICLES OF MELANIE, a wartime drama depicting the deportation of the Baltic people during the Stalin era. Alan Maher produced SONG OF GRANITE, the formally inventive portrait of traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney, while Maria Blicharska from Poland produced the Lithuanian submission FROST together with colleagues from Lithuania, France and the Ukraine.