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.”


EFA 2018