European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year

European Film Award - Prix Eurimages or European Discovery has been awarded annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy. Originally it was called Young European Film of the Year.

European Discovery of the Year
Country Europe
Presented byEuropean Film Academy
First awarded1988
Currently held byThe Tribe (2014)
Websiteeuropeanfilmawards.eu

Winners and nomineesEdit

1980sEdit

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
1988 Best Young Film
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Pedro Almodóvar Augustin Almodovár  
Days of Eclipse Дни затмения Aleksandr Sokurov ?  
It's Happening Tomorrow Domani accadrà Daniele Luchetti Marco Alfieri  
Damnation Kárhozat Béla Tarr József Marx  
Pathfinder Ofelaš or Veiviseren Nils Gaup John M. Jacobsen  
Reefer and the Model Joe Comerford Lelia Doolan  
Stormy Monday Mike Figgis Nigel Stafford-Clark    
1989 Young European Film of the Year
300 Miles to Heaven 300 mil do nieba Maciej Dejczer Prod. Film Unit “TOR“      
Cinema Paradiso Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli    
Mist Sis Zülfü Livaneli Ülker Livaneli    
Kuduz Ademir Kenović Bakir Tanović  
Scandal Michael Caton-Jones Steve Woolley    
My Left Foot My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Jim Sheridan Noel Pearson    
Waller’s Last Walk Wallers letzter Gang Christian Wagner Christian Wagner  

1990sEdit

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
1990 Young European Film of the Year
Henry V Kenneth Branagh Bruce Sharman  
The White Dove La Blanca Paloma Juan Minon Eduardo Campoy  
On Tour Turnè Gabriele Salvatores Gianni Minervini  
Love Without Pity Un monde sans pitié Eric Rochant Alain Rocca  
Lie Still – Die - Revive Замри, умри, воскресни Vitali Kanevsky Lenfilm Studios Leningrad  
1991 Young European Film of the Year
Toto the Hero Toto le héros Jaco van Dormael Pierre Drouot, Dany Geys, Iblis Films Bruxelles      
Delicatessen Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Claudie Ossard  
Ultra Ultrà Ricky Tognazzi Claudio Bonivento  
1992 Young European Film of the Year
The Northerners De noorderlingen Alex van Warmerdam Laurens Geels, Dick Maas, First Floor Features  
Three Days Trys dienos Šarūnas Bartas Audrius Kuprevičius  
Nord Xavier Beauvois Bernard Verley  
1993 Young European Film of the Year
Orlando Sally Potter Christopher Sheppard          
Man Bites Dog C'est arrivé près de chez vous Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde  
Antonio's Girlfriend La petite amie d'Antonio Manuel Poirier Jean-Christophe Colson  
1994 Young European Film of the Year
The Son of the Shark Le fils du requin Agnès Merlet Francois Fries      
Woyzeck János Szász Péter Barbalics, László Sipos  
Kosh ba kosh Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov          
1995 Young European Film of the Year
Hate La haine Mathieu Kassovitz Christophe Rossignon    
Butterfly Kiss Michael Winterbottom Julie Baines, Sarah Daniel  
The Deathmaker Der Totmacher Romuald Karmakar Christian Granderath, Gebhard Henke, Romuald Karmakar, Thomas Schühly  
1996 Young European Film of the Year
Some Mother's Son Terry George Edward Burke, Arthur Lappin, Jim Sheridan    
Lea Ivan Fíla Ivan Fíla, Eliska Sekavova, Herbert Rimbach      
Beautiful Thing Hettie MacDonald Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter  
1997 European Discovery of the Year – Fassbinder Award
The Life of Jesus La vie de Jésus Bruno Dumont Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat  
no other nominees
1998 European Discovery – Fassbinder Award 1998
The Celebration Festen Thomas Vinterberg Birgitte Hald, Morten Kaufmann    
The Dream Life of Angels La vie rêvée des anges Erick Zonca François Marquis  
no other nominees
1999 European Discovery 1999 – Fassbinder Award
The War Zone Tim Roth Sarah Radclyffe, Dixie Linder    
no other nominees

2000sEdit

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
2000 European Discovery 2000 – Fassbinder Award
Human Resources Ressources humaines Laurent Cantet Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta    
101 Reykjavík 101 Reikiavik Baltasar Kormákur Michael P. Aust, Baltasar Kormákur, Þorfinnur Ómarsson, Ingvar Þórðarson            
Gangster No. 1 Paul McGuigan Jonathan Cavendish, Norma Heyman      
Kennedy And I Kennedy et moi Sam Karmann Christian Bérard, Edouard Weil  
Northern Skirts Nordrand Barbara Albert Erich Lackner      
Some Voices Simon Cellan-Jones Damian Jones, Graham Broadbent  
Together Tillsammans Lukas Moodysson Lars Jönsson      
Tuvalu Veit Helmer Vladimir Andreyev    
Forget America Vergiss Amerika Vanessa Jopp Katja De Bock, Alena Rimbach, Herbert Rimbach  
2001 European Discovery 2001 - Fassbinder Award
Pellet El bola Achero Mañas Francisco Lázaro, José Antonio Félez  
alaska.de Esther Gronenborn Dietmar Güntsche, Eberhard Junkersdorf  
The Sea That Thinks De zee die denkt Gert de Graaff René Huybrechtse, René Scholten  
Dog Days Hundstage Ulrich Seidl Philippe Bober, Helmut Grasser  
Jalla! Jalla! Josef Fares Anna Anthony  
Dead End Streets Kleistoi dromoi Stavros Ioannou ?  
Last Resort Paweł Pawlikowski Ruth Caleb  
Lovely Rita Jessica Hausner Barbara Albert    
The Chimp Маймыл Aktan Abdykalykov Marc Baschet        
Happy man Szczęśliwy człowiek Małgorzata Szumowska Wojciech Has  
2002 European Discovery 2002 - Fassbinder Award
Hukkle György Pálfi András Böhm, Csaba Bereczky  
Two Friends Due amici Spiro Scimone, Francesco Sframeli Andrea Nuzzolo, Francesco Tornatore  
Minor Mishaps Annette K. Olesen Ib Tardini    
Respiro Emanuele Crialese Domenico Procacci, Anne-Dominique Toussaint    
No Regrets Nichts bereuen Benjamin Quabeck Michael Schaefer, Stephanie Wagner  
Smoking Room Roger Gual, Julio D. Wallovits Adolfo Blanco, Quique Camín  
Pleasant Days Szép napok Kornél Mundruczó Philippe Bober, Zsófia Kende, Viktória Petrányi, Kornél Sipos  
The Warrior El guerrero Asif Kapadia F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen        
Guardian of the Frontier Varuh meje Maja Weiss Ida Weiss      
What's Going On? Wesh wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe? Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche ?  
The Kite Zmey Aleksei Muradov Pyotr Chernyayev, Robert Filatov, Aleksei Muradov, Yevgeniya Tirdatova  
2003 European Film Academy Discovery 2003 - Prix Fassbinder
The Return Возвращение Andrei Zvyagintsev Yelena Kovalyova, Dmitry Lesnevsky  
Fuse Gori vatra Pjer Žalica Ademir Kenović        
The Hours of the Day Las horas del día Jaime Rosales María José Díez, Ismael Glück  
Whatever You Say Mon idole Guillaume Canet Alain Attal  
Reconstruction Christoffer Boe Tine Grew Pfeiffer  
Schultze Gets the Blues Michael Schorr Jens Körner  
Young Adam David Mackenzie Jeremy Thomas    
2004 European Film Academy Discovery 2004 – Prix Fassbinder
A Children's Story Certi bambini Antonio Frazzi, Andrea Frazzi Rosario Rinaldo  
A Common Thread Brodeuses Éléonore Faucher Alain Benguigui, Bertrand Van Effenterre  
Kroko Sylke Enders Christiane Hartmann, Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner  
Or אור / Mon trésor Keren Yedaya Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir    
A Wonderful Night in Split Ta divna splitska noć Arsen Anton Ostojić Jozo Patljak  
Harvest Time Marina Razbezhkina Tatyana Kanayeva, Natalia Zheltukhina  
2005 European Film Academy Discovery 2005 - Prix Fassbinder
Accused Anklaget Jakob Thuesen Thomas Heinesen  
Alice Marco Martins Paulo Branco  
4 Ilya Khrzhanovsky Yelena Yatsura  
Stranger Ono Małgorzata Szumowska Karl Baumgartner, Raimond Goebel      
When The Tide Comes In Quand la mer monte... Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte Humbert Balsan, Catherine Burniaux    
Saimir Francesco Munzi Cristiano Bortone, Daniele Mazzocca  
Uno Aksel Hennie Jørgen Storm Rosenberg  
2006 European Discovery 2006
13 Tzameti Géla Babluani Géla Babluani    
Fresh Air Friss levegö Ágnes Kocsis Ferenc Pusztai  
Pingpong Matthias Luthardt Niklas Bäumer, Anke Hartwig  
Retrieval Z odzysku Sławomir Fabicki Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł  
2007 European Discovery 2007
The Band's Visit ביקור התזמורת Eran Kolirin Ehud Bleiberg, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel, Eylon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad      
Control Anton Corbijn Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert, Orian Williams, Iain Canning, Peter Heslop, Tony Wilson, Deborah Curtis        
A Man’s Fear of God Takva Özer Kiziltan Sevil Demirci, Önder Çakar    
Counterparts Gegenüber Jan Bonny Bettina Brokemper  
2008 European Discovery 2008
Hunger Steve McQueen Laura Hastings-Smith, Robin Gutch    
Snow Snijeg Aida Begić Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stoeter Elma Tataragić        
Summer Book Ajami Seyfi Teoman Yamaç Okur, TNadir Operli  
Tulpan Tulpan Sergei Dvortsevoy Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos            
2009 European Discovery 2009
Katalin Varga Peter Strickland Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Peter Strickland      
The Other Bank Gagma napiri George Ovashvili George Ovashvili, Sain Gabdullin    
Ajami Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Mosh Danon, Thanassis Karathanos, Talia Kleinhendler    
Be Good Sois sage Juliette Garcias Marianne Slot    
Autumn Sonbahar Özcan Alper F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen    

2010sEdit

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
2010 European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
Lebanon לבנון Samuel Maoz Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, David Silber, Uri Sabag, Einat Bickel, Benjamina Mirnik, Illan Girard        
Nothing Personal Urszula Antoniak Reinier Selen, Edwin van Meurs    
When We Leave Die Fremde Feo Aladag Feo Aladag, Züli Aladag,  
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier Florin Serban Catalin Mitulescu, Florin Serban      
The Double Hour La doppia ora Giuseppe Capotondi Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, Stefano Sardo  
2011 European Discovery 2011
Oxygen Adem Hans Van Nuffel Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo    
Breathing Atmen Karl Markovics Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak  
Michael Michael Markus Schleinzer Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser  
Nothing’s All Bad Smukke mennesker Mikkel Munch-Fals Meta Louise Foldager Stine Meldgaard Madsen  
Tilva Roš Nikola Ležaić Uroš Tomić, Nikola Ležaić, Mina Đukić  
2012 European Discovery 2012 - Prix Fipresci
Kauwboy Boudewijn Koole Jan van der Zanden, Wilant Boekelman  
Broken Broken Rufus Norris Dixie Linder, Tally Garner, Nick Marston, Bill Kenwright  
Reported Missing Die Vermissten Jan Speckenbach Anke Hartwig  
Teddy Bear 10 Timer til Paradis Mads Matthiesen Morten Kiems Juhl  
Twilight Portrait Портрет в сумерках Angelina Nikonova Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova, Olga Dihovichnaya  
2013 European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
Oh Boy! Jan Ole Gerster Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadouh  
Eat Sleep Die Äta sova dö Gabriela Pichler China Åhlander  
Call Girl Mikael Marcimain Mimmi Spång        
Miele Valeria Golino Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Raphaël Berdugo    
The Plague La Plaga Neus Ballús Pau Subirós  
2014 European Discovery 2014 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
The Tribe Племя Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy  
10,000 km Carlos Marques-Marcet  
'71 Yann Demange  
Party Girl Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis  
Wounded La herida Fernando Franco  
2015 European Discovery 2015 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven     
Goodnight Mommy Ich seh Ich seh Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala  
Limbo Anna Sofie Hartmann    
Slow West John Maclean    
Summers Downstairs Im Sommer wohnt er unten Tom Sommerlatte    
2016 European Discovery 2016 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Hymyilevä mies Juho Kuosmanen Juho Kuosmanen      
Dogs Câini Bogdan Mirica Marcela Ursu        
Liebmann Jules Herrmann Jules Herrmann  
Sand Storm Sufat Chol Elite Zexer Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg  
Thirst Жажда Svetla Tsotsorkova Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nadejda Koseva  
2017 European Discovery 2017 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly  
Bloody Milk Petit Paysan Hubert Charuel Stéphanie Bermann, Alexis Dulguerian  
Godless Bezbog Ralitza Petrova Rossitsa Valkanova, Eva Jakobsen, Laurence Clerc      
Summer 1993 Estiu 1993 Carla Simón Valérie Delpierre, Stefan Schmitz, María Zamora  
The Eremites Die Einsiedler Ronny Trocker Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler    
2018 European Discovery 2018 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
Girl - Lukas Dhont Dirk Impens    
One Day Egy nap Zsófia Szilágyi Edina Kenesei, Ági Pataki  
Scary Mother საშიში დედა Ana Urushadze Lasha Khalvashi, Tinatin Kajrishvili    
The Guilty Den skyldige Gustav Möller Lina Flint  
Those Who Are Fine Dene wos guet geit Cyril Schäublin Silvan Hillmann, Cyril Schäublin, Lara Hacisalihzade  
Touch Me Not Nu mă atinge-mă Adina Pintilie Adina Pintilie, Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril          
^[a] Award given as Best Young Film or Young European Film of the Year

Most wins for Best Discovery by countryEdit

Country Awards Nominations Awards (with co-productions) Nominations (with co-productions)
 France 6 17 11 35
 United Kingdom 5 17 5 20
 Spain 2 8 2 8
 Denmark 2 6 3 10
 Belgium 2 4 3 5
 Israel 2 4 2 5
 Netherlands 2 4 4 6
 Germany 1 17 4 37
 Italy 1 10 3 14
 Hungary 1 5 2 6
 Ireland 1 3 2 7
 Poland 1 3 1 4
 Russia 1 3 2 7
 Georgia 1 2 1 2
 Finland 1 1 1 2
 Ukraine 1 1 1 1
 Austria 0 4 1 8
 Sweden 0 4 1 8
 Turkey 0 4 1 6
 Soviet Union 0 3 0 3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 2 0 2
 Romania 0 2 1 3
 Norway 0 1 0 2
 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 2
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 2
 Croatia 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
 Greece 0 1 0 1
 Iceland 0 1 0 1
 Kyrgyzstan 0 1 0 1
 New Zealand 0 1 0 1
 Portugal 0 1 0 1
 Serbia 0 1 0 1
 Slovenia 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan 0 1 0 1
 Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
 United States 0 0 3 6
 Iceland 0 0 1 1
 Lebanon 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland 0 0 0 4
 Japan 0 0 0 3
 Australia 0 0 0 1
 India 0 0 0 1
 Iran 0 0 0 1
 Qatar 0 0 0 1

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