Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

At the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy has 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.

European Discovery 2015 – Prix FIPRESCI: Nominations
Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich seh)
Written & Directed by: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
Produced by: Ulrich Seidl  

Germany, Denmark
Written & Directed by: Anna Sofie Hartmann
Produced by: Nina Helveg, Ben von Dobenek
France, Germany, Turkey
Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Written by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven & Alice Winocour
Produced by: Charles Gillibert  

Slow West
New Zealand, UK
Written & Directed by: John Maclean
Produced by: Conor McCaughan, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman & Rachel Gardner

Summers Downstairs (Im Sommer wohnt er unten)
Germany, France
Written & Directed by: Tom Sommerlatte
Produced by: Iris Sommerlatte

The European Film Academy and FIPRESCI congratulate 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 – streamed live on  

Oldenburg & Berlin, Munich, 20 September 2015
European Film Academy
International Federation of Film Critics

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