The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) nominated two Slovak films for the European Film Awards – feature fiction debut Children by Jaro Vojtek and documentary also directed by Vojtek So far, so near.

The debut feature of documentary filmmamaker Jaro Vojtek Children was premiered in the autumn 2014 as a part of Project 100. Film had its international premiere at IFF Beijing, where won three Tiantan awards: forBest screenplay (Marek Leščák), Best DOP (Tomáš Staněk) and Best actress in supporting role (Éva Bándor). The documentary film So far, so near came to cinemas in the spring 2015.

The selection for the European Film Awards was made by 76 memebers (out of 162), accepted and confirmed by the Board of the Academy, from among of the following eligible titles.

In Silence (d. Z. Jiráský), Children (r. J. Vojtek), Love in Your Soul (d. M. Čengel Solčanská),Hostage (d. J. Nvota) and Seven Ravens (d. A. Nellis).

38 (d. D. Dangl, L. Zednikovič), Comeback (d. M. Remo), wave vs.shore (d. M. Štrba), Salto Mortale (d. A. Žigová), Return to a Burning House (d. A. Grusková), So far, so near (d. J. Vojtek) and Milan Čorba (d. M. Šulík).

The 28th European Film Award Gala Ceremony will be held December 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

Participation of Slovak films and SFTA at the European Film Awards is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.

Source: Press release of the Slovak Film and Television Academy.

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