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European Film Academy welcomes record number of 462 new members

The European Film Academy welcomes 462 film professionals as new members, who will all be eligible to vote. The names of all new members have been announced on Europe Day, 9 May 2023. Members are invited once per year. A record of invited European filmmakers has accepted membership this year, strengthening the voice of European cinema all over the continent.

Among the new members, 50% are women, 49% are men or 1% defines as non-binary. Most new members stem from Germany (68), France (38), Switzerland (37), Poland (36), Italy (33), Spain (24), UK (28) and Ukraine (26), but also numerous members have joined from the Netherlands (19), Sweden (13), Serbia (11), Austria (10), Norway (9), Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland, Turkey (all 8), Belgium and Denmark (both 7). A fifth of the new members joining are young members under 36 years old. This strengthens the representation of a younger yet notable generation of European filmmakers within the European Film Academy. Overall, an increasing number of members representing the arts and crafts of cinema have been invited. In the upcoming years, the European Film Academy is keen to further increase the number of members working as editors, production designers, sound designers, composers, hair and make-up artists or costume designers.

New members of the European Film Academy include Kurdwin Ayub (Austria), Marie Kreutzer (Austria), Sebastian Meise (Austria), Aliaksei Paluyan (Belarus), Michiel Dhont (Belgium), Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Czech Republic), Vicki Berlin (Denmark), Elliot Crosset Hove (Denmark), Laura Birn (Finland), Sherwan Haji (Finland), Karim Aïnouz (Germany), Christopher Aoun (Germany), Charly Hübner (Germany), Meltem Kaplan (Germany), Paulina Lorenz (Germany), Abdullah Emre Öztürk (Germany), Christiane Paul (Germany), Frank Petzold (Germany), Philipp Scheffner (Germany), Faraz Shariat (Germany), Ina Weisse (Germany), Pipaluk Kreutzmann Jørgensen (Greenland), Katalin Bársony (Hungary), Hera Hilmar (Iceland), Valdimar Jóhansson (Iceland), Willem Dafoe (Italy), Laura Samani (Italy), Signe Baumane (Latvia), Stephanie Stremler (Luxembourg), Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland), Aleksandra Terpińska (Poland), André Santos (Portugal), Marco Leão (Portugal), Adam Davenport (Serbia), Jasna Đuričić (Serbia), Erdal Murat Aktaş (Spain), Séverine Cornamusaz (Switzerland), Louis Hothothot (Netherlands), Dana Nechushtan (Netherlands), Walter Stokman (Netherlands), Kutluğ Ataman (Turkey), Anastasia Karpenko (Ukraine) Christina Tynkevych (Ukraine), Mia Bays (UK).

Among the new members of the European Film Academy are also 8 Romani filmmakers, stemming from the Roma populations in Hungary, UK, Germany, Austria, Kosovo and Sweden. 

All members of the European Film Academy are committed to supporting the idea of a united European cinema, instead of promoting mere national interests. All members can register to vote every year and by doing so get access to the Academy Selection of films which are the pool from which nominations and award winners are chosen. Additionally, the Academy organizes events throughout the year, both in-person or online, that help members to connect to each other. Special focus programmes on the Academy VOD platform promote European films and are exclusively accessible to members. Building a European film community of filmmakers, and by doing so growing interest and accessibility of European cinema to a community of film-lovers is one of the main drives of the European Film Academy throughout the year.

Currently, the European Film Academy has 4,600 members in 52 countries.

Originally, the European Film Academy was founded by renown European filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman, Pedro Almodóvar, Liliana Cavani, Claude Chabrol, Federico Fellini, Isabelle Huppert, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastrioianni, David Puttnam, Hanna Schygulla, István Szabó, Liv Ullmann, and Wim Wenders – and limited to a maximum of 99 members. Since the 1990s, the number of members has gradually increased. Since 2020, the number of Academy members has increased with 20%.

The European Film Academy seeks to support and connect its 4,600 members and celebrates and promotes their work. Its aims are to share knowledge and to educate audiences of all ages about European cinema. Positioning itself as a leading organization and facilitating crucial debates within the industry, the Academy strives to unite everyone who loves European cinema, culminating annually in the Month of European Film and the European Film Awards,strengthening European film heritage, and by launching the European Film Club for young audiences in autumn 2023.

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35 European cinemas celebrated Month of European Film

After four weeks of celebrating the great diversity of European film, the newly introduced Month of European Film came to an end at last Saturday’s dazzling celebration of the European Film Awards in Reykjavík. Across Europe, thanks to the Academy’s partner Europa Cinemas, flagship cinemas in 35 countries participated. In hundreds of screenings, often packed and sometimes even sold out, they highlighted European films, presented special programmes, events and dedicated retrospectives. Furthermore, during the whole month, the global streaming platform MUBI presented their subscribers a special focus on European films, allowing film lovers around the world to participate.

“With establishing Europe’s own film and award season we wanted to strengthen the visibility of films made in Europe – both on a national and a European level. Looking at the effort and the many activities of participating cinemas from Malta to Estonia, from Portugal to Ukraine creating their own local platform for European film under the pan-European umbrella of the Month of European Film, we already achieved this with our very first edition in 2022. The enthusiasm and commitment all our partners put into this four-week-window is more than amazing and makes me happy and proud”, says Matthijs Wouter Knol, CEO and Director of the European Film Academy. “The Month of European Film is a choice we made ourselves: we want European cinema, European stories to be a large part of our daily reality. The choice for European film can only be done by prioritising the visibility of European content and making sure it has a dedicated space. We are very much looking forward to further establishing and developing the Month of European Film as well as including more and more places and ways for film-enthusiasts to join in this great celebration of European films.”

The Month of European Film kicked off on 13 November with the European Arthouse Cinema Day, a project organised by CICAE, and the European Film Academy’s yearly Young Audience Award, followed by many different activities: There have been retrospectives from renowned European filmmakers such as Lars von Trier (in Prague, Czech Republic), Jacques Tati (in Kolding, Denmark), Jonas Mekas (in Prishtina, Kosovo and in Tel Aviv, Israel), as well as Agnes Varda (in Ferrol, Spain). Participating cinemas organised festivals and focus weeks dedicated to European films such as the Human World Filmfestival (in Vienna, Austria), the Student Film Festival (in Rijeka, Croatia), the Ukrainian Film Festival (in Orion, Helsinki), the French Film Festival (in Glasgow, UK), the Spanish Film Festival (in Milan, Italy), the Hungarian Film Week in Bucharest (Romania), the Spanish Film Focus in Wroclaw (Poland), the Francophone Film Festival in Prishtina (Kosovo), an Italian retrospective with Italian cuisine in Kyiv (Ukraine) and the Nordic Films Retrospective in Tel Aviv (Israel). Some cinemas offered special programmes like the Documentary Monday (in Prague, Czech Republic), MonGAY (in Berlin, Germany), Wednesday Screenings for Seniors (in Wroclaw, Poland), a family & children programme on Sundays (in Ferol, Spain), short films screenings for people living with dementia (in Kolding, Denmark), screenings of films by female directors and much more. Many of the screenings were accompanied by a Q&A with directors and other talents, film parties, receptions or other events.

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The European Film Academy is delighted to have broadened its partnership with the global streaming platform MUBI which featured 100 European films from classics to truly great new films, in the original language during the Month of European Film.

The Month of European Film is an initiative of the European Film Academy supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union and working together with partners such as Europa Cinemas, CICAE and MUBI and many local partners.

Sechs weitere Filme in Spiel- und Dokumentarfilmauswahl

Nachdem bereits 30 Spiel- und 13 Dokumentarfilme der Filmauswahl der European Film Academy bekannt gegeben wurden, gehen sechs weitere Titel ins Rennen um eine Nominierung für die European Film Awards: Fünf Spielfilme und ein Dokumentarfilm wurden vom Academy-Vorstand – beraten von einem Komitee aus europäischen Filmexpertinnen und -experten – ausgewählt. Die Nominierungen für die European Film Awards werden am 8. November bekannt gegeben. Die Verleihung findet am 10. Dezember in Reykjavík statt und würdigt herausragende Leistungen des europäischen Kinos.

Die folgenden fünf Filme werden in die Spielfilmauswahl aufgenommen:

AFTERSUN von Charlotte Wells (Großbritannien)
IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES von Edward Berger (Deutschland)
SAINT OMER von Alice Diop (Frankreich)
THE SOUVENIR: PART II von Joanna Hogg (Vereinigtes Königreich)
VERA, von Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel (Österreich)


THE MARCH ON ROME von Mark Cousins (Italien)

wird der Auswahl der Dokumentarfilme hinzugefügt.

Weitere Informationen zu den ausgewählten Filmen, einschließlich Synopsis, Besetzung, Stabliste und Statements der Regisseur*innen (falls verfügbar), finden Sie in unserer Spielfilmauswahl und Dokumentarfilmauswahl mit den sechs neu hinzugekommenen Titeln.

Das Preisvergabeverfahren ist ein dreistufiges Verfahren. Die 4.400 Mitglieder der European Film Academy sehen die ausgewählten Filme und stimmen über die Nominierungen in den Spielfilmkategorien „Europäischer Film“, „Regie“, „Schauspieler“, „Schauspielerin“ und „Drehbuchautor“ sowie über die Nominierungen in der Kategorie „Europäischer Dokumentarfilm“ ab. Die Mitglieder der European Film Academy werden dann über die Gewinner abstimmen, die bei der Verleihung der European Film Awards in Reykjavík bekannt gegeben werden.

Die Auswahl berücksichtigt die Diversitäts- & Inklusionsstandards der European Film Academy, die Sie hier einsehen können.

Die Verleihung der European Film Awards – der renommierten und prestigeträchtigen Auszeichnung für den europäischen Film – wird von der European Film Academy und der European Film Academy Productions veranstaltet.

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Über die European Film Academy
Die European Film Academy hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, ihre 4.400 Mitglieder miteinander zu vernetzen, sie und ihre Arbeit zu unterstützen, zu würdigen und zu fördern. Ihr Ziel ist es, Wissen zu vermitteln und Zuschauende aller Altersgruppen über das europäische Kino aufzuklären. Die Academy positioniert sich als zentrale Organisation und fördert wichtige Debatten innerhalb der Branche. Sie ist bestrebt, alle Freundinnen und Freunde des europäischen Kinos zusammenzubringen. Jährlicher Höhepunkt ist der „Month of European Film“ und die Verleihung der European Film Awards. Wichtiges Anliegen der Academy ist die Pflege des europäischen Filmerbes und die Einbeziehung eines jungen Publikums durch den European Film Club.

European Film Academy Starts Heritage Department 

The European Film Academy is broadening its scope and embracing European cinema from the classics to the contemporary to celebrate the rich and diverse film heritage of Europe. This will, of course, include the work of the honorary award recipients, such as the European Lifetime Achievement and the European Achievement in World Cinema awards, going in 2022 to Margarethe von Trotta and Elia Suleiman respectively. From this year onwards, it will also focus on special anniversaries or specific theme programmes all relating to European film.

For this, the European Film Academy has set up a new European Film Heritage department, which is led by Pascal Edelmann. As a first step, the European Film Academy has been building up a pan-European film heritage network, uniting cinematheques, film archives and institutions to share information on anniversaries of filmmakers, films, institutions, or specific themes relevant to the cinema history in the various European countries and regions. From now onwards, the European Film Academy aims to actively connect various initiatives and make them much more widely known among lovers of European cinema.

22 New Places Added to “Treasures of European Film Culture”

As one of the new department’s first activities and in light of this year’s 35th European Film Awards, the Academy adds another 22 places to the TREASURES OF EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE, increasing the total number to 35. The new places are located in 14 different countries: in Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK. The Treasures is the Academy’s list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come.

Please find all 22 new treasures of European Film Cultures here.
Matthijs Wouter Knol, Director of the European Film Academy: “Instead of limiting our work to organising the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will embrace European film history and the people who have made European film what it is today. This will result in new projects with exciting partners, but also become visible in all programming we will do throughout the year: in our work for young audiences, in our awards ceremonies, and in new services we will start offering for our members. I’m particularly proud of the growing list of Treasures of European Film Culture, especially with new locations in parts of Europe that were so far not included, such as Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Latvia and Scotland. We are keen on finding new locations every year, and are looking forward to working together with EUFCN, the European Film Commission Network.“

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About the European Film Academy
The European Film Academy seeks to support and connect its 4,400 members and celebrates and promotes their work. Its aims are to share knowledge and to educate audiences of all ages about European cinema. Positioning itself as a leading organization and facilitating crucial debates within the industry, the Academy strives to unite everyone who loves European cinema, culminating annually in the Month of European Film and the European Film Awards, by including European film heritage in its portfolio and by expanding its focus on young audiences through the European Film Club.

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