Euro Film Academy docu noms named


MUNICH -- The European Film Academy, a Berlin-based organization of film industry professionals publicly funded by German and European Union sources, announced the nominees for its annual European Film Prize Documentary -- Prix Arte award on Tuesday .

Arte is a German-French pubcasting venture that features mostly informational programming. The three-member jury was chosen together by the EFA and Arte, and will meet this weekend in Berlin.

Ten films were nominated out of 75 entries, said an EFA spokesman. The winning film will be announced next week, and the award will be presented at a gala ceremony in Berlin on Dec. 1.

The nominated documentaries are:

"Am Limit" (To the Limit) by Pepe Danquart, Germany/Austria
"Belarusian Waltz" by Andrzej Fidyk, Norway
"Forever" by Heddy Honigmann, The Netherlands
"Heimatklaenge" (Echoes of Home) by Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland/ Germany
"Le Papier Ne Peut Pas Envelopper La Braise" (Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers) by Rithy Panh, France
"Malon 9 Kohavim" (9 Star Hotel) by Ido Haar, Israel
"Meragel Hashampaniya" (The Champagne Spy) by Nadav Schirman, Israel/Germany
"Ou Est L'amour Dans La Palmeraie?" (Where is the Love in the Palmgrove?) by Jerome Le Maire, Belgium
"Razvod Po Albanski" (Divorce Albanian Style) by Adela Peeva, Bulgaria
"The Monastery" by Pernille Rose Gronkjaer, Denmark