05-02-2008

EFA -- Focus on Future of European Film (Feb. 5)

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY e.V./ Director: Marion Döring / Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
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Press release # 2/2008
SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN FILM
EFA Board decides to focus on promotion and training of young
filmmakers and future audiences
Following the successful celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the European Film
Awards, the European Film Academy's Board has met at the Göteborg
International Film Festival in Sweden to work on the challenges of the next decade
of the Awards and their 21st edition to be held in Copenhagen.
The Academy is particularly proud that the Awards are hosted in the country that
has produced creators of world stature, from Dreyer to Dogma, and that has
traditionally sustained a confident and dynamic film industry, with an amazing
work in all areas of education, distribution and creation of new films.
In the spirit of its founders, among these Ingmar Bergman, István Szabó, Federico
Fellini, Claude Chabrol, and Lord Richard Attenborough, the Board of the European
Film Academy, in its continuing effort to promote the films made by European
talent, has decided to offer the new generations of European creators the chance
to be more involved in its activities.
In this line, EFA is developing a system to promote new discoveries at European
film festivals. EFA will also support and create awareness for the work of young
film students and for training programmes in different European countries. A
special focus of EFA's commitment in the upcoming years will be on teaching the
next generations the language of the moving image and the language of European
cinema.
Gothenburg and Berlin, 5 February 2008
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