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NAME OF ACADEMY


  European Film Academy e. V.



ADDRESS
Street / House No.        Kurfürstendamm 225
Postal Code / City        10719 Berlin
Country                   Germany
Phone                     0049- 30- 887 167-0
Fax                       0049- 30- 887 167- 77
E-Mail                    efa@europeanfilmacademy.org
Website                   www.europeanfilmacademy.org


ACADEMY

FOUNDING YEAR: April 1989 (founded as European Cinema Society, re-named 1991 as European Film
               Academy)

AIMS:                     - the promotion of European cinema,
                          - passing on experience to next generation of film makers,
                          - the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.

ACTIVITIES:               Every year, the various activities (see OTHER ACTIVITIES) of the European Film
                          Academy (EFA) culminate in the presentation of the European Film Awards. In 2012,
                          the 25th European Film Awards Ceremony will be celebrated. The Awards ceremony is
                          held in another European city every second year - returning to Berlin every other year.
                          (1988 Berlin, 1989 Paris, 1990 Glasgow, 1991 - 1997 Berlin, 1998 London, 1999 Berlin,
                          2000 Paris, 2001 Berlin, 2002 Rome, 2003 Berlin, 2004 Barcelona, 2005 Berlin, 2006
                          Warsaw, 2007 Berlin, 2008 Copenhagen, 2009 Bochum, 2010 Tallinn, 2011 Berlin)

FINANCING:                Financed through public funds, partners and sponsors.

STRUCTURE:                President (honorary), Chairman of the Board, 2 Deputy Chairmen,
                          16 EFA Board members, EFA Secretariat, approx. 2,500 members.

TYPE:
          non-profit Association




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DETAILED ORGANIGRAM: (including members, professional representatives, terms of office,
election procedures, etc.)
Board:                     15 board members + 4 honorary members
Advisory Committee:        --
President / Chairman:      President: Wim Wenders
                           Chairman of the Board: Yves Marmion
                           Deputy Chairmen: Nik Powell, Volker Schlöndorff

The President is elected by the members upon proposal of the Board for a period of 5 years. Re-election is
possible for an unlimited number of times. The Board and the Chairmen are elected for a period of two years.
They remain in office until the statutory appointment of the next Board. Re-election is possible for 2 further
periods of office. If the member has missed an election, he/she may be elected again for a total of 3 periods of
office, and must then again miss a period.

Management:                      Marion Döring, director
Number of Employees:             7

Organizational structure of the office:
European Film Academy e.V.: Director, Finances & Administration, Co-ordination awarding procedures,
Press/PR, Accounting, Co-ordination Short Film Initiative & Training Projects, Assistant to Director
EFA Productions gGmbH: Managing Director (Producer of the Ceremony) , Managing Director (Executive
Producer), Event Management & TV Sales


MEMBERSHIP

NUMBER OF MEMBERS:                        2,500 (as of September 2011)

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:                    director, actor/actress, agent, cinematographer, composer, costume
                                          designer, distributor/exhibitor, editor, producer, production designer,
                                          screenwriter, sound designer, technician, agent, casting director,
                                          international sales agent, institutional (funding institutions, festival directors,
                                          etc.)

MEMBERSHIP FEE:                           180 € per year

TASKS OF THE MEMBERS:                     - annual voting of nominations and winners for the awards,
                                          - election of board members,
                                          - support of the aims of the Academy,
                                          - possible participation in the Academy's training and promotional
                                            activities

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA:                      Applicants must have worked on at least 3 film productions
                                          (feature or documentary) for theatrical release and must have received
                                          front credits for their work on these films. All applications have to be
                                          supported by two EFA Members.
                                          Nominees and European Film Awards winners are automatically
                                          invited to join the European Film Academy, as well as the nominees
                                          and winners of the awards ceremonies of the National European
                                          Academies. The EFA Board decides on an individual basis on all
                                          non-creative and/or institutional applications.




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AWARDS CEREMONY
                        DATE OF CEREMONY: first Saturday in December

                        NAME, DESIGN AND HISTORY OF STATUE: Until 1997 “Felix”, since then a
                        not-named female statuette (see picture).

                        FINANCING OF CEREMONY: The European Film Awards Ceremony is mainly
                        financed through public funds, sponsorship and patronage, international TV sales, and
                        private sources.


INVOLVEMENT OF THE PUBLIC (People’s Choice Award, etc ):
The People’s Choice Award was added as a new category in 1997. The nomination for this category is based on
audience acclaim in- and outside of the country of a film’s origin. The winner is voted for by the European
cinema audiences in a campaign launched in the internet and through the major European film magazines.

MAIN CATEGORIES (including, if applicable, a category for a non-national award):
EUROPEAN FILM
EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
EUROPEAN ACTRESS
EUROPEAN ACTOR
EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER
CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD
EUROPEAN EDITOR
EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER
EUROPEAN COMPOSER
EUROPEAN DISCOVERY - Prix FIPRESCI
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY - Prix ARTE
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM
EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film

SELECTION, NOMINATION AND AWARDING PROCEDURE:
Membership Voting:        EFA Members choose, through a secret ballot, the nominations and the winners for the
European Film Awards.
The selected films are submitted to the EFA Members on DVD and/or via VOD.
Selection Procedure: The selection of approx. 40 - 45 films proposed to the EFA Members for consideration for
a nomination is made as follows:
- in the 20 (twenty) European countries with the highest number of EFA Members (as of March 15), these
members vote directly for one film from among the national feature films released in their country between the
previous July and June of that year. With a minimal voter turnout of 25% the film having received the highest
number of votes in each of these countries will automatically be included in the selection of films, provided it
corresponds to the regulations of the European Film Awards;
- the selection of the approx. 20 - 25 remaining films is made by a committee composed of members of the EFA
Board and a group of experts appointed by the Board. These remaining films are selected from proposals
submitted before June 15 by European film institutions, festivals, trade magazines, media partners, members of
the European Film Academy and producers of European films.
Nomination Procedure: The members of the European Film Academy vote for the nominees of most*
categories. The committee has the right to nominate one further film or performance in each of these categories.
(*some nominations are elected through an expert committee or determined by participating festivals as the
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM, for example)


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Awarding Procedure: Based on the nominations, the members of the European Film Academy vote for most of
the winners, which are announced at the European Film Awards Ceremony. (The exceptions are: EUROPEAN
FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD
CINEMA, EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, PEOPLE’S CHOICE
AWARD for Best European Film.)
Monetary Awards                No

PRODUCER OF THE CEREMONY: Since 2006: EFA Productions gGmbH, non-profit company, with the
European Film Academy as only shareholder.

STRUCTURE OF THE PRODUCTION TEAM: The European Film Awards Ceremony is produced by
EFA Productions gGmbH. All decisions on content, voting procedures and protocol are made by the European
Film Academy.

TERRITORIES OF BROADCAST AND BROADCASTER/S: Broadcast in about 45 territories.

TYPE OF COOPERATION WITH MAIN BROADCASTER/S: ARTE and ZDF are the main
cooperation partners in the production of the European Film Awards.




OTHER ACTIVITIES: Throughout the year, EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing
with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences,
seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. The
activities include:

A Sunday in the Country is a special weekend encounter between approximately thirteen young European film
makers and some established EFA members. The private atmosphere of these gatherings guarantees an exchange
of ideas and experience which goes far beyond the results of usual workshops.

Master Classes offer valuable training opportunities for young talent, combining theoretical and practical
training. The high-profile list of former masters includes renowned film professionals such as Jean-Jacques
Annaud, André Delvaux, Alain Derobe, Anthony Dod Mantle, Bernd Eichinger, Tsui Hark, Stefan Jarl,
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jiri Menzel, Mike Newell, Hervé Schneid, Allan Starski, Tilda Swinton, István Szabó, and
Marc Weigert.

The EFA Short Film Initiative is an initiative of the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of
film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, one European short film wins a nomination for the
European Film Academy Short Film 2010.

SHORT MATTERS! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the short films nominated
for the European Film Awards to a series of film festivals across Europe and beyond, giving these films an
additional platform.




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