European Film Awards 2010
On the occasion of the European Capital of Culture year Tallinn 2011, the 23rd European Film Awards will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn on 4 December 2010. As a prelude to the grand award night, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be screening an EFA 2010 special nominee programme in Solaris Cinema from 26 November to 5 December 2010.
The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. Wim Wenders was elected as first chairman of the association which two years later was renamed European Film Academy.
The European Film Academy (EFA) now unites more than 2,300 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.
In a total of 17 categories, among them European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. The Awards Ceremony takes place in Berlin every second year. In the other years, the Awards travel: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Warsaw, and, in 2008, Copenhagen. In 2009, as a change from the regular system, the European Film Awards took place in Germany’s Ruhr Metropolis.
For more info on the European Film Awards, go to www.europeanfilmawards.eu.