LUX Audience Award for CLOSE

Awards June 2023

LUX Audience Award

  • CLOSE by Lucas Dhont, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, EAVE+ graduate Frans van Gestel scooped the 2023 LUX Audience Award. The award ceremony was held on 27 June, in the European Parliament in Brussels.


Greek Iris Awards

  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti wins big at the Hellenic Film Academy’s major award ceremony! The film scooped 10 Iris awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best First-time Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Stathis Stamoulakatos), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christos Kontogeorgis), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Dina Mihailidou), Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound
  • BURNING DAYS by Emin Alper, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper wins Best Minority Co-production
  • BROADWAY by Christos Massalas, producers: EAVE graduates Amanda Livanou, Cristian Nicolescu wins Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Hair and Special Effects Design
  • DODO by Panos H. Koutras, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno wins Best Special and Visual Effects
  • AIRHOSTESS-737 by Thanasis Neofotistos, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti wins Best Short Film
  • A NIGHT AT THE CEMETERY by Stelios Polychronakis, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros wins Best Short Animated Film


Austrian Film Awards

EAVE graduates win big at the Austrian Film Awards:

  • EISMAYER by David Wagner, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber won Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor (Gerhard Liebmann), Best Supporting Actor (Luka Dimic) and Best Score
  • CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach was awarded Best Leading Actress (Vicky Krieps), Best Cinematography (Judith Kaufmann), Best Costume Design and Best Make-up


Hungarian Motion Picture Awards

  • HEIGHTS AND DEPTHS by Sandor Csoma, producer: EAVE graduate Claudia Sümeghy won Best Director and Best Actress (Emőke Pál).
  • THE INFORMANT by Balint Szentgyörgyi, Aron Matyassy, Bence Miklauzi, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi won Best TV Series, Best Editor, Best Visual Design at the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards.


Lithuanian National Film Awards

8 awards for EAVE graduates at the Lithuanian National Silver Crane film awards:

  • REMEMBER TO BLINK by Austeja Urbaite, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego scooped Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Sound Design
  • VESPER by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland won Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up
  • SONGS FOR A FOX by Kristijonas Vildziunas, co-producer: FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis was awarded Best Music Composer
  • JANUARY by Viesturs Kairiss, producers: EAVE graduates Inese Boka-Grube, Gints Grube, co-producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron won Best Minority Co-production


Nastri d’Argento Award

  • THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS by Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert won the Nastri d’Argento Award handed out by the Italian film journalists, for its lead actors (Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli) as well as for Best Sound.


Art Film Fest Kosice

  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, co-producers: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit won the Blue Angel, the main prize in the International Competition of the 29th Art Film Fest Kosice. 
  • I HAVE ELECTRIC DREAMS by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland was awarded Best Director 
  • SAFE PLACE by Juraj Lerotic, producers: EAVE graduates Miljenka Cogelja, Vlado Bulajic won Best Actor


Krakow Film Festival

  • RADICAL MOVE by Aniela Gabryel, producer: EAVE graduate RADICAL MOVE by Aniela Gabryel, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic won the Award for the best short and documentary film producer in Poland funded by the Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA) ATM Group and FDR Studio.


Transilvania International Film Festival

6 awards for EAVE graduates at the Transilvania International Film Festival:

  • FAMILY TIME by Tia Kouvo, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki won the Special Jury Award in the Main Competition
  • DAY OF THE TIGER by Andrei Tanase, producers: producers: PUENTES and MW graduate Alexa Rivero, EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou won the Debut Award in the Romanian Days Competition
  • BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS by Vlad Petri, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won Best Feature in the Romanian Days Competition and the FIPRESCI Award
  • FREEDOM by Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu received the award for the most popular Romanian film in the festival
  • LITTLE DEATH by Efthimis Kosemund-Sanidis, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci won the CNC Moldova Award at Transilvania Pitch Stop
  • ANHELL69 by Theo Montoya, producer: EAVE graduate Maximilian Haslberger won Best Documentary in the What’s Up, Doc? competition


Philosophical Film Festival in Skopje

  • PLAN 75 by Hayakawa Chie, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Eiko Mizuno-Gray, co-producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Alemberg Ang won the Golden Owl Award for Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 13th Philosophical Film Festival in Skopje.


FEST – New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho

  • TOTEM by Lila Avilés, co-producer: EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen won the Golden Lynx – Fiction at FEST – New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho 
  • WHEN IT MELTS by Veerle Baetens, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Ellen Havenith received an Honorable Mention


Animafest Zagreb

  • MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE by Signe Baumane, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis Grand Prix in the Grand Competition Feature Film section at the 33rd edition of the World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 
  • WHITE PLASTIC SKY by Tibor Banoczki and Sarolta Szabó, co-producers: EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi received a Special Mention


German Film Fest Madrid

  • SISI & I by Frauke Finsterwalder, producer: EAVE President Danny Krausz won the Audience Award at the German Film Fest Madrid.


Zlin Film Festival

  • DELEGATION by Asaf Saban, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Dziedzic, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad received the Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film in the Youth Category at the Zlin Festival of films for children and youth.


Annecy International Animated Film Festival

  • TONY, SHELLEY AND THE MAGIC LIGHT by Filip Posivac, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova won the Contrechamp Jury Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
  • THE SIREN by Sepideh Farsi, producer: EAVE graduate David Grumbach won the Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film.


Biografilm Festival Bologna

  • SEVEN WINTERS IN TEHRAN by Steffi Niederzoll, producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach won the Best Film Award in the International Competition at the Biografilm Festival Bologna.


Page published 30 June 2023. Updated 6 September 2023.

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