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The 29th European Film Awards were presented on 10 December 2016 in Wrocław, Poland.[1] The ceremony is one of a number of events to take place in Wrocław as the city is a 2016 European Capital of Culture, along with San Sebastián.[2] The nominations and winners were selected by more than 2,500 members of the European Film Academy.

29th European Film Awards
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Narodowe Forum Muzyki
Date10 December 2016
SiteNational Forum of Music, Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland
Hosted byMaciej Stuhr
Organized byEuropean Film Academy
Highlights
Best PictureToni Erdmann
Best DirectionMaren Ade
Toni Erdmann
Best ActorPeter Simonischek
Toni Erdmann
Best ActressSandra Hüller
Toni Erdmann
Most awardsToni Erdmann (5/6), Land of Mine (4/4)
Most nominationsToni Erdmann (6), I, Daniel Blake (6)
Television coverage
ChannelArte, TVN, NTV Plus, HBO Europe, RAI Movie, Movistar+, Cosmote TV, Curzon Home Cinema, 15 min, LTV, ETV+

CeremonyEdit

The ceremony focused on a political message against ongoing nationalism and euroscepticism. The European Film Academy also remarked on Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia.

SelectionEdit

Awards voted by EFA MembersEdit

Best FilmEdit

The nominees were announced on 6 November 2016 in Seville, Spain at the Seville Festival of European Cinema. Four films nominated for Best Film were premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake, and FIPRESCI Critics Award Toni Erdmann.[3] One film (Room) has been already nominated for the Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards. Three films (Toni Erdmann, Elle, Julieta) had been submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Two films (I, Daniel Blake, Toni Erdmann) received nominations at the 18th British Independent Film Awards.

Toni Erdmann is the first film directed by a woman to win best picture.[4]

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michael Merkt Komplizen Film, Coop99, KNM, Missing Link Films, SWR, WDR, Arte, MonkeyBoy     German, English, Romanian
Elle Paul Verhoeven Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt SBS Productions, Pallas Film, France 2 Cinéma, Entre Chien et Loup, Canal+, France Télévisions, Orange Cinéma Séries, Casa Kafka Pictures, Proximus, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt       French
I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach Rebecca O'Brien Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, Entertainment One, Les Films du Fleuve, Canal+, Ciné+, BE TV, British Film Institute, BBC, France 2, France Télévisions, Le Pacte, VOO     English
Julieta Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García El Deseo, Canal+ France, Ciné +, Televisión Española   Spanish
Room Lenny Abrahamson Ed Guiney, David Gross Telefilm Canada, Filmnation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, Element Pictures, No Trace Camping, Film4     English

Best ComedyEdit

The nominees were announced on 25 October 2016.

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
A Man Called Ove Hannes Holm Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro Tre Vänner   Swedish
Look Who's Back David Wnendt Lars Dittrich, Christopher Müller Mythos Film   German
One Man and His Cow Mohamed Hamidi Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou Quad Productions     French, Arabic

Technical awardsEdit

A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the selection list. The members of the jury were:

  • Benoît Barouh, production designer, France
  • Paco Delgado, costume designer, Spain
  • Martin Gschlacht, cinematographer, Austria
  • Dean Humphreys, sound designer, UK
  • Era Lapid, editor, Israel
  • Waldemar Pokromski, make-up artist, Poland
  • Giuliano Taviani, composer, Italy.

Critics AwardEdit

European DiscoveryEdit

The nominees were announced on 19 September 2016. Award given by International Federation of Film Critics - Prix FIPRESCI.

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Juho Kuosmanen Juho Kuosmanen Aamu Filmcompany, ONE TWO Films, Tre Vänner Produktion AB, Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu, Film Väst, Tre Vänner Produktion AB       Finnish, English
Dogs Bogdan Mirica Marcela Ursu 42 km Film, EZ Films         Romanian
Liebmann Jules Herrmann Jules Herrmann Ester.Reglin.Film Produktionsgesellschaft   French, German, English
Sand Storm Elite Zexer Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg 2-Team Productions, Rotor Film Babelsberg   Arabic
Thirst Svetla Tsotsorkova Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nadejda Koseva Front Film   Bulgarian

Best Animated Feature FilmEdit

The nominees were announced on 25 October 2016. Two films nominated for Best Animated Feature Film were premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. One film (My Life as a Courgette) has been submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. My Life as a Courgette also in official selection for The European Parliament's LUX Prize.

English title Director(s) Animator(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
My Life as a Courgette Claude Barras Kim Keukeleire Armelle Glorennec, Éric Jacquot, Marc Bonny Gebeka Films, Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, KNM     French
Psyconauts, the Forgotten Children Alberto Vázquez, Pedro Rivero Krhis Cembe Farruco Castroman, Carlos Juarez, Luis Tosar Basque Films   Spanish
The Red Turtle Michaël Dudok de Wit Michaël Dudok de Wit Vincent Maraval Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, Studio Ghibli, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Belvision     None

Audience awardsEdit

People's Choice AwardEdit

The nominees were announced on 1 September 2016.[5]

English title Director(s) Production country
Body Małgorzata Szumowska  
A Man Called Ove Hannes Holm    
A War Tobias Lindholm  
Aferim! Radu Jude      
Fire at Sea Gianfranco Rosi    
Julieta Pedro Almodóvar  
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven      
Spectre Sam Mendes  
The Brand New Testament Jaco Van Dormael      
The Danish Girl Tom Hooper  
The High Sun Dalibor Matanić  ,    
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos          

Best Children and Family FilmEdit

The winners were announced on 10 May 2016.

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
Miss Impossible Emilie Deleuze Tatiana Bouchain Ad Vitam Production, Agat Films & Cie   French
Girls Lost Alexandra-Therese Keining Ellinor Lingvall Götafilm     Swedish
Rauf Soner Caner, Baris Kaya Ali Ozgur Ates, Soner Caner, Baris Kaya, Kazim Ugur Kizilaslan, Selman Kizilaslan, Burak Ozan Peri Istanbul, Aslan Film   Turkish, Kurdish

University AwardEdit

The announcement of the five European University Film Award nominations took place during Filmfest Hamburg on 5 October 2016. Films were selected by: Feo Aladag (director/Germany), Dagmar Brunow (academic, Linnaeus University/Sweden), Luis Martinez Lopez (journalist, EL MUNDO/Spain), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (director/Ukraine) and Patrick Sobelman (producer/France). Five nominated films were screened and discussed in the respective classes and each university voted its favourite film. The following 13 universities from 13 European countries participated:

  • Czech Republic: Charles University/Prague
  • France: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
  • Germany: University of Rostock
  • Greece: University of the Aegean/Mytilini (Lesbos)
  • Hungary: Pázmány Péter Catholic University/Budapest
  • Ireland: University College Cork
  • Italy: University of Udine
  • Netherlands: Utrecht University
  • Poland: University of Lodz
  • Portugal: University of Lisbon
  • Sweden: Linnaeus University/Växjö
  • Turkey: Kadir Has University/Istanbul
  • United Kingdom: John Moores University/Liverpool
English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach Rebecca O'Brien Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, Entertainment One, Les Films du Fleuve, Canal+, Ciné+, BE TV, British Film Institute, BBC, France 2, France Télévisions, Le Pacte, VOO     English
Graduation Cristian Mungiu Cristian Mungiu Les Films du Fleuve, Mobra Films, Romanian Film Board, Why Not Productions       Romanian
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Juho Kuosmanen Juho Kuosmanen Aamu Filmcompany, ONE TWO Films, Tre Vänner Produktion AB, Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu, Film Väst, Tre Vänner Produktion AB       Finnish, English
Fire at Sea Gianfranco Rosi Gianfranco Rosi, Paolo Del Brocco, Donatella Palermo Stemal Entertainment, 21 Unofilm, Cinecittà Luce, Rai Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, Arte France Cinéma, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali     Italian
Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michael Merkt Komplizen Film, Coop99, KNM, Missing Link Films, SWR, WDR, Arte, MonkeyBoy     German, English, Romanian

Best DocumentaryEdit

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
Fire at Sea Gianfranco Rosi Gianfranco Rosi, Paolo Del Brocco, Donatella Palermo Stemal Entertainment, 21 Unofilm, Cinecittà Luce, Rai Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, Arte France Cinéma, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali     Italian
21 X New York Piotr Stasik Agnieszka Wasiak Lava Films   English, Chinese
A Family Affair Tom Fassaert Wout Conijn Conijn Film         Dutch, English
Mr. Gaga Tomer Heymann Barak Heymann, Diana Holtzberg Heymann Brothers Films, ZDF, ARTE, AVROTROS, SVT         Hebrew, English
S Is for Stanley Alex Infascelli Inti Carboni, Federica Paniccia, Alex Infascelli, Lorenzo Foschi, Davide Lucchetti Kinethica, Lock & Valentine   English, Italian
The Land of the Enlightened Pieter-Jan De Pue Bart van Langendonck Savage Film, Fastnet Films, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Submarine, ZDF, Arte, Canvas, IKON, Eyeworks, Prime, Sciapode           Persian, English

Best Short FilmEdit

To be considered for a nomination, a short film has to screen in competition at any of the participating festivals:

  • 13 - 24 Oct. 2015: Film Fest Gent (Belgium)
  • 19 - 25 Oct. 2015: Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden)
  • 24 - 31 October 2015: Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
  • 6 - 15 Nov. 2015: Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
  • 27 Jan. - 7 Feb. 2016: International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
  • 5 - 13 Feb. 2016: International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  • 11 - 21 Feb. 2016: Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
  • 9 - 13 Mar. 2016: Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
  • 29 May - 5 Jun. 2016: Kraków Film Festival (Poland)
  • 9 - 17 Jul 2016: Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival/ (Portugal)
  • 3 - 13 Aug. 2016: Festival del film Locarno (Switzerland)
  • 12 - 20 Aug. 2016: Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • 31 Aug. - 10 Sep. 2016: Venice Film Festival (Italy)
  • 19 - 24 Sep. 2016: International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece)
  • 20 - 25 Sep. 2016: Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (UK)
English title Original title Director(s) Type Minutes Production country Language(s) Festival
9 days: From My Window in Aleppo - Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen, Issa Touma documentary 13 min.     Arabic Bristol
The Wall Le mur Samuel Lampaert fiction 8 min   Chinese Ghent
Edmond - Nina Gantz animation 10 min.   English Uppsala
The Goodbye El adiós Clara Roquet fiction 15 min.     Spanish Valladolid
90 Degrees North 90 Grad Nord Detsky Graffam fiction 21 min.   German Cork
We All Love the Seashore Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer Keina Espiñeira fiction/documentary 18 min.   Spanish Rotterdam
In the Distance - Florian Grolig animation 7 min.   - Clermont-Ferrand
A Man Returned - Mahdi Fleifel documentary 30 min.         Arabic Berlin
Small Talk - Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen fiction 21 min.   Norwegian Tampere
I'm Not From Here Yo no soy de aquí Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė documentary 26 min.       Spanish, Basque Kraków
Home - Daniel Mulloy fiction 20 min.       English Vila do Conde
The Fullness of Time (Romance) L'immense retour Manon Coubia fiction 14 min.     French Locarno
Limbo - Konstantina Kotzamani fiction 30 min.     Greek Sarajevo
Amalimbo - Juan Pablo Libossart animation 15 min.     Swedish Venice
Shooting star Падаща звезда Lyubo Yonchev fiction 28 min.     Bulgarian Drama

European Co-Production Award — Prix EurimagesEdit

The winners were announced on 15 November 2016.

Recipient Occupation
  Leontine Petit Producer

Honorary AwardsEdit

List of partnersEdit

The European Film Awards 2016 are presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions in co-operation with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Film Awards 2016 Go to Wroclaw
  2. ^ "Europejskie Nagrody Filmowe w 2016 roku we Wrocławiu". Archived from the original on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ "European Film Awards Nominations Go to 'Toni Erdmann,' 'I, Daniel Blake' and More". IndieWire.
  4. ^ Brown, Mark (11 December 2016). "Toni Erdmann sweeps the board at European film awards 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Vote Opens for People's Choice Award". EFA.
  6. ^ "European cinema stars flock to Wrocław as film awards handed oute". Polskie Radio-The News.pl.

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