Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The 2021 European Film Award (EFA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The winners for the 34th European Film Awards (EFA) were announced today representing the best in European cinema for 2021. 

Click below to see the winners.

European Film 
Compartment No. 6, dir. Juho Kuosmanen
The Father, dir. Florian Zeller
The Hand of God, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Titane, dir. Julia Ducournau
Quo Vadis, Aida?, dir. Jasmila Zbanic

European Director 
Julia Ducornau – Titane
Radu Jude – Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino – The Hand of God
Jasmila Zbanic – Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller – The Father

European Actress
Jasna Duricic – Quo Vadis, Aida?
Seidi Haarla – Compartment No. 6
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person in the World
Agathe Rousselle – Titane

European Actor 
Yuriy Borisov – Compartment No. 6
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Vincent Lindon – Titane
Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
Franz Rogowski – Great Freedom

European Screenwriter
Radu Jude – Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino – The Hand of God
Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt – The Worst Person in the World
Jasmila Zbanic – Quo Vadis, Aida?
Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – The Father

European Comedy
Ninjababy, dir. Yngvild Sve Flikke
The Morning After, dir. Méliane Marcaggi
The People Upstairs, dir. Cesc Gay

European Animated Feature Film 
Flee, dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Even Mice Belong in Heaven, dirs. Jan Bubenicek, Denisa Grimmová
The Ape Star, dir. Linda Hamback
Where is Anne Frank, dir. Ari Folman
Wolfwalkers, dir. Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

European Documentary 
Babi Yar, Context, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
Flee, dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Mr. Bachmann and his Class, dir. Maria Speth
Taming the Garden, dir. Salomé Jashi
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, dirs. Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri

European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
Beginning, dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili
Lamb, dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson
Playground, dir. Laura Wandel
Pleasure, dir. Ninja Thyberg
Promising Young Woman, dir. Emerald Fennell
The Whaler Boy, dir. Philipp Yuryev

European Short Film
Bella, dir. Thelyia Petraki
Displaced, dir. Samir Karahoda
Easter Eggs, dir.Nicolas Keppens
In Flow of Words, dir. Eliane Esther Bots
My Uncle Tudor, dir. Olga Lucovnicova

European Cinematography
Crystel Fournier – Great Freedom

European Editing
Mukharam Kabulova – Unclenching The Fists

European Production Design
Marton Agh – Natural Light

European Costume Design
Michael O’Connor – Ammonite

European Make-Up & Hair
Flore Masson, Olivier Alfonso, Antoine Mancini – Titane

European Original Score
Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brotz-Mann – Great Freedom

European Sound
Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger – The Innocents

European Visual Effects
Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord – Lamb

European Lifetime Achievement
Marta Meszaros

European Achievement in World Cinema
Susanne Bier

European University Film Award
Flee, dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

EFA For Innovative Storytelling
Steve McQueen – Small Axe

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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