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The European Film Academy's Five Discovery Nominees

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 11, 2010 at 4:56AM

The European Film Academy announces five nominees for its European Discovery Award, which recognizes emerging directors' first feature-length films. The nominees are selected by members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The 2,300 members of the EFA will watch and vote for the winner, which will be announced December 4th at the 23rd European Film Awards.
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The European Film Academy announces five nominees for its European Discovery Award, which recognizes emerging directors' first feature-length films. The nominees are selected by members of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. The 2,300 members of the EFA will watch and vote for the winner, which will be announced December 4th at the 23rd European Film Awards.

The nominees are:


La Doppia Ora (The Double Hour), Italy, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi
Eu Cand Vreau Sa Fluier, Fluier (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle), Romania, directed by Florin Serban
Die Fremde (When We Leave), Germany, written & directed by Feo Aladag

Lebanon, Israel/Germany/France, written & directed by Samuel Maoz
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Nothing Personal, the Netherlands/Ireland, written & directed by Urszula Antoniak

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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.