The annual European Film Awards culminate in a ceremony promoting European film culture, its protagonists and new talent. The 40-45 selected films are presented on DVD and/or via VOD to the 2,600 members who participate actively by voting online. In the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members vote one film directly into the selection. Another 20-25 films are selected by a committee of EFA Board members and invited experts.

The annual European Film Awards aim to:

  • promote to the media in Europe and around the world European film culture and in particular the outstanding productions of the past year;
  • help European films find audiences outside their countries of origin;
  • celebrate the artistic and entertainment qualities of European cinema;
  • offer a promotional platform for film professionals and artists from around Europe;
  • strengthen the network of European film industry and artists.