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iW NEWS | European Film Awards Announce 44 Finalists

iW NEWS | European Film Awards Announce 44 Finalists

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH have announced the titles of the 44 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the 2008 European Film Awards. Twenty-seven countries are represented on the list. Films include Joe Wright‘s “Atonement,” Dany Boon‘s “Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis,” Arnaud Desplechin‘s “Un Conte de Noel,” Paolo Sorrentino‘s “Il Divo,” Laurent Cantet‘s “The Class,” Matteo Garrone‘s “Gomorra,” Mike Leigh‘s “Happy-Go-Lucky,” Steve McQueen‘s “Hunger,” Sergei Bodrov‘s “Mongol,” Bent Hamer‘s “O’Horten” and Ari Folman‘s “Waltz With Bashir.” Check out the full list here. In the next few weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced on November 8, 2008 at the Sevilla European Film Festival in Spain. The awards will take place on December 6, 2008 in Copenhagen. [Peter Knegt]

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