The European Film Academy, founded in 1988, currently unites over 3,800 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. The 33rd European Film Awards will be celebrated on 12 December 2020. Usually, the European Film Awards (EFA) take place in Berlin every second year and is celebrated in cities throughout Europe. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the show will be produced in Berlin, and EFA will come to Reykjavík, Iceland, as originally planned, in 2022.
The 33rd European Film Awards will take place as a semi-virtual studio production in the unique location of the new Berlin Museum Futurium, where host Steven Gätjen will be guided through the evening in person, this year without a live audience.
So, amid the pandemic, Free Zone Film Festival is proud to support the EFA by livestreaming both the virtual awards ceremony on December 12th and the nominations announcement on November 10th.Tune in at 12:00 CET on our website!
The ceremony honors the achievements of European cinema in the main EFA categories (Film, Documentary, Discovery, Director, Actress, Actor, Screenwriter, Innovative Storytelling) and welcomes special guests and representatives of the European Film Academy: Wim Wenders, Agnieszka Holland, Mike Downey, and Marion Döring on stage. The awards in the 8 categories will be presented by internationally renowned talents such as Kida Khodr Ramadan, Louis Hofmann, and Annabelle Mandeng, with more to be confirmed (Hildur Guðnadóttir, Maria Schrader, Jessica Henwick, … ); whereas nominees and winners will join us virtually & safely via live links.
Free Zone Film Festival will be doing the Livestream of the ceremony of the 33rd European Film Awards on our website on December 12th, 2020.