THE 33rd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: EURIMAGES, SHORTS AND EUFA

Moderated by British producer, festival director and EFA Board Member Mike Goodridge, tonight’s “EFAs at Eight” saw the announcement of the winners in the categories EURIMAGES Co-Production Award, European Short Film and European University Film Award (EUFA).

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions congratulate the following awards recipients:

EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2020
Luís Urbano
Portugal
Since 2005, Luís Urbano has produced many films by renowned directors among which Miguel Gomes, João Nicolau, Sandro Aguilar, Salomé Lamas and Manoel de Oliveira. He also produced LETTERS FROM WAR and EMPIRE HOTEL by Ivo M. Ferreira. Recently, he produced and / or co-produced HOW FERNANDO PESSOA SAVED PORTUGAL by Eugène Green, FRANKIE by Ira Sachs, TECHNOBOSS by João Nicolau and PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington. EURIMAGES supported his company as delegate producer of ARABIAN NIGHTS, VOLUMES 1 to 3 by Miguel Gomes, ELDORADO XXI by Salomé Lamas and before mentioned PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington.

The EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD acknowledges the decisive role of co-productions in fostering international exchange. It is presented by EURIMAGES, a support fund for film co-production, distribution and exhibition established by the Council of Europe in 1988.

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2020
ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK
Switzerland
DIRECTED BY Lasse Linder

The EUROPEAN SHORT FILM winner has been voted for by the more than 3,800 EFA Members. The short film selection and nomination procedure is organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these 24 festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards. Once the list of candidates is complete, the participating festivals nominate five short films from this list. This year’s winner was the candidate of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY FILM AWARD 2020
SAUDI RUNAWAY

Switzerland
DIRECTED BY Susanne Regina Meures

Introduced in 2016 in co-operation with Filmfest Hamburg, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. The nominated films have been viewed and discussed in 25 universities in 25 countries and each institution selected its favourite film. Starting on 8 December, one student representative from each university attended a three-day digital deliberation meeting to discuss the nominees and select a winner.

Next will be: Friday, 11 December, 20.00 CET The EFAs at Eight: Comedy and Animation

Berlin, 10 December 2020