Awards contest open to European directors, actresses and actors and hosted by the European Film Academy.
Each nominee receives a certificate award and each winner receives a certificate and a statuette.
The European Film Academy presents an annual ceremony to celebrate the achievements of European cinema that have taken place that year, known as the European Film Awards.
They are presented jointly with EFA Productions and there are a total of 21 categories applicants can apply to including European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor.
Although there are no restrictions stipulated in the awards guidance, applicants are advised to contact the funding provider directly to discuss eligibility.
European actors and actresses can apply as long as they were born in Europe or are the bearer of a European passport.
Films which have a director who was born in Europe or has a European passport can also be submitted. The criteria whereby a film qualifies as European are based upon the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, Appendix II, issued by the Council of Europe. According to the Convention, a film qualifies as European if it achieves 15 points out of a possible maximum of 19 from a schedule of European elements. To allow for more flexibility the European Film Academy uses a lower percentage of 12 points.
Match funding is not a requirement of the scheme.
There are no costs to the applicant.