10 October, 2009

EFA 2009: Documentary Nominations

The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category European Film Academy Documentary 2009: Prix Arte. A total of ten documentary films are nominated - upon invitation by the city of Vilnius, this year's documentary jury will now convene in the Lithuanian capital to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner.

Appointed by the European Film Academy and ARTE, the members of the documentary jury are:

Nino Kirtadzé: Documentary filmmaker, France/Georgia

Franz Grabner: Producer/editor ORF, Austria

Viktor Kossakovsky: Documentary filmmaker, Russia

In association with the European culture channel ARTE, the winner will be honoured at the 22nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 12 December, in Bochum, Germany.

The nominated documentaries are:

The Beaches of Agnes (Les Plages d'Agnès)
Agnès Varda, France

Below Sea Level
Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/USA

Burma VJ
Anders Østergaard, Denmark

Cooking History (Ako Sa Varia Dejiny)

Peter Kerekes, Slovakia/Austria/Czech Republic

The Damned of the Sea (Les Damnés de la Mer)
Jawad Rhalib, Belgium


Yoav Shamir, Denmark/Austria/Israel/USA

The Heart of Jenin (Das Herz von Jenin)
Leon Geller and Marcus Vetter, Germany


Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis, Germany/Austria

The Sound of Insects - Record of a Mummy (Das Summen der Insekten -- Bericht einer Mumie)
Peter Liechti, Switzerland

The Woman With The 5 Elephants (Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten)

Vadim Jendreyko, Switzerland/Germany

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