46 European films have been selected for the European Film Academy's 2013 list of films recommended for nomination for this year's European Films Awards. A majority of these films, 29 in all, have been supported by the MEDIA programme. 32 European countries are represented in the selection.

The 29 films having received MEDIA support come from Austria/Germany/France (Paradise; Faith), Belgium (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Bosnia & Herzegovina/France/Slovenia (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker), Denmark (A Hijacking), Denmark/France (Only God Forgive), France (In the House + Stranger by the Lake), France/Germany/Afghanistan (The Patience Stone), Germany (Oh Boy!), Germany/Luxembourg/France/Israel (Hannah Arendt), Iceland/Norway (The Deep), Ireland (What Richard did), Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium (The Congress), Italy (The best Offer), Italy/France (The Great Beauty), the Netherlands/Belgium/Demark (Borgman), Norway/Denmark/UK/Germany/Sweden (Kon-Tiki), Poland (In the Name of), Romania (Child's Pose), Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia (Circles), Slovakia/Czech Republic (My Dog Killer), Spain (The Impossible + I'm so Excited!), Spain/France (Blancanieves), Sweden (Eat Sleep Die + The Last Sentence), Switzerland (Rosie), Turkey/France/Germany (Araf – somewhere in between) and from UK (Berberian Sound Studio).


The supported films have received development support, distribution support and/or i2i Audiovisual. The films represent the great diversity and quality of European cinema.

In the coming weeks, the 2.900 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter. The nominations will then be announced on 9 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.

A seven-member' jury will decide on the awards in the other categories: best European Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Composer and Sound Designer.

The 26th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place in Berlin on 7 December. For the full selection list, more information and a complete list of the award categories: http://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/selection/films