On Saturday December 15th, the 28th ceremony of the European Film Awards will be held in Berlin.
Of the 8 films directed by women shortlisted weeks ago, only "Mustang" directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven made it to the final of 6 best films.
Candidates for Best European Film for the European Film Awards 2015
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE / EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON by Roy Andersson. Sweden, France, Germany, Norway (96 min)
MUSTANG by Deniz Gamze Ergüven. France, Germany, Turkey (100 min)
RAMS / HRÚTAR by Grímur Hákonarson. Iceland, Denmark (93 min)
THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos. UK, Ireland, Greece, France, The Netherlands (118 min)
VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper. Germany (138 min)
YOUTH / YOUTH – LA GIOVINEZZA by Paolo Sorrentino. Italy, France, UK, Switzerland (118 min)
In the Best Director category, Małgorzata Szumowska, director of "Body", is candidate for best director - one out of six!
There is a better ratio of women in the European Discovery - Prix Fipresci category, where 3 films out of six were directed by women.
Here we find Veronika Franz,co-director of "Good Night Mommy",
-In the Shortfilm category we find 4 films put of 15 directed by women.
Konstantina Kotzamani, director of Washingtonia candidate for best short film, Greece,
Thora Lorentzen, Sybilla Marie Wester Tuxen directors of "This Place We Call Our Home", Denmark,
Lola Quivoron, director of "Son of the Wolf", France,
and Eva Weber , director of "Field Study" UK
Finally, there are no women nominated in the European Animated Feature Film, Documentary, European Comedy or European Screenwriter categories.
Congratulations to everyone for these outstanding films.