32nd European Film Awards

The 32nd European Film Awards were presented in Berlin, Germany on December 7, 2019.

32nd European Film Awards
Date7 December 2019
SiteBerlin, Germany
Hosted byAnna Brüggemann and Aistė Diržiūtė
Produced byEFA Productions
Directed byde:Dietrich Brüggemann
Organized byEuropean Film Academy
Official websitewww.europeanfilmawards.eu
Highlights
Best PictureThe Favourite
Best DirectionYorgos Lanthimos
The Favourite
Best ActorAntonio Banderas
Pain and Glory
Best ActressOlivia Colman
The Favourite
Most awardsThe Favourite (8)
Most nominationsThe Favourite (9)

SelectionEdit

FeatureEdit

The list of feature-length fiction films recommended for a nomination for the 2019 European Film Awards.[1][2]

DocumentaryEdit

Ten documentary festivals have suggested one film each, which has had its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest edition, to the committee. Chosen in co-operation with the European Documentary Network (EDN), these festivals are: Cinéma du Réel (France), CPH:DOX (Denmark), Doclisboa (Portugal), DOK Leipzig (Germany), IDFA (Netherlands), Ji.hlava (Czech Republic), Krakow Film Festival (Poland), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece) and Visions du Réel (Switzerland). Based on their recommendations and the films individually submitted, the documentary committee, decided on the EFA Documentary Selection.

Short filmsEdit

For the 2019 and 2020 editions of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy will welcome new festivals to participate in the EFA Short Film selection and awarding procedure. When the annual cycle of participating festivals – running from October of the preceding year to September of the actual awards year – is complete, a committee of short film experts and of EFA Board Members will nominate five of the short film candidates for the award European Short Film.[3]

Awards voted by EFA MembersEdit

Nomination has been announced on November 9th, 2019.[4][5]

FeatureEdit

Best FilmEdit

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos Element Pictures, Arcana, Film4 Productions, Waypoint Entertainment     English
Les Misérables Ladj Ly Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films   French
An Officer and a Spy Roman Polanski Alain Goldman Canal+, Eliseo Cinema, France 2 (FR2), France 3 (FR3), Gaumont, Légende Films, Rai Cinema     French
Pain and Glory Pedro Almodóvar Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García El Deseo   Spanish
System Crasher Nora Fingscheidt Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob Weydemann, Frauke Kolbmüller Kino Filmproduktion, Wydemann Bros.   German
The Traitor Marco Bellocchio Giuseppe Caschetto, Simone Gattoni IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Gullane, Match Factory Productions, Arte France         Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese, English

European ComedyEdit

The nominees were announced on 29 October 2019. The nominations were determined by a committee composed of EFA Board Members Katriel Schory (Israel) and Angela Bosch Ríus (Spain), distributor/festival programmer Selma Mehadzic (Croatia), film, festival & event specialist Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark) and producer Nik Powell (UK).

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos Element Pictures, Arcana, Film4 Productions, Waypoint Entertainment       English
Tel Aviv on Fire Sameh Zoabi Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo, Bernard Michaux, Amir Harel, Patrick Quinet Samsa Film, Lama Films, TS Productions, Artémis Productions     Hebrew, Arabic
Ditte & Louise Niclas Bendixen Thomas Heinesen Nordisk Film Production   Danish

DocumentaryEdit

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  For Sama Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Waad al-Kateab Channel 4 News, Channel 4, Frontline, ITN, Productions, PBS Distribution, WGBH     Arabic, English
The Disappearance of My Mother Beniamino Barrese Filippo Macelloni Nanof, RYOT Films     English, Italian
Honeyland Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska Atanas Georgiev Apolo Media, Trice Films   Turkish
Putin's Witnesses Vitaly Mansky Natalia Manskaia, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda, Vit Klusak Vertov SIA, GoldenEggProduction, Hypermarket Film      Russian
Selfie Agostino Ferrente Marc Berdugo, Barbara Conforti, Gianfilippo Pedote Magnéto Prod     Italian

Animated FeatureEdit

The nominations were determined by a committee consisting of EFA Board Deputy Chairman Antonio Saura (Spain), EFA Board Member Graziella Bildesheim (Italy) and producer Paul Young (Ireland) as well as, representing CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, film critic Stéphane Dreyfus (France), producer Kristine M. I. Knudsen (Germany) and director Janno Põldma (Estonia).[6]

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles Salvador Simó Manuel Cristobal, José M. Fernández de Vega Sygnatia, The Glow, Submarine   Spanish
I Lost My Body Jérémy Clapin Marc Du Pontavice Xilam   French
Marona's Fantastic Tale Anca Damian Anca Damian, Ron Dyens, Tomas Leyers Aparte Film, Minds Meet, Sacrebleu Productions       French
The Swallows of Kabul Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobé Mévellec Michel Merkt, Reginald de Guillebon Les Armateurs   French

Short FilmEdit

Television SeriesEdit

European Achievement in Fiction Series AwardEdit

English title Director Screenplay Country of Production Language
Babylon Berlin     Henk Handloegten
    Achim von Borries
    Tom Tykwer
  Henk Handloegten
  Achim von Borries
  Tom Tykwer
Germany German

Technical awardsEdit

The Favourite has scooped four of the eight technical awards. The jury for the initial eight winners were: Nadia Ben Rachid, editor, France: Vanja Černul, cinematographer, Croatia; Annette Focks, composer, Germany; Gerda Koekoek, hair and make-up artist, Netherlands; Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, costume designer, Ireland; Artur Pinheiro, production designer, Portugal; Gisle Tveito, sound designer, Norway; István Vajda, visual effects, Hungary.[7]

Critics AwardEdit

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCIEdit

The nominees were announced on 8 October 2019.[8] The nominations were determined by a committee composed of EFA Board Members Mike Goodridge (UK) and Valérie Delpierre (Spain), festival programmer Azize Tan (Turkey) as well as film critics Marta Balaga (Finland), Robbie Eksiel (Greece) and Michael Pattison (UK) as representatives of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics.

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  Les Misérables Ladj Ly Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films   French
Aniara Pella Kagerman, Hugo Lilja Annika Rogell Meta Film Stockholm, Meta Film     Swedish
Atlantics Mati Diop Judith Levy Meta Film Stockholm, Meta Film       Wolof
Blind Spot Tuva Novotny Elisabeth Kvithyll Cinekap, Frakas Productions, Les Films du Bal     Norwegian
Irina Nadejda Koseva Stefan Kitanov Art Fest   Bulgarian
Ray & Liz Richard Billingham Jacqui Davies Jacqui Davies   English

Audience awardsEdit

People's Choice AwardEdit

The nominees were announced on 2 September 2019.[9]

English title Director(s) Production country
  Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski      
Border Ali Abbasi    
Dogman Matteo Garrone    
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald David Yates    
Girl Lukas Dhont    
Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher        
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Ol Parker  
Pain and Glory Pedro Almodóvar  
Sink or Swim Gilles Lellouche  
The Breadwinner Nora Twomey      
The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos    
The Purity of Vengeance Journal 64 Christoffer Boe  

University AwardEdit

The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg, a committee consisting of producer Carlo Cresta-Dina (Italy), EFA Board Member Joanna Szymańska (producer/Poland) and university representative Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University, Sweden) has decided on the following nominations:[10]

English title Director(s) Producer(s) Production companies Country Language
  Portrait of a Lady on Fire Céline Sciamma Bénédicte Couvreur Lilies Films   French
And Then We Danced Levan Akin Mathilde Dedye, Ketie Danelia French Quarter Film     Georgian
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija Teona Stugar Mitevska Labina Mitevska Sister and Brother Mitevski, Entre Chien et Loup, Vertigo, Spiritus Movens, Deuxieme Ligne Films           Macedonian
Piranhas Claudio Giovannesi Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra Palomar, Vision Distribution   Italian, Neapolitan
System Crasher Nora Fingscheidt Jonas Weydemann, Peter Hartwig, Jakob Weydemann, Frauke Kolbmüller Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros.   German

European Co-Production Award — Prix EurimagesEdit

The award acknowledges the decisive role of coproductions in fostering international exchange, and pays tribute to a woman’s contribution to the success of film coproduction.

Recipient Occupation
    Ankica Jurić[11] founder of the production company Kinorama

Honorary AwardsEdit

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations (including awards) Film
9 The Favourite
6 Pain and Glory
5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire
4 An Officer and a Spy
The Traitor
System Crasher
3 Les Misérables
2 And Then We Danced
Films that received multiple awards
Wins Film
8 The Favourite
2 Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Pain and Glory

BroadcastersEdit

Call to pull Polanski's nominationsEdit

French feminists and film industry professionals, including Rosanna Arquette, Andrea Bescond, Eric Metayer, Amandine Gay, Catherine Zavlav asked for An Officer and a Spy to be taken out of contention for the awards. The nominations were announced just days after actress Valentine Monnier came forward with her story of allegedly being raped by Polanski in 1975 in newspaper Le Parisien, which was corroborated by contemporary witnesses. The group addressed the request to EFA Production director Marion Doring and jury members Nadia Ben Rachid, Vanja Cernjul, Annette Focks, Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Gerda Koekoek, Artur Pinheiro, Gisle Tveito and Istvan Vadja.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vassilis Economou. "46 feature films selected for the European Film Awards". Cineuropa.
  2. ^ Tom Grater. "Polanski Added To EFA List". deadline.com.
  3. ^ "New Short Film Selection & Awarding Procedure". EFA.
  4. ^ "EFA Nominations - European Film Awards". www.europeanfilmawards.eu. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  5. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/11/european-film-awards-2019-nominations-roman-polanski-pedro-almodovar-full-list-1202782005/
  6. ^ https://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/four-animation-films-nominated-for-the-european-film-awards-2019
  7. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/11/european-film-awards-the-favourite-dominates-first-winners-1202789515/
  8. ^ https://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/six-debut-films-nominated-for-the-european-film-awards-2019
  9. ^ "EFA opens vote for People's Choice Award". Cineuropa.
  10. ^ https://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/five-films-nominated-for-european-university-film-award-eufa-2019
  11. ^ "Croatian Ankica Jurić Tilić to Receive Eurimages Co-production Award". FNE STAFF.
  12. ^ "EFA Honours Juliette Binoche". EFA.
  13. ^ Scott Roxborough. "Werner Herzog to Receive Lifetime Honor From European Film Academy". Cineuropa.
  14. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rosanna-arquette-joins-calls-polanski-ban-at-european-film-awards-1258502

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