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European Film Awards Nominate Five Debut Features for European Discovery Award

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 14, 2013 at 11:22AM

The European Film Academy has nominated five titles for the European Discovery 2013 FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) prize, an award presented annually as part of the EFAs to a young and upcoming director for a first feature film.
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"Eat Sleep Die"
"Eat Sleep Die"

The European Film Academy has nominated five titles for the European Discovery 2013 FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) prize, an award presented annually as part of the EFAs to a young and upcoming director for a first feature film.


The nominated titles are:

Valeria Golino's "Miele" ("Honey").
Valeria Golino's "Miele" ("Honey").

ÄTA SOVA DÖ

EAT SLEEP DIE

Sweden, 104 min

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Gabriela Pichler

PRODUCED BY: China Åhlander

CALL GIRL

Sweden/Norway/Ireland/Finland, 133 min

DIRECTED BY: Mikael Marcimain

WRITTEN BY: Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

PRODUCED BY: Mimmi Spång

MIELE

Italy/France, 90 min

DIRECTED BY: Valeria Golino

WRITTEN BY: Francesca Marciano, Valia Santella & Valeria Golino

PRODUCED BY: Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri, Anne-Dominique Toussaint & Raphaël Berdugo

OH BOY

Germany, 83 min

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jan Ole Gerster

PRODUCED BY: Marcos Kantis & Alexander Wadouh

LA PLAGA

THE PLAGUE

Spain, 85 min

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Neus Ballús

PRODUCED BY: Pau Subirós

 

The nominated films will be submitted to the 2,900 EFA Members to select the winner. The prize will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 7 -- streamed live on the EFA website.

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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.