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A SONG CALLED HATE makes selection list for European Film Awards

A Song Called Hate is one of 15 documentaries recommended for nomination for the European Film Awards. The film is about Hatari, an anticapitalist, BDSM techno band, and the band’s experience representing Iceland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. They turn heads and open minds with their in-your-face performance. But with 200 million people watching worldwide, Hatari found themselves unable to ignore the pressing politics of the Israel-Palestine conflict – so they resolved to make a difference. But will their message be able to pierce the shiny bubble of Eurovision?

A Song Called Hate trailer

A Song Called Hate was written, directed, and produced by Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir for Tattarrattat, and international sales are being handled by LevelK. It premiered at the Warsaw Film Festival in October 2020 and has since traveled the world. It will compete for the Best Nordic Documentary Award at Nordisk Panorama, which takes place in Sweden from September 16 –21.

A full list of the European Film Awards documentary selection can be found here.

Actual nominations for the 34th European Film Awards will be announced at the Sevilla European Film Festival on November 9 and the awards ceremony will be held in Berlin on December 11.