Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The 2023 European Film Award (EFA) Winners

The winners for the 36th European Film Awards (EFA) were announced today representing the best in European cinema for 2023. The craft winners of the European Film Awards were previously announced on November 30th, 2023 and can be read here. Here are this year’s winners…

European Film
ANATOMY OF A FALL (ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE)
Directed by Justine Triet
Produced by Marie-Ange Luciani & David Thion
(France)
FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET)
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Produced by Aki Kaurismäki, Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff & Reinhard Brundig
(Finland, Germany)
GREEN BORDER (ZIELONA GRANICA)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Produced by Marcin Wierzchosławski, Fred Bernstein & Agnieszka Holland
(Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
IO CAPITANO
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Produced by Matteo Garrone, Paolo Del Brocco, Ardavan Safaee & Joseph Rouschop
(Italy, Belgium)
THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Produced by James Wilson & Ewa Puszczyńska
(United Kingdom, Poland, USA)

European Documentary
APOLONIA, APOLONIA
Directed by Lea Glob (Denmark, Poland)
FOUR DAUGHTERS (LES FILLES D’OLFA)
Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania (France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia)
MOTHERLAND
Directed by Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich (Sweden, Ukraine, Norway)
ON THE ADAMANT (SUR L’ADAMANT)
Directed by Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan)
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (SAVVUSANNA SÕSARAD)
Directed by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

European Director
Justine Triet – ANATOMY OF A FALL

Aki Kaurismäki – FALLEN LEAVES
Agnieszka Holland – GREEN BORDER
Matteo Garrone – IO CAPITANO
Jonathan Glazer – THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Actress
Sandra Hüller – ANATOMY OF A FALL

Eka Chavleishvili – BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY
Alma Pöysti – FALLEN LEAVES
Mia McKenna-Bruce – HOW TO HAVE SEX
Leonie Benesch – THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Sandra Hüller – THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Actor
Thomas Schubert – AFIRE
Jussi Vatanen – FALLEN LEAVES
Josh O’Connor – LA CHIMERA
Mads Mikkelsen – THE PROMISED LAND
Christian Friedel – THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Screenwriter
Justine Triet & Arthur Harari – ANATOMY OF A FALL
Aki Kaurismäki – FALLEN LEAVES
Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko & Agnieszka Holland – GREEN BORDER
İlker Çatak & Johannes Duncker – THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Jonathan Glazer – THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI
20,000 SPECIES OF BEES (20.000 ESPECIES DE ABEJAS) directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)
HOW TO HAVE SEX directed by Molly Manning Walker (United Kingdom, Greece)
LA PALISIADA (ЛЯ ПАЛІСІАДА) directed by Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine)
SAFE PLACE (SIGURNO MJESTO) directed by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia, Slovenia)
THE QUIET MIGRATION (STILLE LIV) directed by Malene Choi (Denmark)
VINCENT MUST DIE (VINCENT DOIT MOURIR) directed by Stéphan Castang (France)

European Animated Film
A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL directed by Enzo d’Alò (Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, United King-dom, Latvia, Estonia, Germany)
CHICKEN FOR LINDA! directed by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (France, Italy)
ROBOT DREAMS directed by Pablo Berger (Spain, France)
THE AMAZING MAURICE directed by Toby Genkel (Germany, United Kingdom)
WHITE PLASTIC SKY directed by Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó (Hungary, Slovakia)

European Short Film
27 (France, Hungary)
Aqueronte (Spain)
Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays
Flores Del Otro Patio (Switzerland, Columbia)
Hardly Working (Austria)

Vanessa Redgrave received the European Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her contribution to European cinema throughout her career.

The Honorary Award of the Academy President and Board went to Béla Tarr! With this award the European Film Academy wishes to pay special tribute to an outstanding director and a personality with a strong political voice.

Isabel Coixet (“Un amor”) received the award for European Achievement in World Cinema for her impressive contribution to filmmaking.

Scrapper” by Charlotte Regan won the 2023 Young Audience Award.

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Matt Neglia
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