EFA Awards sets Seville as host

Festival reups deal with Academy

The Seville European Film Festival has reupped its deal with the European Film Academy to host the nominations ceremony for the EFA Awards — Europe’s equivalent of the Oscars –through 2012.

In his second year as artistic director, Javier Martin Dominguez confirmed at Cannes that Seville will repeat Euro-centric sidebars including a Eurimages Euro co-prod section; Short Matters, showcasing the shorts up for EFA awards; a selection of docus and fiction films from Gallic-German broadcaster Arte; and a European Collection tapping features on the EFA awards nomination longlist.

Adding more industry heft, fest will host seminars on digital film, marketing and distribution.

With the U.K. the subject of a film focus, Brit producer Jeremy Thomas will receive a career achievement award.

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