Sunday, September 20, 2015
Today at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy announced this year’s nominations for the European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.
This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of EFA Board Member Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany), experts Mihai Chirilov (Cluj FF, Romania), Lynda Myles (Pandora Productions, UK) and Gerwin Tamsma (Rotterdam IFF, The Netherlands), as well as Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Poland), Marco Spagnoli (Italy) and Neil Young (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. On invitation by the festival, the committee met in Oldenburg and decided on the following nominations.
These are the five (5) nominees.
Ich Seh Ich Seh (Goodnight Mommy), Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, Austria
Im Sommer Wohnt er Unten (Summers Downstairs), Tom Sommerlatte, Germany and France
Limbo, Anna Sofie Hartmann, Germany and Denmark
Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France, Germany and Turkey
Slow West, John Maclean, New Zealand and UK
The European Film Academy congratulates the nominees. The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Discovery 2015 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on Saturday, 12 December and will be streamed live on the award official site.