Land of the Enlightened Included in the European Film Awards Documentary Selection

Posted August 17, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in Uncategorized
The Land of the Enlightened
The Land of the Enlightened
Land of the Enlightened the feature documentary co-produced by Fastnet Films and soon to be distributed by Wildcard, is included in the EFA Documentary Selection, a list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year’s European Film Awards, which take place on the 10th of December in Wroclaw.

Ten documentary festivals have recommended one film each to the committee which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition.

Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, consisting of EFA Board Members Vanessa Henneman (Netherlands), Roberto Cicutto (Italy), and Marek Rozenbaum (Israel), documentary filmmaker Alexander Nanau (Romania) and documentary expert Paul Pauwels (European Documentary Network, Belgium) decided who will win the selection.

EFA Members vote for five documentary nominations. Based on these nominations, the EFA Members will then elect the ‘European Documentary 2016’ which will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Morgan Bushe, producer of Land of the Enlightened has said of the nomination “It’s great for the film to be shortlisted for the EFAs so soon after receiving the Depth of Field award at DocAviv and the Golden Firebird nomination at Hong Kong. WildCard are preparing now for the Irish release but audiences will get an opportunity to see the film as part of the IFI DocFest in September. I hope Irish EFA members will support the film when it comes time to vote”.

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