A Family Affair selected for EFA-doc award
August 16, 2016
A Family Affair, directed by Tom Fassaert and produced by Conijn Film, is one of the fifteen films that are selected for the Euopean Film Awards (EFA), in the category Best European Documentary.
Ten documentary film festivals have each recommended one film that world premiered at their most recent edition.
In collaboration with the European Documentary Network (EDN) the following festivals were asked to submit one film:
• IDFA (the Netherlands)
• CPH:DOX (Denmark)
• Visions du Réel (Switserland)
• DokLeipzig (Germany)
• Docslisboa (Portugal)
• Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
• Jihlava (Czech Republic)
• Cinéma du Réel (France)
• Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
• Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)
A Family Affair was recommended by IDFA.
From the list of films recommended by the festivals and the other films that were submitted for EFA's Best European Documentary, the EFA Board Members have made the selection of 15 documentaries. EFA members will nominate five of these titles for the Best European Documentary 2016 award.
Four minority Dutch co-productions have also been selected for the Best European Documentary Award: Becoming Zlatan by Fredric Gertten and Magnus Gertten (NL co-prod: KeyDocs), Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann (NL co-prod: AVROTROS), The Event by Sergej Loznitsa (NL co-prod: Atoms and Void) and The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan de Pue (NL co-prod: Submarine).
The 29th European Film Awards will take place in Wroclaw on December 10.
For more information:
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY e.V.
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