'Teddy Bear,' 'Missing,' 'Kauwboy' among noms


Films from Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Russia and Blighty will compete for the European Film Academy’s European Discovery Award for young, upcoming helmers.

The Prix Fipresci for a first feature will be given out at the 25th European Film Awards in Malta on Dec. 1. Nominees are decided by a seven-member committee of EFA board members, EFA members and members of Fipresci, the Intl. Federation of Film Critics.

The nominees are “Teddy Bear” from Denmark, helmed by Mads Matthiesen; “Reported Missing” from Germany, helmed by Jan Speckenbach; “Kauwboy” from the Netherlands, helmed by Boudewijn Koole; “Twilight Portrait” from Russia, helmed by Angelina Nikonova; and “Broken,” from U.K. helmer Rufus Norris.

“Broken,” “Kauwboy” and “Teddy Bear” are playing in the 56th BFI London Film Festival, which wraps on Sunday.

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