Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for European Film Awards Feature and Documentary Competitions

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    BERLIN: Sixteen feature films and three documentaries from FNE partner countries have been included in part one of the Feature Film Selection and Documentary Film Selection, respectively, for the European Film Awards 2021.

    The first part of the Feature Film Selection has 40 titles and the Documentary Film Selection has 15 titles. More films than ever have been selected in 2021, according to the European Film Academy (EFA).

    More feature films will be announced in September 2021.

    The over 4,000 members of the EFA will vote for the nominations in the feature film categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter as well as for the European Documentary.

    Based on the votes of all members, the nominations will be made public on 9 November 2021 during the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. An eight-member jury will decide on the award recipients in the categories European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects.

    Films from FNE Partner Countries in the Feature Film Selection – Part 1:

    Apples (Greece, Poland, Slovenia)
    Directed by Christos Nikou
    Produced by Boo Productions (GR)
    Coproduced by Lava Films (PL), Perfo Production (SI)
    Supported by the Greek Film Center, ERT, the Polish Film Institute , MEDIA – Creative Europe

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn / Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc (Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia)
    Directed by Radu Jude
    Produced by microFILM (RO)
    Coproduced by Paul Thiltges Distributions (LU), endorfilm (CZ) and  Kinorama (HR)
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Cinéworld - Film Fund Luxembourg, the Czech Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) 

    Beginning (Georgia, France)
    Directed by Déa Kulumbegashvili
    Produced by First Picture (GE)
    Coproduced by Zagid Films(FR), O.F.A (GE)
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Centre, JSFL, Netherlands Film Fonds and Hubert Bals Fund

    Brother's Keeper / Okul Tıraşı (Turkey, Romania)
    Directed by Ferit Karahan
    Produced by Asteros Film (TR)
    Coproduced by Flama Booking (RO)
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Conference (Russia, Estonia, Italy, UK)
    Directed by Ivan Tverdovskiy
    Produced by Vega Film (RU), Ark Pictures (RU), Nafta Films (EE)
    Coproduced by Reason8 Films (UK), Revolver Films production (IT)
    Supported by the Estonian Film Institute , the Cultural Endowment of EstoniaEurimages

    Forest - I See You Everywhere / Rengeteg - mindenhol látlak (Hungary)
    Directed by Bence Fliegauf
    Produced by Inforg-M&M Film
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary

    The Hive (Kosovo, Switzerland, Albania, North Macedonia)
    Directed by Blerta Basholli
    Produced by Industria Film (Kosovo), Iköne Studio (Kosovo), Alva Film (Switzerland), Alb Sky Film Production, Black Cat Production (North Macedonia)
    Supported by the Kosovan Cinematographic Center (KCC), the Switzerland Federal Office for Culture FOC and Cineforom, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Albanian National Center of Cinematography

    Luzzu (Malta)
    Directed by Alex Camilleri
    Produced by Noruz Films, Luzzu Ltd, Pellikola, Maborosi Films
    Supported by the Malta Film Fund and the financial incentives provided by the Malta Film Commission and the Government of Malta

    Natural Light / Természetes fény (Hungary, Belgium, Latvia, France, Germany)
    Directed by Dénes Nagy
    Produced by Campfilm (HU)
    Coproduced by Novak Prod (BE), Mistrus Media (LV), Lilith Films (FR), Propeller Film  (DE), Proton Cinema (HU)
    Supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary, the National Film Centre of LatviaEurimages, Aides aux Cinémas du Monde, Creative Europe MEDIA, Torino Film Lab

    Never Gonna Snow Again (Poland, Germany)
    Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert
    Produced by Lava Films (PL)
    Coproduced by Kino ŚwiatMazovia Warsaw Film CommissionDI Factory (PL), Bayerischer Rundfunk (DE), in cooperation with Arte
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Polish-German Film Fund, Cinecopro Award, Amsterdam Post Lab

    Nowhere Special (Italy, UK, Romania)
    Directed by: Uberto Pasolini
    Produced by: Picomedia SRL (IT), Nowhere Special Ltd (UK), Digital Cube (RO), in association with RAI Cinema
    Supported by Northern Ireland Screen, the Romanian Film Centre,  Eurimages

    Oasis (Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Ivan Ikić
    Produced by SENSE Production (RS)
    Coproduced by Tramal Films (SI), Kepler Film (HL), Les Films d’Antoine (FR), SCCA / Pro.ba (BiH)
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Slovenian Film Center, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Sarajevo Cinema FundCreative Europe MEDIA and Eurimages

    Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Hungary)
    Directed by Lili Horvat
    Produced by Poste Restante
    Supported by the Hungarian National Film Institute 

    Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway)
    Directed by Jasmila Žbanić
    Produced by Deblokada (BA)
    Coproduced by coop99 filmproduktion (AT), Digital Cube (RO), N279 (HOL), Razor Film (DE), Extreme Emotions (PL), Indie Prod, Torden Film (NO), TRT,  ZDF arte , ORF (Film/Television-Agreement), BHRT (BA)
    Supported by EurimagesVlada FBiH – Ministarstvo obrazovanja, the Romanian Film CentreFondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Austrian Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Incentive, the Polish Film Institute, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ACM, CNC, IF, Filmfonds Wien, Sørfond, Creative Europe, Ministarstvo kulture i sporta Kantona Sarajevo, the Foundation Open Society Institute 

    The Whaler Boy (Russia, Poland, Belgium)
    Directed by Philipp Yuryev
    Produced by Rock Films
    Coproduced by Orka Film, Man’s Film Productions
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? / Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt? (Germany, Georgia)
    Directed by Alexandre Koberidze
    Produced by DFFB (DE)
    Coproduced by Sakdoc (GE)
    Supported by MBB and RBB, the Georgian National Film Center

    Films from FNE Partner Countries in the Documentary Film Selection:

    A New Shift / Noová Šichta (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Jindrich Andrš 

    Gorbachev. Heaven / Gorbačovs. Paradize (Latvia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Vitaly Manskiy 

    Taming the Garden (Switzerland, Germany, Georgia)
    Directed by Salomé Jashi 

    This Rain Will Never Stop (Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar)
    Directed by Alina Gorlova

    Click HERE to see the first part of the Feature Film Selection

    Click HERE to see the Documentary Selection