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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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