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October Events...

  • (S)exhibitions
  • Africa in Motion Film Festival
  • AltFest New York
  • ARTANGO International Queer Festival
  • Austin Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Byron Bay Film Festival
  • Cambridge Film Festival
  • Canberra International Film Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Cine Movilh
  • Cineffable
  • Coventry LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Curta Cinema
  • Denver Film Festival
  • Fantasia Fair
  • Gender Bender
  • Hollywood Film Festival
  • Inside Out Ottawa
  • Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival
  • LesGaiCineMad
  • Mix Copenhagen
  • Morelia International Film Festival
  • Newcastle Film Festival
  • NewFest
  • Oska Bright Film Festival
  • Perlen – Queer Film Festival Hannover
  • Pink Season
  • Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt
  • Queer-Streifen Regensburg
  • Queerstreifen Münster
  • Rome Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • Viennale
  • Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Virginia Film Festival
  • ZE Festival
European Film Awards

European Film Awards

Saturday, 07 December 2019 until Saturday, 07 December 2019

The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim Wenders was elected as first chairman of the association which two years later was renamed European Film Academy. In 1996, he followed Ingmar Bergman as president of the EFA while British producer Nik Powell was elected as chairman of the EFA Board. He was followed by French producer Humbert Balsan who was chairman from 2003 until his sudden death in 2005 and French producer Yves Marmion until 2013. Current chairwoman is Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

The European Film Academy (EFA) now unites more than 3,000 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.