European Film Academy Documentary 2009 nominees


The European Film Academy has announced the nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2009 – PRIX ARTE. There is a total of ten documentary films nominated. Upon invitation by the city of Vilnius, this year’s documentary jury will now convene in the Lithuanian capital to screen the nominated films and decide on the winner.

Appointed by the European Film Academy and ARTE, the members of the documentary jury are:
Nino Kirtadzé, documentary filmmaker, France/Georgia
Franz Grabner, producer / editor ORF, Austria
Viktor Kossakovsky, documentary filmmaker, Russia
In association with the European culture channel ARTE, the winner will be presented at the 22nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 12 December, in Bochum/Germany.

The nominated documentaries are:

THE BEACHES OF AGNES (Les Plages d’Agnès) Agnès Varda, France
BELOW SEA LEVEL, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy / USA
BURMA VJ, Anders Østergaard, Denmark
COOKING HISTORY (Ako Sa Varia Dejiny) Peter Kerekes, Slovakia / Austria / Czech Republic
THE DAMNED OF THE SEA (Les Damnés de la Mer) Jawad Rhalib, Belgium
DEFAMATION, Yoav Shamir, Denmark / Austria / Israel / USA
THE HEART OF JENIN (Das Herz von Jenin) Leon Geller & Marcus Vetter, Germany
PIANOMANIA, Lilian Franck & Robert Cibis, Germany / Austria
THE SOUND OF INSECTSRECORD OF A MUMMY (Das Summen der InsektenBericht einer Mumie) Peter Liechti, Switzerland
THE WOMAN WITH THE 5 ELEPHANTS (Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten) Vadim Jendreyko, Switzerland / Germany


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Robin Menken

Robin Menken Robin Menken lives in Los Angeles. She was the Artistic Director of the Second City Workshops, taught at UC Berkeley, USC, Barcelona\'s Ateneu and the Esalin Institute. She was Roberto Rossellini\'s assistant, and worked with Yevgeny Vevteshenku, Glauber Rocha and Eugene Ionesco. She sold numerous screenplays and wrote the OBIE winning The FTA SHow (touring with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Ben Vereen.) She was a programming consultant and Special Events co-ordinator for numerous film festivals, including the SF, Rio, Havana and N.Y Film Festivals. Her first news outlet was the historic East Village Other.

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