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"Agnes," "Burma VJ" Among European Film Award Doc Nominees

A scene from Agnes Varda’s “The Beaches of Agnes.”

The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the 2009 European Film Award "Prix Arte" for Best Documentary. A total of ten documentary films are nominated. This year's documentary jury will now convene in the Vilnius, Lithuania to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner, which will be announced at the 22nd European Film Awards on December 12, 2009. Last year, Helena Trestikova's "Rene" beat out James Marsh's Oscar winning "Man on Wire" in this category.

The nominated documentaries are:

The Beaches Of Agnes (Les Plages D'agnes)
Agnes Varda, France

Below Sea Level
Gianfranco Rosi, Italy / USA

Burma Vj
Anders Ostergaard, Denmark

Cooking History (Ako Sa Varia Dejiny)
Peter Kerekes, Slovakia / Austria / Czech Republic

The Damned Of The Sea (Les Damnes De La Mer)
Jawad Rhalib, Belgium

Defamation
Yoav Shamir, Denmark / Austria / Israel / Usa

The Heart Of Jenin (Das Herz Von Jenin)
Leon Geller & Marcus Vetter, Germany

Pianomania
Lilian Franck & Robert Cibis, Germany / Austria

The Sound Of Insects - Record Of A Mummy (Das Summen Der Insekten - Bericht Einer Mumie)
Peter Liechti, Switzerland

The Woman With The 5 Elephants (Die Frau Mit Den 5 Elefanten)
Vadim Jendreyko, Switzerland / Germany

Get the latest from this year's award season at indieWIRE's new awards section.

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