A committee of EFA Board Members (producers Antonio Saura, Spain, Ada Solomon, Romania, EFA Member Signe Byrge Sørensen, Denmark), as well as documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (Netherlands) and Jacques Laurent (Belgium) decided on the following nominations:
JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jon Bang Carlsen
PRODUCED BY: Helle Ulsten & Jon Bang Carlsen
So-called “interventionists” enter suburban homes in the night and rip troubled teens from their beds to transport them, against their will, to a reform school in Utah.
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
DIRECTED BY: Marc Bauder
PRODUCED BY: Marc Bauder & Markus Glaser
Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries.
OF MEN AND WAR
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: Laurent Bécue-Renard
Anger consumes a dozen combat vets long after their return from the front as they attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families.
DIRECTED BY: Gianfranco Rosi
WRITTEN BY: Nicolo Bassetti
PRODUCED BY: Marco Visalberghi & Carole Solive
Rome’s giant ring road –the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA- and the invisible worlds and possible futures harboured in this area of constant turmoil.
WAITING FOR AUGUST
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Teodora Ana Mihai
PRODUCED BY: Hanne Phlypo & Antoine Vermeesch
During their mother’s absence, Georgiana has been catapulted into the role of head of the family, responsible for her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania.
WE COME AS FRIENDS
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: Hubert Sauper
A science fiction-like odyssey in a home-made flying machine.
More than 3,000 EFA Members will elect the winner. The European Documentary 2014 will be presented at the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, December 13– and streamed live here.