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 ...

50 Films in European Film Awards Selection 2014

50 Films in European Film Awards Selection 2014
During a press conference in Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 where this year’s 27th European Film Awards will take place, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards.

DVD Movie Review: The Master (2012) 5

DVD Movie Review: The Master (2012)
No mastery here Been a while, but I’m back now, happy to be back, thanks to everyone who has kept it with Picturenose. I just wish I could bring you better news upon my return, but such are the perils of writing about movies – every so often, you’re going to find one that has ...

Vote Opens for EFA People’s Choice Award 2014 2

Vote Opens for EFA People's Choice Award 2014
Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for: the audience. ...

DVD Movie Review: A Hard Day’s Night (1964) 1

DVD Movie Review: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
We at Picturenose would never boast that we have the world’s finest film critics. But we have some of the most honest (honest, guv). What other website gives you critics that openly admit their age? This writer mused on this when revisiting, and loving, A Hard Day’s Night(1964) the other day and hoping that he ...