An anniversary edition to celebrate 20 years of the
European Film Academy, with an all-start cast of
The European Film Academy was founded in 1988 as a cinematic
brotherhood that would bring together filmmakers from across the
East/West divide. The first winner of the Best Film prize was
Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing.
Since then the extent to which the map of Europe has changed is
exemplified by the most recent winner of the Best Film prize,
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others. This volume
features articles and interviews with leading directors, writers,
producers, actors, cinematographers, critics, directors of
festivals and cinema institutions-as well as audience members from
across the wide swathe of Europe-in which they discuss the
question: What is a European film?