EAVE projects WAJIB & LAYLA M. competing for the Foreign Language Oscar

Nominations October 2017

26 films by EAVE graduates are representing their country in the race for the next Foreign Language Oscar nomination:

  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastian Lelio, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Fernanda del Nido – Chile
  • ALBA by Ana Cristina Barragán, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou – Ecuador
  • BARRAGE von Laura Schroeder, producers: EAVE graduates Pol Cruchten, Sébastien Delloye – Luxembourg
  • CENTAUR by Aktan Arym Kuba, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts – Kyrgyzstan
  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen – Palestine
  • FÉLICITÉ by Alain Gomis, producer: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont – Senegal
  • THE KING’S CHOICE by Erik Poppe, executive producer: EAVE graduate Thomas Gammeltoft, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm – Norway 
  • THE TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR by Licinio Azevedo, co-producers: EAVE graduates Philippe Avril and Elias Ribeiro – Mozambique
  • THE WOUND by John Trengove, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, co-producer: Interchange graduate Trent – South Africa, Mozambique
  • DAYBREAK by by Gentian Koçi, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou – Albania
  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler – Israel
  • FROST by Sharunas Bartas, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Maria Blicharska – Lithuania
  • EAVE project LAYLA M. by Mijke de Jong, producer: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel – The Netherlands
  • LE FIDÈLE by Michael R. Roskam, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert – Belgium
  • MEN DON’T CRY by Alen Drljevic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sznezana Penev – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic – Croatia
  • SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili – Georgia
  • SLAVA (GLORY) by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou – Bulgaria
  • NOVEMBER by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate  Katrin Kissa – Estonia
  • SPOOR (POKOT) by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Johannes Rexin – Poland
  • SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora – Spain
  • THE FIXER by Adrian Sitaru, producers: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts– Romania
  • THELMA by Joachim Trier, co-producers: EAVE graduates Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors – Norway
  • THE MINER by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic – Slovenia
  • TOM OF FINLAND by Dome Karukoski, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy, EAVE graduate Annika Sucksdorff, co-producer: EAVE graduate Malin Söderlund – Finland
  • UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, producers: EAVE graduates Ditte Milsted, Jamila Wenske – Iceland


Five debut films nominated for the European Film Awards: The European Film Academy announced the nominees for the European Discovery 2017 - Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.

  • DIE EINSIEDLER by Ronny Trocker, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • GODLESS by Ralitza Petrovam, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora

The European Discovery 2017 - Prix FIPRESCI will be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 9, in Berlin.


Nominated for the Premios Fénix, the Latin American Film Awards are these films by EAVE graduates:

  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastian Lelio, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Fernanda del Nido
  • EL OTRO HERMANO by Israel Adrián Caetano, producer: PUENTES graduate Hernan Musaluppi
  • LA CORDILLERA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • LA REGIÓN SALVAJE (THE UNTAMED) by Amat Eschalante, producer: PUENTES graduate  Katrin Pors
  • PUENTES project LOS PERROS by Marcela Said, producers: EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE MW graduate Jonas Katzenstein, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • MARIA (AND OTHERS) by Nely Reguera, producer: EAVE graduate Luisa Romero, EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • PUENTES project AMAZONA, directed, written and produced by EAVE graduate Nicolas Van Hemelryck
  • SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora


At the Filmfest Hamburg, the five nominated films for the Second European University Film Award (EUFA) have been announced. Among the nominees are:

  • EAVE project HEARTSTONE by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, producer: Anton Mani Svansson
  • HOME by Fien Troch, producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff

Page published 26 October 2017. Updated 31 October 2017.

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