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33rd European Film Awards Presented Virtually From 8 to 12 December

Today marks the beginning of the 33rd European Film Awards (EFA) which will be presented as a series of virtual events every evening at 21:00 (Latvia time) from 8 to 12 December. Riga International Film Festival is an official livestream partner of the EFA and all events can be watched below. 

The ceremony honours the achievements of European cinema in various categories and welcomes outstanding European filmmakers. Among the nominees (explore the full list here) a host of films screened during RIGA IFF 2020 can be found – Undine, Martin Eden, Berlin Alexanderplatz, to name a few. 

Perhaps most importantly, Regina Pessoa’s Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days is the European Short Film Award candidate selected at RIGA IFF 2019 and the winner will be announced on Thursday, 10 December.

The programme kicks off on Tuesday, 8 December, with a discussion dedicated to the re-structuring, re-engineering and re-aligning the European film industry – “From Survival to Revival: Building the Post-Covid Future” (with Mark Cousins, Agnieszka Holland, Kirsten Niehuus and Thomas Vinterberg). 

From 9 to 11 December during the “EFAs at Eight” various awards will be presented, save for the main EFA categories. On 12 December the awards in Film, Documentary, Discovery, Director, Actress, Actor, Screenwriter, Innovative Storytelling categories will be presented. Full programme can be explored at the European Film Awards website.