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Strong presence of EU-supported films at the 2022 European Film Awards

The European Film Awards will honour the greatest achievements in European cinema on 10th December 2022.

Collage composed of the main characters' portraits of the nominees to Best Film at the 2022 European Film Awards.

The European Film Awards, presented jointly by the European Film Academy and European Film Academy Productions, will celebrate the richness of European cinema and honour the greatest achievements in European cinema during its Ceremony in Reykjavík on 10th December 2022. You can watch the live streaming in the European Film Awards website.

Among the nominees to the 35th European Film Awards, there are 16 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA – the EU programme supporting the European film and audiovisual industries. All together, the 16 titles gather no less than 30 nominations, and 4 of them will be competing for the Best European Film award.

Triangle of Sadness, by Ruben Östlund, Close, by Lukas Dhont and Corsage, by Marie Kreutzer top the ranking with several nominations each, including main categories such as Best European Film, Director, Actor/Actress and Screenwriter.

MEDIA-supported nominees

European Film

  • Alcarràs, by Carla Simón    
  • Close, by Lukas Dhont
  • Corsage, by Marie Kreutzer
  • Triangle of Sadness, by Ruben Östlund

European Comedy

  • The Divide (La fracture), by Catherine Corsini
  • The Good Boss (El buen patrón), by Fernando León De Aranoa

European Discovery - Prix Fipresci

  • 107 Mothers (Cenzorka), by Peter Kerekes
  • Love According to Dalva (Dalva), by Emmanuelle Nicot
  • Pamfir, by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
  • Small Body (Piccolo corpo), by Laura Samani

European Animated Feature Film

  • My Love Affair with Marriage, by Signe Baumane
  • Oink (Knor), by Mascha Halberstad

European Short Film

  • Granny's Sexual Life (Babičino seksualno življenje), by Urška Djukic, Émilie Pigeard

European Documentary

  • A House Made of Splinters, by Simon Lereng Wilmont
  • The Balcony Movie (Film Balkonowy), by Paweł Łoziński

European Director

  • Lukas Dhont for Close
  • Marie Kreutzer for Corsage
  • Ruben Östlund for Triangle of Sadness

European Actress

  • Viky Krieps for Corsage
  • Lea Seydoux for One Fine Morning (Un beau matin)
  • Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas)

European Actor

  • Eden Dambrine for Close
  • Zlatko Buric for Triangle of Sadness
  • Elliott Crosset Hove for Godland (Volaða land / Vanskabte Land)

European Screenwriter

  • Arnau Vilaro for Alcarràs
  • Carla Simón for Alcarràs
  • Lukas Dhont for Close
  • Angelo Tijssens for Close
  • Ruben Östlund for Triangle Of Sadness

The peak of the Month of European Film

The European Film Academy in partnership with Europa Cinemas launched this year the Month of European Film (MOEF) from 13 November to 10 December 2022. Over four weeks, more than 100 cinema venues members of the Europa Cinemas network across Europe will organise events around European films.

Starting on 13 November with the European Arthouse Cinema Day and the awarding of EFA's Young Audience Award, the MOEF ran through the European Cinema Night week and culminates on 10 December with the 35th edition of the European Film Awards Ceremony in Reykjavik.

Announcing the nominees for the Lux Audience Award 2022

The five films competing for the third edition of the Lux Audience Award 2022 will be unveiled during the European Film Awards Ceremony. The public will then be able to rate the films until the award ceremony in June on the website The films will be subtitled in the 24 official EU languages and screened across Europe to reach wide audiences. The screenings will be complemented with activities such as conversations with filmmakers and engagement with MEPS.

LUX – the European Audience Film Award – superseding the former EFA People’s Choice Award and the Lux Prize – is a newly configured European audience award, jointly created and launched in September 2020 by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.

European Commission to receive the first European Sustainability Award – Prix Film4Climate

President von der Leyen will accept the newly introduced European Sustainability Award – Prix Film4Climate 2022 on behalf of the European Commission. The award is given to the “European Green Deal” launched by the Commission under her Presidency. The awards aims to recognise a European institution, company, or film for an “Outstanding European contribution to sustainability in film”. It will be presented by three young Europeans that represent the younger generation most impacted by policies, decisions and actions taken today.

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