Reformatting the European Film Awards into a remote live event

EUROPEAN CINEMA AWARDS 2021

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– Cineuropa will also host the live broadcast of the ceremony, which will take place on December 11 in Berlin but with on-site attendance limited to nominees and winners

The 34th European Film Awards will take place as a live ceremony, broadcast and streamed from Berlin on Saturday 11 December 2021. It will not include the usual audience of academy members, partners and film industry guests, and will not be tracked. by the international media. Participation will be limited to nominees and winners.

The decision recognizes the deteriorating situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a growing number of European countries and in Germany. The pandemic will affect all events that usually take place during the awards weekend. The ceremony will once again be broadcast and broadcast live on the awards web, as well as here, on Cineuropa, the awards’ press partner.

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Matthijs Wouter Knol, CEO and Director of the European Film Academy, said: “It is to our great regret, and we realize that this must be a huge disappointment to many in Europe. And we too are very disappointed. But faced with the responsibility of such an event, we see no other choice. The risk would simply be too high. We will now continue to put all our efforts into making it a special event – for those who can attend and for those who will follow us from elsewhere.

Awarding procedures remain unaffected, ie most awards are currently voted on directly by the more than 4,100 members of the European Film Academy.

As a reminder, the awards ceremony will also host for the second time the announcement of the three nominees for the LUX Audience Award, the pan-European audience award created by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy which will be voted on by the public at across Europe.

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