Quo Vadis, Aida? wins top European Film Awards

A good night for Flee and The Father

by Jennie Kermode

Quo Vadis, Aida
Quo Vadis, Aida Photo: Courtesy of Venice Film Festival

This year's European Film Awards were dominated by three titles: Jasmila Zbanic's powerful drama Quo Vadis, Aida?, which won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress; Florian Zeller's intimate tragedy The Father, which saw Anthony Hopkins add to his collection of Best Actor gongs; and Jonas Poher Rasmussen's complex animation Flee. Among the first big awards of the season, these reflect back on some of 2020's hits but also set the pace for this year's race, with hopes particularly high for Flee, which is getting worldwide attention. This is widely considered to be a year when anything could happen.

Those award winners in full:-

Best European Film

Best European Director

Best European Comedy

Best European Documentary

Best European Animated Feature Film

Best European Short Film

  • My Uncle Tudor

Best European Actress

Best European Actor

EurImages Co-Production Award

  • Maria Ekerhovd

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI

Best European Screenwriter

  • Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – The Father

Best European Cinematography

  • Crystel Fournier – Great Freedom/li>

Best European Editing

  • Mukharam Kabulova – Unclenching The Fists

Best European Production Design

Best European Visual Effects

  • Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord – Lamb

Best European Costume Design

Best European Make-Up & Hair

  • Flore Masson, Olivier Alfonso, Antoine Mancini – Titane

Best European Sound

  • Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger – The Innocents

Best European Original Score

  • Nils Petter Molvaer & Peter Brotz-Mann – Great Freedom

Best European Lifetime Achievement

  • Marta Meszaros

Best European Achievement in World Cinema

  • Susanne Bier

European University Film Award

EFA For Innovative Storytelling

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