Julien Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon' Among European Film Awards Documentary Nominees
BERLIN – The European Film Academy on Tuesday unveiled its nominees for this year's best documentary honor at the European Film Awards.
They are Julien Temple’s music documentary London – The Modern Babylon; the Swiss doc Winter Nomads, about a pair of shepherds travelling 400 miles over the Alps in November; and Tea or Electricity, a look at modern life in an isolated Moroccan village, from Belgium filmmaker Jerome le Maire.
A committee consisting of Nik Powell, deputy chairman of the European Film Academy board and director of Britain’s National Film And Television School, Swiss Films’ Francine Brucher, Greek producer Despina Mouzaki, documentary filmmaker Claas Danielsen and Ally Derks, founder and head of the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, picked the three films for this year’s non-fiction shortlist.
Films from Ken Loach, Michael Haneke and Jacques Audiard recently were announced as being among the 47 feature films on this year's European Film Academy nominations long list. Haneke's Palme d'Or winner Amour (Love), Loach's The Angel's Share and Audiard’s Rust and Bone all made the list.
The 2,700 members of the European Film Academy will select the winner at the 25th European Film Awards on Dec. 1 in Malta.