Thompson on Hollywood

The European Film Academy has nominated three films for the Documentary Prix Arte award, which will be given at their December 3 event in Berlin after the EFA's 2,500 members vote for the winner.

nominees are Wim Wenders' 3-D dance profile Pina(Germany), Leonard Retel Helmrich's Stand Van De Sterren (Positioning Among the Stars) (Netherlands) and Victor Kossakovsky's ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! (Ger/Neth/Argentina/Chile). More information on the nominating committee below:

The committee consists of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board, EFA Board Member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA Member Francine Brücher (Switzerland), the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany), Ally Derks (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (producer, Belgium), and ARTE-observer Martin Pieper.

[Pina image courtesy of Laurent Philippe]