Out of a total of five Irish films - 4 fiction and 1 documentary - nominated for this year's European Film Awards, four of them have been supported by Creative Europe MEDIA funding. Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy unites more than 3,000 European film professionals to promote Europe’s film culture. Throughout the year, the European Film Academy (EFA) initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects.
There are 51 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection with 31 European countries representing the creativity and diversity of European cinema. The European Film Academy final nominations will be announced on 4 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. The 30th European Film Awards will take place on 9 December in Berlin.
Congratulations to the Irish nominees!
- The Killing of a Sacred Deer; Element Pictures
- A Date for Mad Mary; Element Pictures
- Return to Montauk; Irish (Savage Productions), French, German co-production based on a Colm Toibín novella.
- School Life; a documentary from Soilsiú Teoranta
Also nominated, but not supported by MEDIA, is Erik Poppe’s Norway, Denmark, Sweded and Ireland co-production, The King’s Choice, an historical drama set in Norway.
Here's the trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer - enjoy!