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Two Spanish, one British, one French and a Ukrainian film have made the shortlist for the 2014 European Discovery award, the European Film Academy’s best first feature prize.
This year’s nominees include Yann Demange‘s Belfast political drama 71, Party Girl from French writer/director collective Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, and Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy‘s The Tribe, a look at a tough gang of Ukrainian teens made up entirely of deaf mutes.
Spanish filmmakers lead the way this year with two nominees: Carlos Marques-Marcet’s debut feature 10,000 KM, a look at the trials of long-distance love; and Fernando Franco’s psychological drama Wounded.
The nominees were picked by an expert panel made up of members of the European Film Academy and representatives of the Fipresci international federation of film critics. The some 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote on the winner of this year’s European Discovery Award, which will be announced at the European Film Awards in Riga, Latvia on Dec. 13.
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