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The EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS have been presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy
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
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
Berlin
hosts them every other year while other European cities get the chance in between.

CONTENTS

* 1 Awarding procedures * 2 Eligibility * 3 Host cities

* 4 Award categories

* 4.1 Current categories * 4.2 Audience awards * 4.3 Special
Special
awards * 4.4 Defunct awards

* 5 See also

* 5.1 Other Pan-European events

* 6 References * 7 External links

AWARDING PROCEDURES

Feature films participating in the European Film
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
European Film Academy
vote for the nominations in the main categories, which are announced in early November at the Seville
Seville
European Film
Film
Festival. Based on the nominations, the members of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
then vote for the winners which are announced at the European Film
Film
Awards Ceremony in early December.

ELIGIBILITY

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
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

Creative group

Director 3

Script writer 3

Composer 1

Performing group

First role 3

Second role 2

Third role 1

Technical craft group

Cameraman 1

Sound recordist 1

Editor 1

Art director 1

Studio or shooting location 1

Post-production location 1

HOST CITIES

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EDITION YEAR DATE VENUE CITY PRESENTER DIRECTOR NOTES

1 1988 Nov. 26, 1988 Theater des Westens Berlin
Berlin
Jan Niklas , Désirée Nosbusch Robin Bextor ECC event

2 1989 Nov. 25, 1989 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris
Paris
Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
, Agnès Soral

ECC event

3 1990 Dec. 2, 1990 Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Glasgow
Schenna MacDonald , Melvyn Bragg
Melvyn Bragg

ECC event

4 1991 Dec. 1, 1991 Babelsberg Potsdam
Potsdam
Désirée Nosbusch-Becker , Johannes Willms

5 1992 Nov. 25, 1992 Babelsberg Potsdam
Potsdam
Senta Berger
Senta Berger
, Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley

6 1993 Dec. 4, 1993 Babelsberg Potsdam
Potsdam
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant

7 1994 Nov. 27, 1994 Spiegelzelt Berlin
Berlin
-

8 1995 Nov. 12, 1995 Bar jeder Vernunft Berlin
Berlin
-

9 1996 Nov. 8, 1996 Blue Tent in Lützowplatz Berlin
Berlin
-

10 1997 Dec. 7, 1997 Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin
Berlin
Tania Bryer

11 1998 Dec. 4, 1998 Old Vic Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
London
London
Mel Smith
Mel Smith
, Carole Bouquet

12 1999 Dec. 4, 1999 Schiller Theater Berlin
Berlin
Mel Smith
Mel Smith
, Carole Bouquet

13 2000 Dec. 2, 2000 Chaillot National Theatre Paris
Paris
Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
, Antoine de Caunes

14 2001 Dec. 1, 2001 Tempodrom Berlin
Berlin
Mel Smith
Mel Smith

15 2002 Dec. 7, 2002 Rome
Rome
Opera House Rome
Rome
Asia Argento
Asia Argento
, Mel Smith
Mel Smith

16 2003 Dec. 6, 2003 Treptow Arena Berlin
Berlin
Heino Ferch

17 2004 Dec. 11, 2004 Forum Convention Center Barcelona
Barcelona
Maria de Medeiros , Juanjo Puigcorbé Manuel Huerga

18 2005 Dec. 3, 2005 Treptow Arena Berlin
Berlin
Heino Ferch Pepe Danquart

19 2006 Dec. 2, 2006 EXPO XXI Center Warsaw
Warsaw
Maciej Stuhr
Maciej Stuhr
, Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
Volker Weicker

20 2007 Dec. 1, 2007 Treptow Arena Berlin
Berlin
Jan Josef Liefers , Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart
Volker Weicker

21 2008 Dec. 6, 2008 Forum Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Mikael Bertelsen Andreas Morell

22 2009 Dec. 12, 2009 Hall of the Century Bochum
Bochum
Anke Engelke Andreas Morell ECC event

23 2010 Dec. 4, 2010 Nokia Concert Hall Tallinn
Tallinn
Anke Engelke , Märt Avandi Andreas Morell ECC event

24 2011 Dec. 3, 2011 Tempodrom Berlin
Berlin
Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

25 2012 Dec. 1, 2012 Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta
Valletta
Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

26 2013 Dec. 7, 2013 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin
Berlin
Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

27 2014 Dec. 13, 2014 Latvian National Opera
Latvian National Opera
Riga
Riga
Thomas Hermanns Michael Maier ECC event

28 2015 Dec. 12, 2015 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin
Berlin
Thomas Hermanns Nadja Zonsarowa

29 2016 Dec. 10, 2016 National Forum of Music Wrocław
Wrocław
Maciej Stuhr
Maciej Stuhr

ECC event

30 2017 2017

Berlin
Berlin

31 2018 2018

Seville
Seville

Berlin
Berlin
Paris
Paris
Glasgow
Glasgow
Potsdam
Potsdam
London
London
Rome
Rome
Barcelona
Barcelona
Warsaw
Warsaw
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Bochum
Bochum
Tallinn
Tallinn
Valletta
Valletta
Riga
Riga
Wrocław
Wrocław
Locations of the European Film Awards ceremonies.

AWARD CATEGORIES

CURRENT CATEGORIES

* Best Film
Film
* Best Comedy * European Discovery * Best Animated Feature Film
Film
* Best Short Film
Film
* Best Documentary Film
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 AWARDS

* Audience Award for Best Film
Film
* Young Audience Award

SPECIAL AWARDS

* Lifetime Achievement * Achievement in World Cinema

DEFUNCT AWARDS

* Best Non-European Film
Film
* Best Young Film
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
Special
Jury Award * European Cinema Society Special
Special
Award * Special
Special
Mention

SEE ALSO

OTHER PAN-EUROPEAN EVENTS

* Lux Prize * Film
Film
Award of the Council of Europe
Council of Europe
* Prix Europa * European Union MEDIA Prize * MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
* European Border Breakers Award

REFERENCES

* ^ "Feature Films". European Film Academy
European Film Academy
. Retrieved 6 June 2011.

* ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2014 go to Riga * ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2016 Go to Wroclaw * ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2018 Go to Seville

EXTERNAL

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