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BEAUTIFUL BEINGS and GODLAND selected for the European Film Awards

Two feature films from Iceland are among the 30 films selected for the European Film Awards 2022, Beautiful Beings by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson and Godland by Hlynur Pálmason.

The European Film Awards, honoring the greatest achievements in European cinema, will be presented on 10 December in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson‘s, Beautiful Beings, had its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (or Berlinale), in February, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label prize in the Panorama section.

Hlynur Pálmason's, Godland, had its world premiere in Cannes in May, in the Un Certain Regard category.

Beautiful Beings was produced by Anton Máni Svansson at Join Motion Pictures in Iceland, in coproduction with Motor Productions (Denmark), Hobab and Film i Väst (Sweden), Bastide Films (The Netherlands) and Negativ (Czech Republic). 

Godland was produced by Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen at Denmark's Snowglobe, and Anton Máni Svansson at Iceland's Join Motion Pictures. Co-producers are Didar Domehri of Maneki Films (France), Anthony Muir and Peter Possne of Film I Väst (Sweden), Mimmi Spång of Garagefilm International (Sweden) and Iceland's Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson of Join Motion Pictures.

With the announcement of the Feature Film Selection, the first step in the three-stage awarding procedure is completed. Based on the votes of the participating members of the European Academy, the nominations will be made public on 8 November 2022. The members of the European Film Academy will then vote for the winners who will be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony in Reykjavík on 10 December 2022.