EFA: 4 nominations each for “Dogman” and “Happy as Lazzaro”
During the Seville European Film Festival, the
European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 31st
edition of the European Film Awards.
Matteo Garrone’s Dogman and Alice
Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro gets 4
nominations each in the following categories: Best European Film, Best European
Director, Best European Actor/Actress, Best European Scriptwriter. The winners
will be voted by the over 3500 members of the European Film Academy, and will
be announced in Seville on December 15th.
Rai Cinema Managing Director Paolo Del Brocco states:
“These 8 EFA nominations for Dogman
and Happy as Lazzaro, receiving four
nods each in the most important categories, represent an extraordinary
recognition for our cinema, which proves once more to be in position to compete
with the best European productions and to be able to be successful
internationally. Such a high number of nominations for these two films –
produced by Rai Cinema with other Italian and European partners – is an
important goal. Being recognized by a committee of 3500 members among works
coming from 49 countries and 35 different nationalities, is already a victory
for Matteo Garrone and Alice Rohrwacher, two directors whose style is very much
appreciated in the most prestigious festivals in the world.”
Marcello Fonte wins the prize for Best Actor at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards.
Happy as Lazzaro wins the European
University Film Award. The nominated films were viewed and discussed in 22
universities in 22 countries and each institution selected its favourite film.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards.
Stefano Savona's Samouni Road - produced by Marco Alessi, Penelope Bortoluzzi and Cécile Lestrade - is one of the films in the run for this year's EFA award for best documentary.