EUROPEAN CINEMA AWARDS 2021
– Films by Laura Wandel, Valdimar Jóhansson, Ninja Thyberg, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Philipp Yuryev and Emerald Fennell compete for the European Discovery Prize – FIPRESCI Prize
Playground by Laura Wander
the european film academy announced the nominees for the 2021 European Discovery – FIPRESCI Prize, a prize awarded annually as part of the European Film Prize to a director for a first feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee made up of members of the European Film Academy’s Board of Trustees Anita Juka (Croatia) and Joanna Szymanska (Poland), producer-screenwriter Paula Alvarez Vaccaro (UK/Italy), producer Vladimir Katcharava (Georgia) as well as film critics Marta Balaga (Finland/Poland), Janet Baris (Turkey), Andrei Plakhov (Russia), Frederic Ponsard (France) and Britt Sorensen (Norway) as representatives of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics).
The nominees are:
Start [+see also:
interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili
film profile] – Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia/France)
Lamb [+see also:
interview: Valdimar Jóhannsson
film profile] – Valdimar Johansson (Iceland/Sweden/Poland)
Playground [+see also:
interview: Laura Wandel
film profile] – Laura Wander (Belgium)
Pleasure [+see also:
interview: Ninja Thyberg
film profile] – Ninja Thyberg (Sweden/Netherlands/France)
Promising young woman – Emerald Fennell (US/UK)
The whaler boy [+see also:
interview: Philipp Yuryev
film profile] – Philipp Yuriev (Russia/Poland/Belgium)
The nominated films will soon be available on the European Film Academy’s VOD platform for the more than 4,100 members who will choose the winner. The European Discovery 2021 – FIPRESCI Prize will then be awarded at the 34th European Film Awards ceremony on Saturday 11 December.
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