Awards May 2022

Cannes Film Festival

Big success for EAVE graduates at the Cannes Film Festival: the Palme d’or and 17 more awards!

  • Cannes 2022 Competition awards

Palme d'Or

  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE participant Danae Spathara, EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen, executive producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

Grand Prix

  • CLOSE by Lucas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings, EAVE+ graduate Frans van Gestel, EAVE graduate Jacques Henri Bronckart

Best Actress

  • HOLY SPIDER by Ali Abbasi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle, executive producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted (Zar Amir Ebrahimi)

Best Screenplay

  • BOY FROM HEAVEN by Tarik Saleh, producer: EAVE graduate Kristina Aberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström and Signe Byrge Sørensen, associate&executive producer: EAVE participant Linda Mutawi 

Jury Prize

  • THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS by Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert

Special 75th Anniversary Award

  • TORI AND LOKITA by Jean-Pierre Et Luc Dardenne, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert

Caméra d'Or Special Mention

  • PLAN 75 by Hayakawa Chie, producer: TTB graduate and EAVE participant Eiko Mizuno-Gray, co-producer: TTB graduate and EAVE participant Alemberg Ang


  • Un Certain Regard

Best performance Prize ex aequo

  • CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer, producers: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux, EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • HARKA by Lotfy Nathan, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Viez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Ronand, Donnato Rotunno, executive producer, sales: EAVE graduate Fabien Westerhoff

Best Screenplay Prize

  • MEDITERRANEAN FEVER by Maha Haj, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Marios Piperides


  • Cannes Critics’ Week

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, co-producers: EAVE graduates Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

  • THE WOODCUTTER STORY by Mikko Myllylahti, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Koji Nelissen

Canal+ Award for Short Film

  • ON XERXES’ THRONE by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou

Next Step Award

  • THE VISITOR by Vytautas Katkus, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgutė

CST Artist-Technician Award

  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE participant Danae Spathara, EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen, executive producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler


  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, co-producers: EAVE graduates Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit
  • THE BLUE CAFTAN by Maryam Touzani, producers: EAVE graduate Kartin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

ArteKino International Prize

  • COTTON QUEEN by Suzanna Mirghani, producers: EAVE group leader Didar Domehri, EAVE graduate Caroline Daube

Cannes Docs

  • TWICE COLONIZED by Lin Alluna, producer: EAVE graduate Emile Hertling Péronard wins IEFTA Docs-in-Progress Award


  • Ukrainian Films Now Awards

Five projects awarded at the fundraising and networking event Ukrainian Films Now!

 This initiative promoted by EAVE, First Cut Lab, and When East Meets West in cooperation with EFAD and CineRegio showcased 9 Ukrainian films in post-production with the aim of supporting their portfolio, as well as to connect the Ukrainian teams with potential co-producers and partners.

A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of this event, which took place under the patronage of the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes:

Ukrainian Films Now Award

  • STEPNE (debut), directed & produced by Maryna Vroda

First Cut Lab Award

  • U ARE THE UNIVERSE (debut), directed by Pavlo Ostrikov, produced by EOD Ukraine and EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko and Anna Yatsenko

Ciclic/ Région Centre-Val de Loire Award

  • COMPANY OF STEEL (doc.), directed by Yulia Gontaruk, produced by Ivanna Khitsinska and EOD Ukraine graduate Alexandra Bratyshchenko

IDM Film Commission Südtirol Award

  • DO YOU LOVE ME?, directed by Tonia Noyabrova, produced by Anastasiia Bukovska

Screen Brussels Award

  • WHEN WE WERE FIFTEEN (debut), directed by Anna Buriachkova, produced by EOD Ukraine graduate Natalia Libet and Vitalii Sheremeti

Thank you to all the partners: ALCA/Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), (France), HessenFilm (Germany), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (Germany), Fondo Audiovisivo FVG (Italy), IDM Film Commission Südtirol (Italy), Screen Brussels (Belgium), Wallimage (Belgium), Film i Skåne (Sweden), the Estonian Film Institute, Film Fund Luxembourg and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund for their support.


International Documentary Film Festival Munich

  • TRENCHES by Loup Bureau, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf has won the VIKTOR Main Competition Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Munich
  • PUSHING BOUNDARIES by Lesia Kordonets, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch won the megaherz Student Award


Finnish Jussi Awards

11 awards for EAVE graduates at the Finnish Jussi Awards:

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki has scored big at the “Finnish Oscars”. The film won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Editing, Best Set Design, Best Make-up Design
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel was awarded Best Music and Best Costume Design
  • FUCKING WITH NOBODY by Hannaleena Hauru, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki won Best Supporting Actor
  • INVISIBLE DEMONS by Rahul Jain, co-producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert won Best Documentary


Romanian Gopo Awards

11 awards for EAVE graduates at the Gopos, the Romanian Film Awards:

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler receives the Gopo Award for Best Film, Best Lead Actress (Katia Pascariu) and Best Editing (Catalin Cristutiu)
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Make-up and Hairstyling
  • OTTO THE BARBARIAN by Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi was awarded Best Supporting Actress (Ioana Flora)
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won Best European Film


David di Donatello awards

EAVE graduates win four awards at the Italian Premi David di Donatello.

  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar scoops Best New Director
  • THE INNER CAGE by Leonardo Di Costanzo, producer: EAVE + graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina receives Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor (Silvio Orlando)
  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin wins Best Actress (Swamy Rotolo)


Platino Awards for Ibero-American Film

  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE graduate Adria Mones won Best Cinematography at the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Film.
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine  wins Best Sound Direction


Orpheus Awards

The 16th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival announced the winners of the Orpheus Awards on May 15:

  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu wins Best Film and Best Director
  • EAVE project GLORY B by Konstantinos Antonopoulos, producer: EAVE graduate Fani Skartouli wins the IPDF Award


Mastercard OFF CAMERA Krakow

  • SONGS ABOUT LOVE by Tomasz Habowski, producer: EAVE participant Marta Szarzynska received the dFlights Award
  • The KIPA Award went to EAVE participant Marta Szarzyńska, the producer of SONGS ABOUT LOVE.
  • The FIPRESCI Award was granted to BEAUTIFUL BEINGS by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival

  • MEMORYLAND by Kim Quy Bui, producer: TTB 2021 participant Mai Nguyen won the Golden Lady Harimaguada.

Page published 31 May 2022. Updated 7 September 2022.

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