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Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon' Among Documentary Nominees for European Film Awards

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood October 23, 2012 at 12:53PM

The European Film Academy announced nominations in the documentary category for the 25th European Film Awards. The nominations come from a committee that includes Brit producer Nik Powell, deputy chairman of the EFA board, EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium).
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Julien Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon'
Julien Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon'

The European Film Academy announced nominations in the documentary category for the 25th European Film Awards.  The nominations come from a committee that includes Brit producer Nik Powell, deputy chairman of the EFA board, EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium).  The winner will be presented on December 1, 2012 in Malta. List of nominees below:

"Hiver Nomade" (Winter Nomads)
Switzerland, 90 min
DIRECTED BY: Manuel von Stürler
WRITTEN BY: Claude Muret & Manuel von Stürler
PRODUCED BY: Elisabeth Garbar & Heinz Dill

"London - The Modern Babylon"
UK, 128 min
DIRECTED BY: Julien Temple
PRODUCED BY: Amanda Temple & Stephen Malit

"Le The Ou L'Electricite" (Tea or Electricity)
Belgium / France / Morocco, 93 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jérôme le Maire
PRODUCED BY: Isabelle Truc, Isabelle Mathy & Khadija Alami

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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.