European Film Award nominations announced

Feature and documentary categories expanded as result of pandemic

by Amber Wilkinson

Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, which comes complete with the Cannes label
Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, which comes complete with the Cannes label Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival

The European Film Awards has announced its nominations, including the expansions of the feature film and documentary categories in response the coronavirus pandemic.

Established names in the running including Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round), Christian Petzold (Undine) and François Ozon (Summer Of 85).

Vinterberg's film, Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi and Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden lead the nominations, with four each.

Chairman of the EFA board Mike Downey said: “In order to widen the platform to more European films in what is such a difficult time for European cinema and artists, the EFA Board has decided to exceptionally increase the nominations in the full length feature film categories and in the documentary category from five to six.”

The winners will be announced in a series of virtual events from December 8 to 12.

The full list of nominees is below:

European Film

  • Another Round (Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland), Dir: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz (Germany, Netherlands), Dir: Burhan Qurbani
  • Corpus Christi (Poland, France), Dir: Jan Komasa
  • Martin Eden (Italy, France), Dir: Pietro Marcello
  • The Painted Bird (Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia), Dir: Václav Marhoul
  • Undine (Germany, France), Dir: Christian Petzold

European Documentary

  • Acasa, My Home (Romania, Germany, France), Dir: Radu Ciorniciuc
  • Collective (Romania, Luxembourg), Dir: Alexander Nanau
  • Gunda (Norway, US), Dir: Victor Kossakovsky
  • Little Girl (France), Dir: Sébastien Lifshitz
  • Saudi Runaway (Switzerland), Dir: Susanne Regina Meures
  • The Cave (Syria, Denmark), Dir: Feras Fayyad

European Director

  • Agnieszka Holland for Charlatan
  • Jan Komasa for Corpus Christi
  • Pietro Marcello for Martin Eden
  • François Ozon for Summer Of 85
  • Maria Sødahl for Hope
  • Thomas Vinterberg for Another Round

European Actress

  • Paula Beer for Undine
  • Natasha Berezhnaya for Dau. Natasha
  • Andrea Bræin Hovig for Hope
  • Ane Dahl Torp for Charter
  • Nina Hoss for My Little Sister
  • Marta Nieto for Mother

European Actor

  • Bartosz Bielenia for Corpus Christi
  • Goran Bogdan for Father
  • Elio Germano for Hidden Away
  • Luca Marinelli for Martin Eden
  • Mads Mikkelsen for Another Round
  • Viggo Mortensen for Falling

European Screenwriter

  • Martin Behnke & Burhan Qurbani for Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Costa-Gavras for Adults In The Room
  • Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo for Bad Tales
  • Pietro Marcello & Maurizio Braucci for Martin Eden
  • Mateusz Pacewicz for Corpus Christi
  • Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm for Another Round

European Comedy

  • Advantages Of Travelling By Train (Spain, France), Dir: Aritz Moreno
  • Ladies Of Steel (Finland), Dir: Pamela Tola
  • The Big Hit (France), Dir: Emmanuel Courcol

European Discovery - Prix Fipresci

  • Full Moon (Bosnia), Dir. Nermin Hamzagić
  • Gagarine (France), Dir: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
  • Instinct (Netherlands), Dir: Halina Reijn
  • Isaac (Lithuania), Dir: Jurgis Matulevičius
  • Jumbo (France, Belgium, Luxembourg), Dir: Zoé Wittock
  • Sole (Italy, Poland), Dir: Carlo Sironi

European Animation

  • Calamity, A Childhood Of Martha Jane Cannary (France, Denmark), Dir: Rémy Chayé
  • Josep (France, Belgium, Spain), Dir: Aurel
  • Klaus (Spain), Dir: Sergio Pablos
  • The Nose Or The Conspiracy Of Mavericks (Russia), Dir: Andrey Khrzhanovsky

European Short Film

  • All Cats Are Grey In The Dark (Switzerland), Dir: Lasse Linder
  • Genius Loci (France), Dir: Adrien Mérigeau
  • Past Perfect (Portugal), Dir: Jorge Jácome
  • Sun Dog (Belgium, Russia), Dir: Dorian Jespers
  • Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days (Portugal, Canada, France), Dir: Regina Pessoa

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