Five Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

October 19, 2017

The European Film Academy and FIPRESCI congratulate the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2017 – 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 Angeles González-Sinde (Spain), EFA Member Mihai Chirilov (Romania), and Isabelle Danel (France), Robbie Eskiel (Greece) and Michael Pattison (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.

NOMINATED ARE:

BLOODY MILK / PETIT PAYSAN
France, 90 min, DIRECTED BY Hubert Charuel
WRITTEN BY Claude Le Pape & Hubert Charuel
PRODUCED BY Stephanie Bermann & Alexis Dulguerian

GODLESS /  (BEZBOG)
Bulgaria, Denmark, France, 99 min, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ralitza Petrova
PRODUCED BY Rossitsa Valkanova, Eva Jakobsen & Laurence Clerc

LADY MACBETH
UK, 89 min, DIRECTED BY William Oldroyd
WRITTEN BY Alice Birch, PRODUCED BY Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

SUMMER 1993 / ESTIU 1993
Spain, 96 min, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Carla Simón
PRODUCED BY Valérie Delpierre, Stefan Schmitz & Maria Zamora

THE EREMITES / DIE EINSIEDLER
Germany, 110 min, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ronny Trocker
PRODUCED BY Paul Zischler & Susanne Mann

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,000 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Discovery 2017 – Prix FIPRESCI will then be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 December, in Berlin.

Berlin/Munich, 19 October 2017
European Film Academy / FIPRESCI