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EFA Nominates Pina, Positioning Among the Stars and ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! for Documentary Award

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 18, 2011 at 7:42AM

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.
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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]

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Genres, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.