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“Pina,” “Position Among the Stars” in running for EFA doc prize

The European Film Academy has named Wim Wenders' Pina (pictured), Leonard Retel Helmrich's Position Among the Stars and Victor Kossakovsky's ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! as the nominees for this year's EFA Documentary 2011 - Prix Arte.
October 18, 2011

The European Film Academy (EFA) has named Wim Wenders’ Pina (pictured), Leonard Retel Helmrich’s Position Among the Stars and Victor Kossakovsky’s ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! as the nominees for this year’s EFA Documentary 2011 – Prix Arte.

Pina is a feature-length dance film shot in 3D, featuring the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch; while Position is the third in a trilogy of films looking at life in Indonesia. Antipodas, meanwhile, contrasts life in four locations that lie at opposite ends of the globe from one another.

The three non-fiction titles were picked by a committee consisting of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board; EFA board member Despina Mouzaki (Greece), EFA member Francine Brücher (Switzerland); Claas Danielsen from the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film; Ally Derks from IDFA; Belgian producer Jacques Laurent; and ARTE-observer Martin Pieper.

The winner will be presented at the 24th EFA Awards on December 3 in Berlin.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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