EUROPEAN CINEMA PRIZE 2021
– Films by Laura Wandel, Valdimar Jóhansson, Ninja Thyberg, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Philipp Yuryev and Emerald Fennell in the running for the European Discovery – FIPRESCI Prize
Playground by Laura Wandel
the European Academy of Cinema announced the nominees for the European Discovery 2021 – FIPRESCI Prize, a prize awarded each year as part of the European Cinema Prize to a director for a first feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee made up of members of the Board of Directors of the European Film Academy. Anita juka (Croatia) and Joanna szymasska (Poland), producer-screenwriter Paula Allvarez Vaccaro (United Kingdom / Italy), producer Vladimer Katcharava (Georgia) as well as film critics Marta Bałaga (Finland / Poland), Janet Baris (Turkey), Andrei Plakhov (Russia), Frédéric 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 Wandel (Belgium)
Pleasure [+see also:
interview: Ninja Thyberg
film profile] – Ninja thyberg (Sweden / Netherlands / France)
Promising young woman – Emerald Fennell (United States / United Kingdom)
The whaling boy [+see also:
interview: Philipp Yuryev
film profile] – Philipp yuryev (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 elect the winner. The European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the 34th European Film Awards ceremony on Saturday 11 December.
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