18 awards at the Berlinale for EAVE graduates!

Awards February 2024

Berlin International Film Festival

18 awards at the Berlinale and 4 awards at the Berlinale Co-production Market for EAVE graduates!

  • DAHOMEY by Mati Diop, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy wins the main prize, the Golden Bear
  • THE EMPIRE by Bruno Dumont, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier wins the Silver Bear Jury Prize
  • THE DEVIL’S BATH by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, producer: EAVE + graduate Bettina Brokemper wins the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution
  • DIRECT ACTION by Guillaume Cailleau and Ben Russell, co-producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué wins Best Film in the Encounters Section and receives a Special Mention for the Berlinale Documentary Award
  • CIDADE; CAMPO by Juliana Rojas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost, co-producer: EAVE graduate Simone Oliveira wins Best Director Award in the Encounters Section
  • SOME RAIN MUST FALL by Qiu Yang, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, EAVE participant Alex Lo wins Best Jury Award in the Encounters Section
  • CU LI NEVER CRIES by Pham Ngoc Lan, co-producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Bradley Liew, EAVE graduates Verona Meier, Claire Lajoumard wins the GWFF Best First Feature Award
  • CROSSING by Levan Akin, co-producer: CHANGE graduate Anna Khazaradze wins the Panorama Audience Award, second prize and the Teddy Jury Award
  • PUENTES project REINAS by Klaudia Reynicke, producers: EAVE + graduate Britta Rindelaub and EAVE graduate Thomas Reichlin scoops the Grand Prix of the International Jury in the Kplus Competition
  • YOUNG HEARTS by Anthony Schatteman, producer: EAVE graduate Xavier Rombaut, co-producers: EAVE graduates Floor Onrust, Annabella Nezri wins the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film - Special Mention
  • MY FAVOURITE CAKE by Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha, producer: EAVE graduate Christopher Zitterbart wins the FIPRESCI Award and the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • EAVE project MARIA’S SILENCE by Davis Simanis, producers: EAVE graduates Gints Grube, Inese Boka-Grube wins the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • INTERCEPTED by Oksana Karpovych, co-producer: EAVE graduate Darya Bassel receives the Ecumenical Special mention
  • THE STRANGER’S CASE by Brandt Andersen, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi won the Amnesty International Film Award
  • DISCO AFRIKA: A MALAGASY STORY by Luck Razanajaona, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards receives the AG Kino Gilde – Cinema Vision 14plus Honorable Mention

Berlinale Co-Production Market 

  • SCREAMING GIRL by Antonio Lukich, producer: EAVE graduate Volodymyr Yatsenko wins the Eurimages Co-production Development Award
  • ICH BIN MARIKA by Hajni Kis, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi wins the ArteKino International Prize
  • ASTANA INTERNET STARS by Assel Aushakimova, producer:EAVE+ and MW graduate Antoine Simkine receives the VFF Talent Highlight Award Honorable Mention
  • HOLD TIME FOR ME by Fradique, producer: EAVE participant Laura Kloeckner won the World Cinema Fund Audience Strategies Award


British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

  • POOR THINGS by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won 5 awards at the BAFTAs, the British Academy Film Awards. The film was awarded Best Leading Actress (Emma Stone), Best Production Design, Best Special Visual Effects, Best Make-up & Hair and Best Costume Design.


French César Awards

  • CHIEN DE LA CASSE (JUNKYARD DOGS) by Jean-Baptiste Durand, producer: EAVE graduate Anaïs Bertrand wins Most Promising Actor (Raphaël Quenard), Best First Feature Film


Spanish Goya Awards

EAVE graduates scoop 7 Goyas at the Spanish Academy Awards:

  • 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre won Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Ane Gabarain)
  • ROBOT DREAMS by Pablo Berger, producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas won Best Animated Film and Best Adapted Screenplay
  • THE RYE HORN by Jaione Camborda, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora, EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens won Best New Actress (Janet Novas)
  • THE ETERNAL MEMORY directed and produced by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi won Best Ibero-American film


Danish Robert Awards

13 Roberts for EAVE graduates at the Danish Film Awards:

  • THE PROMISED LAND by Nikolaj Arcel, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic won Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen), Best Supporting Actor (Simon Bennebjerg), Best Cinematography, Best Make-Up, Best Visual Effects
  • APOLONIA, APOLONIA by Lea Glob, co-producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron won Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score
  • CLOSE by Lucas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Jacques-Henri Bronckart won the Robert for Best Non-English-Language Film


Belgian Ensor Awards

EAVE graduates win big at the Ensors, the Belgian Academy Awards:

  • WIL by Tim Mielants, producers: EAVE graduates Hans Everaert, Tomas Leyers, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel takes Best Film, Best Director and 5 more awards
  • 1985 by Wouter Bouvijn, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert wins 10 awards
  • OINK by Mascha Halberstad, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot won Best Animated Film
  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot won the Audience Award
  • OMEN by Baloji, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Ellen de Waele Best was awarded Best French-Language Film
  • MASCOTTE by Remy van Heugten, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink wins Best Co-production


Latvian National Film Awards

Numerous awards for EAVE graduates at the Latvian National Film Awards Lielais Kristaps in Riga:

  • THE BRAZEN by Aik Karapetian, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score
  • SOVJET JEANS by Stanislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina won Best TV Series, Best Scriptwriter, Best Leading Actor (Karlis Arnolds Avots)
  • MY FREEDOM by Ilze Kunga Melgaile, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina won Best Leading Actress (Erika Eglija-Gravele) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Darius Meskauskas)  
  • RULE OF THE HEART by Roze Stiebra, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis Best Animated Film, Best Director of an Animated Film and Best Production Design in an Animated Film
  • BLACK VELVET by Liene Linde, producer: EAVE graduate Marta Bite, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene won Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sabine Tikmane)
  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, co-producers: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou, B’EST graduates Alise Gelze, Helen Vinogradov won Best Costumes


Göteborg Film Festival

4 Awards for EAVE graduates at the Göteborg Film Festival:

  • EAVE project MADAME LUNA by Daniel Espinosa, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies wins the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award
  • THE PROMISED LAND by Nikolaj Arcel, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic scoops the FIPRESCI Award and Audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film
  • THERE'S STILL TOMORROW by Paola Cortellesi, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Lorenzo Gangarossa won the Dragon Award in the International Competition


HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award

  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat won the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award 2024 (Icelandic composer Edvard Egilsson)

Page published 29 February 2024. Updated 31 May 2024.

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