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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2020

The EFAs at Eight

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- This year's European Film Awards are being presented as a series of virtual events from 8-12 December, streaming live from Berlin

Owing to the pandemic, this year's European Film Awards will not take place as planned in Reykjavik, but will instead be presented as a series of virtual events — "the EFAs at Eight" – from 8 to 12 December, streaming live from Berlin. 

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Celebrations kick off on Tuesday 8 December with the panel "From Survival to Revival: Building the Post-Covid Future", bringing together speakers including British director Mark Cousins, recipient of the new EFA Award for Innovative Storytelling for his ground-breaking documentary Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema [+see also:
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; Polish director and former EFA chairwoman Agnieszka HollandKirsten Niehuus, CEO Film Funding Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg; and Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, nominated with his film Another Round [+see also:
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The first awards are handed out on Wednesday 9 December. Starting from 8pm, the winners of The EFA Excellence Awards were revealed, in the categories European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects

On Thursday 10 December the winners are revealed in the categories of Eurimages Co-Production Award, European Short Film and European University Film Award (EUFA).

Friday 11 December sees the unveiling of the winners in the categories European Comedy and European Animated Feature Film.

Finally, the winners of the EFA Awards for Innovative Storytelling, European Documentary, European Discovery, European Actress, European Actor, European Screenwriter, European Director and European Film were revealed on Saturday 12 December. The three films nominated for the brand-new LUX European Audience Film Award were also unveiled (see the news).

Here is the full list of award winners: 

European Film
Another Round [+see also:
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– Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands) 

European Documentary
Alexander Nanau – Collective [+see also:
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]
(Romania/Luxembourg)

European Comedy
The Big Hit – Emmanuel Courcol (France) 

European Director
Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

European Actress
Paula Beer – Undine [+see also:
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interview: Christian Petzold
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]
(Germany/France)

European Actor
Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

European Screenwriter
Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm – Another Round (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands)

European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI
Sole [+see also:
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interview: Carlo Sironi
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]
– Carlo Sironi

European Animated Feature Film 
Josep [+see also:
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interview: Aurel
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– Aurel (France/Spain) 

European Short Film Award
All Cats are Grey in the Dark – Lasse Linder (Switzerland)

European Cinematography
Matteo Cocco – Hidden Away [+see also:
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interview: Giorgio Diritti
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]
(Italy)

European Editing
Maria Fantastica Valmori – Once More Unto The Breach [+see also:
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interview: Federico Ferrone, Michele M…
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]
(Italy)

European Production Design
Cristina Casali – The Personal History Of David Copperfield [+see also:
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(UK/USA)

European Costume Design
Ursula Patzak – Hidden Away

European Make-up & Hair
Yolanda Piña, Felix Terrero and Nacho Diaz – The Endless Trench [+see also:
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interview: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño an…
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]
(Spain/France)

European Original Score
Dascha Dauenhauer – Berlin Alexanderplatz [+see also:
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interview: Burhan Qurbani
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]
(Germany/Netherlands)

European Sound
Yolande Decarsin – Little Girl [+see also:
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interview: Sébastien Lifshitz
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]
(France/Denmark)

European Visual Effects
Iñaki Madariaga – The Platform [+see also:
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interview: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
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]
(Spain)

Eurimages Co-Production Award
Luís Urbano

European University Film Award (EUFA)
Saudi Runaway [+see also:
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– Susanne Regina Meures (Switzerland)

Award for Innovative Storytelling
Mark Cousins – Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema [+see also:
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]
(UK)

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