27th European Film Awards: Winners

27th European Film Awards: Winners
The more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Riga on 14 December, the following awards were presented:

Top ten films available on Netflix Belgium

Top ten films available on Netflix Belgium
The pioneering film- and television series-streaming website, Netflix, was finally launched in Belgium this past September. Surprising to see it take over a decade for Netflix to determine Belgium worthy of its services. I remember almost 12 years ago when I first started my Netflix subscription in college. While I should have been studying or ...

European Co-production Award: Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney

European Co-production Award: Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney
This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney (pictured). Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.

Cinema Movie Review: [Rec] 4 Apocalypse

Cinema Movie Review: [Rec] 4 Apocalypse
Horror beyond horror So, happy horror hounds such as myself have been waiting for quite some time now for the definitive final installment of Catalonian and Spanish directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza‘s terrifying descent into darkness that began with [Rec] (2007), continued with [Rec] 2 (2009), and then was followed by the perhaps somewhat ...

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards
The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2014 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Members Ilann Girard (France) and Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany), EFA ...

More Than 300 Film Professionals Sign Appeal to Free Oleg Sentsov

More Than 300 Film Professionals Sign Appeal to Free Oleg Sentsov
European Film Academy and French Directors’ Guild support Ukrainian filmmaker The filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May ...

15 Short Film Nominations for European Film Awards 2014

15 Short Film Nominations for European Film Awards 2014
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions are proud to present this year’s short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

EFA: Honorary Award for Steve McQueen

EFA: Honorary Award for Steve McQueen
In recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film the European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Steve McQueen with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA. British video artist Steve McQueen began making short-subject works, almost exclusively silent and black-and-white. They included the short Bear (1993), which depicts a brief ...

Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)
A funny thing happens when you have a child. Like a couple of body parts on your partner, your free time gets sucked dry.  I have a pretty amazing child who has simple needs and doesn’t quickly resort to tantrums when needed. In fact, I’d say most of my family already believes my ten month ...

European Film Academy Nominates Three Animation Films

European Film Academy Nominates Three Animation Films
The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2014

Cinema Movie Review: Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013)

Cinema Movie Review: Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013)
Deeply unsatisfying Just like the auteur that he likes to think of himself as being, Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013) director Lars von Trier has whined on somewhat about how he did not approve of the release of his film being cut into two volumes, and that the only way to ‘appreciate’ his work completely is ...