European FIlm Awards
10 December 2023
Justin Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall was honoured with a total of six European Film Awards, including Best European Film. Further awards went to this year’s four FILMFEST films, Promised Land, How to Have Sex, Scrapper and La Chimera.
Five prizes went to the film Anatomy of a Fall. The Golden Palm-winning film celebrated its German premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG and was not only named Best European Film on 9 December. Further awards went to the director Justin Triet (European Director), who wrote the screenplay together with Arthur Harari and also received an award for this category (European Screenwriter). Sandra Hüller, who has already won the Douglas Sirk Award at FILMFEST HAMBURG, was honoured as Best European Actress. Film editor Laurent Sénéchal received the Excellence Award for European Filmediting in Berlin. The European University Film Award (EUFA), voted for by students from all over Europe, also honours Anatomy of a Fall.
Mads Mikkelsen was honoured as Best European Actor for his performance in Promised Land. Further prizes went to cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk (Excellence Award European Cinematography) and Kicki Ilander (Excellence Award European Costume Design).
Emita Frigato received the Excellence Award European Production Design for the production design of Alice Rohrwacher’s film La Chimera.
The film team from How To Have Sex was delighted to receive the European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI. The debut film Molly Manning Walker was screened at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2023, where it won the CICAE Arthouse Cinema Award and has been showing in German cinemas since 7 December (capelight pictures).
Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper was honoured with the European Film Award – Young Audience Award. The British film about 12-year-old Georgie, who decides to raise herself after the death of her mother, was screened at the MICHEL Children and Youth Film Festival in 2023.
The award ceremony took place on 9 December in Berlin.