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CORA wins Eurimages Co-production Development Award

Awards February 2021

Sundance Film Festival

Success for EAVE graduates at the Sundance Film Festival:

  • Three awards for HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora. The film scooped the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award and the Audience Award
  • LUZZU by Alex Camilleri, executive producer: EAVE graduate Pierre Ellul won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Award for Acting 
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen was awarded the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Special Jury Award in Verite Filmmaking
  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout won the Short Film Special Jury Award for Screenwriting
  • MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Ben Hassen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Khalid Maimouni won the Sundance Institute NHK Award

www.sundance.org

 

Göteborg Film Festival

6 awards for EAVE graduates at the 44th Göteborg Film Festival:

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy received the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit won the FIPRESCI Award
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen received the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won the Audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the Dragon Award for Best International Film
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski won the Angelos Award

https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/en/

 

Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa won the Activités sociales de l’énergie Award at the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers.

www.premiersplans.org

 

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR:

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa scooped the Special Jury Award for exceptional artistic achievement in the Tiger Competition
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau received the Youth Jury Award.

 

Cinemart

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the IFFR Cinemart:

  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou has won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award 
  • KABUL JAN by Shahrbanoo Sadat, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer won the Filmmore Post-production Award 
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena has won the IFFR Young Film Critics Award 

www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

 

European Film Academy

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab has won the EFA Young Audience Award.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

Danish Robert Awards

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel wins big at Denmark’s Robert Awards. The film was awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Lead Actor (Mads Mikkelsen)
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE by Thomas Jensen, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic won Best Actress (newcomer Andrea Heick Gadeberg) and Best Supporting Actor (Lars Brygmann), as well as Best Score and Best Visual Effects.
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen won Best Supporting Actress (Özlem Saglanmak)

www.filmakademiet.dk/en

 

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

2 awards for EAVE graduates at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2021:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel has won Foreign-Language Film Of The Year
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux was awarded Documentary Of The Year

www.screendaily.com

 

European Shooting Stars

EFP (European Film Promotion) has presented the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe for its 2021 European Shooting Stars. Among them:

  • Seidi Haarla, in: COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • Albrecht Schuch, in: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • Fionn O’Shea, in: NORMAL PEOPLE by Lenny Abrahamson, executive producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • Zygimante Elena Jakstaite, in: RUNNER by Andrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • Martijn Lakemeyer, in: THE EAST by Jim Taihuttu, producers: EAVE graduates Julius Ponten and Sander Verdonk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • Sara Klimoska, in: WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint 
  • Alba Baptista, in: PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • Gustav Lindh, in: ORCA by Josephine Bornebusch, producer: EAVE graduate Sofie Palage

The award ceremony took place digitally from 23 to 25 February.

www.efp-online.com/en

Page published 25 February 2021.


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