The EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS have been presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy to recognize excellence in European cinematic achievements. The awards are given in over ten categories, of which the most important is the Best Film. They are restricted to European cinema and European producers, directors, and actors.
The awards were officially also called the "FELIX AWARDS" until 1997, in reference to the former award's trophy statuette, which was replaced by a feminine statuette.
The host cities alternate, as Berlin hosts them every other year while other European cities get the chance in between.
* 1 Awarding procedures * 2 Eligibility * 3 Host cities
* 4 Award categories
* 4.1 Current categories * 4.2 Audience awards * 4.3 Special awards * 4.4 Defunct awards
* 5 See also
* 5.1 Other Pan-European events
* 6 References * 7 External links
Feature films participating in the European Film Awards must be European feature-length fiction films intended for normal theatrical release which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival or at a regular cinema) after 1 July of the year before. Based on a selection of approximately 40 films recommended for a nomination, the members of the European Film Academy vote for the nominations in the main categories, which are announced in early November at the Seville European Film Festival. Based on the nominations, the members of the European Film Academy then vote for the winners which are announced at the European Film Awards Ceremony in early December.
The criteria whereby a film qualifies as European are based upon the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, Appendix II, issued by the Council of Europe . This definition might be extended for Israeli and Palestinian works and nationalities.
A cinematographic work qualifies as European if it achieves at least 15 points.
EUROPEAN ELEMENTS WEIGHTING POINTS
Script writer 3
First role 3
Second role 2
Third role 1
Technical craft group
Sound recordist 1
Art director 1
Studio or shooting location 1
Post-production location 1
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EDITION YEAR DATE VENUE CITY PRESENTER DIRECTOR NOTES
4 1991 Dec. 1, 1991 Babelsberg Potsdam Désirée Nosbusch-Becker , Johannes Willms
7 1994 Nov. 27, 1994 Spiegelzelt Berlin -
8 1995 Nov. 12, 1995 Bar jeder Vernunft Berlin -
9 1996 Nov. 8, 1996 Blue Tent in Lützowplatz Berlin -
30 2017 2017
31 2018 2018
* Best Film * Best Comedy * European Discovery * Best Animated Feature Film * Best Short Film * Best Documentary Film * Best Director * Best Actor * Best Actress * Best Composer * Best Editor * Best Screenwriter * Best Production Designer * Best Cinematographer * Best European Co-Production * Best Sound Designer * Best Costume Designer
* Audience Award for Best Film * Young Audience Award
* Lifetime Achievement * Achievement in World Cinema
* Best Non-European Film * Best Young Film * Best Supporting Actor * Best Supporting Actress * Best Supporting Performance * Best Young Actor or Actress * People\'s Choice Award Best Actor * People\'s Choice Award Best Actress * People\'s Choice Award Best Director * Prix d\'Excellence * Critics Award * Award of Merit * Honorary Award * Special Jury Award * European Cinema Society Special Award * Special Mention
OTHER PAN-EUROPEAN EVENTS
* ^ "Feature Films". European Film Academy . Retrieved 6 June 2011.