European Film Award Nominations to Be Announced in Riga

European Film Award Nominations to Be Announced in Riga
12-09-2014 Latviski A+ A-
During a press conference at the “Splendid Palace” cinema on Tuesday, the 16th of September, nominations for this year’s European Film Awards will be announced. This is a very special honour for Riga, because the list of films competing for the European Film Awards is traditionally announced in Berlin, where the European Film Academy is located.

The European Film Academy’s Board Chairwoman, the world-famous Polish film director Agnieszka Holland, and the Director of the European Film Academy’s Secretariat Marion Döring will visit Riga for the ceremony. Also participating in the press conference will be Diāna Čivle, Director of the “Riga 2014” foundation, to inform the public about the European Capital of Culture event on the 13th of December – the programme of the 27th European Film Awards and the award ceremony to take place at the Latvian National Opera.

At the moment, people all over the world can vote for their favourite European film to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award and win two invitations to the European Film Awards ceremony in Riga.

The following films are vying for the People’s Choice Award: “Beauty and the Beast” (directed by Christophe Gans, France), “Ida” (directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, Denmark, Poland), “Nymphomaniac” (written and directed by Lars von Trier, Denmark), “Philomena” (directed by Stephen Frears, Great Britain), “The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared” (directed by Felix Herngren, Sweden) and “Two Days, One Night” (written and directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium, France, Italy). Votes for the People’s Choice Award are accepted here until the 31st of October.

The European Film Awards ceremony will be in Riga on the 13th of December, 2014 – the year Riga is the European Capital of Culture, which has encouraged Latvian filmmakers to present Latvian cinema internationally in a most impressive way. During the month of December, the Riga International Film Festival will also include the Latvian National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps 2014”, screenings of the films nominated for the European Film Awards and a retrospective of European films, a programme of Northern European children’s films, a special film programme of the festival 2ANNAS and the festival’s events targeted at scriptwriters, as well as an extensive programme of lectures and creative workshops led by the world’s leading film industry professionals. In the meantime, the best European films will be screened at the “Splendid Palace” cinema for the entire autumn season.

The European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga is prepared and run by the foundation “Riga 2014” in collaboration with state, municipal and non-governmental cultural organisations and creative associations. The Programme is financed by the Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture and the European Commission.


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