EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY - Awards 2022: Submission Is Now Open!


GENERAL Eligible are films intended for theatrical release, their main production country must be European; European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means geographical Europe, both EU and non-EU, and includes Israel and Palestine (please refer to list of eligible countries). Eligible individuals for a nomination or an award must be born in Europe or hold a European passport. The Academy board may consider non-Europeans provided they have a European refugee or similar status or have lived in Europe and worked in the European film industry for at least five consecutive years. FEATURE FILMS participating in the European Film Awards 2022 must be European feature-length fiction films. The films must have a European director and their main production country has to be European. The films must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022. The Academy Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases. In order to be eligible, the film has to fulfil at least one of the following criteria: - To have been awarded at major festivals - To have been selected at least once for competition plus two other sections by at least three major festivals - To have been theatrically released in at least three countries or sold for such release DOCUMENTARY FILMS taken into consideration must have a minimum length of 70 minutes. The films must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022. The Academy Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases. In order to be eligible, the film has to fulfil at least one of the following criteria: - To have been awarded at major festivals' international or main competition - To have been selected at least once for competition plus two other programmes by at least three major festivals - To have been theatrically released in at least three countries or sold for such release ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS taken into consideration must have a minimum length of 60 minutes. The films must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival, at a regular cinema or online) between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The Academy Board has the right to refrain from this rule in exceptional cases. For the selection procedure the films need to be made available to the Academy Board and/or the members of the corresponding committee(s). The submission fee amounts to € 60 (subject to VAT) per film. Submission deadline is 31 May 2022. For further information and the full regulations please refer to the Academy Website. If you would like to submit a film, please contact submission


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