Awards: EFA Nominates Three Documentaries

efa-press-releaseThe European Film Academy has announced the three nominations in the category European Documentary 2013. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura, producer (Spain), EFA Member Despina Mouzaki, producer (Greece), as well as documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (Netherlands) and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) decided on the following nominations:

The Act of Killing
Denmark/Norway/UK, 159 mins
DIRECTED BY: Joshua Oppenheimer
PRODUCED BY: Signe Byrge Sørensen

Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers, dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys.

L’Escale (Stop-Over)
Switzerland/France, 100 mins
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Kaveh Bakhtiari
PRODUCED BY: Elisabeth Garbar and Heinz Dill

In Athens, Amir, an Iranian immigrant, has a modest flat which has become a place of transit for migrants who, like him, have chosen to leave their country.

L’image manquante (The Missing Picture)
France/Cambodia, 90 mins
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Rithy Panh
PRODUCED BY: Catherine Dussart

For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia…

The nominated documentaries will soon be submitted to the 2,900 EFA members to elect the winner. The European Documentary 2013 will then be presented at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, 7 Decemberstreamed live here.

The European Film Awards 2013 are presented by the European Film Academy e.V. and EFA Productions gGmbH. Public supporters: FFA German Federal Film Board, German State Lottery Berlin, German State Minister for Culture and the Media, MEDIA Programme of the EU, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Private partners: 40seconds, Aveda, GLS, Hôtel Concorde Berlin, M∙A∙C, Mast-Jägermeister SE and ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH.

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