Ten documentary festivals have suggested one film each, which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition, to the committee. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network (EDN), these festivals are: Cinéma du Réel (France), CPH:DOX (Denmark), Doclisboa (Portugal), DOK Leipzig (Germany), IDFA (Netherlands), Ji.hlava (Czech Republic), Krakow Film Festival (Poland), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece) and Visions du Réel (Switzerland). Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, decided on the EFA Documentary Selection.
For the 2019 and 2020 editions of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will welcome new festivals to participate in the EFA Short Film selection and awarding procedure.
When the annual cycle of participating festivals – running from October of the preceding year to September of the actual awards year – is complete, a committee of short film experts and of EFA Board Members will nominate five of the short film candidates for the award European Short Film.
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland - from 2019 on)
Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
PÖFF Shorts (Estonia - from 2019 on)
Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
VIS Vienna Shorts Festival (Austria)
Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany)
Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival (Portugal)
Motovun Film Festival (Croatia)
Locarno Festival (Switzerland)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Venice Film Festival (Italy)
Odense International Film Festival (Denmark)
International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece)
The nominees were announced on 29 October 2019.
The nominations were determined by a committee composed of EFA Board Members Katriel Schory (Israel) and Angela Bosch Ríus (Spain), distributor/festival programmer Selma Mehadzic (Croatia), film, festival & event specialist Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark) and producer Nik Powell (UK).
The nominations were determined by a committee consisting of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Graziella Bildesheim (Italy) and producer Paul Young (Ireland) as well as, representing CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, film critic Stéphane Dreyfus (France), producer Kristine M. I. Knudsen (Germany) and director Janno Põldma (Estonia).
The Favourite has scooped four of the eight technical awards. The jury for the initial eight winners were: Nadia Ben Rachid, editor, France: Vanja Černul, cinematographer, Croatia; Annette Focks, composer, Germany; Gerda Koekoek, hair and make-up artist, Netherlands; Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, costume designer, Ireland; Artur Pinheiro, production designer, Portugal; Gisle Tveito, sound designer, Norway; István Vajda, visual effects, Hungary.
The nominees were announced on 8 October 2019.
The nominations were determined by a committee composed of EFA Board Members Mike Goodridge (UK) and Valérie Delpierre (Spain), festival programmer Azize Tan (Turkey) as well as film critics Marta Balaga (Finland), Robbie Eksiel (Greece) and Michael Pattison (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.
The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg, a committee consisting of producer Carlo Cresta-Dina (Italy), EFA Board Member Joanna Szymańska (producer/Poland) and university representative Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University, Sweden) has decided on the following nominations: