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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2008 – PRIX ARTE: NOMINATIONS

The European Film Academy proudly announces the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2008 – PRIX ARTE. There is a total of nine documentary films nominated. This year’s documentary jury will now convene in Berlin 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:

Karoline Leth, Denmark, SF Film Production
Kirsi Tykkyläinen, Finland, Moscow Film Festival
Alan Hayling, UK, Renegade Pictures Ltd



In association with the French-German culture channel ARTE, the winner will be presented at the 21st European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 6 December, in Copenhagen.



The nominated documentaries are:

DURAKOVO – LE VILLAGE DES FOUS
(Durakovo - Village of Fools)
Nino Kirtadzé, France

FADOS
Carlos Saura, Portugal/Spain

KINDER. WIE DIE ZEIT VERGEHT. (Children. As Time Flies.)
Thomas Heise, Germany

LA MÈRE (The Mother)
Antoine Cattin & Pavel Kostomarov, Switzerland

MAN ON WIRE
James Marsh, UK

NAUFRAGÉS DES ANDES
(Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains)
Gonzalo Arijón, France

OBČAN HAVEL (Citizen Havel)
Pavel Koutecký & Miroslav Janek, Czech Republic

PYHÄN KIRJAN VARJO
(Shadow of the Holy Book)
Arto Halonen, Finland

RENÉ

Helena Trestikova, Czech Republic

THE DICTATOR HUNTER
Klaartje Quirijns, the Netherlands

Berlin, 16 October 2008



www.europeanfilmacademy.org