European University Film Award (EUFA)

Introduced in 2016, the European University Film Award (EUFA) is presented by university students from across Europe.

The nominated films are viewed and discussed in 26 universities in 26 countries and each institution selects its favourite film. In early December, one student representative from each university attends a three-day deliberation meeting to decide on the overall winner.

The aim of this initiative by the European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg is to involve a younger audience, to spread the European idea and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students. It shall also support film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating. The European University Film Award 2021 is made possible with the support of Hamburg Marketing and Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.



Directed by Christos Nikou

Written by Christos Nikou & Stavros Raptis

Produced by  Iraklis Mavroedis, Nikos Smpiliris, Angelos Venetis, Aris Dagios, Christos Nikou, Mariusz Włodarski, Ales Pavlin & Andrej Stritof

FLEE (Flugt)

Denmark / France / Sweden / Norway

Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Written by Jonas Poher Rasmussen & Amin Nawabi
Produced by Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie, Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Charlotte Most & Maria Ekerhovd

GREAT FREEDOM (Grosse Freiheit)

Austria / Germany

Directed by Sebastian Meise
Written by Thomas Reider & Sebastian Meise
Produced by Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann & Benny Drechsel

HAPPENING (L’Événement)


Directed by Audrey Diwan
Written by Audrey Diwan & Marcia Romano
Produced by Edouard Weil & Alice Girard


Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria / Netherlands / France / Poland / Norway / Germany / Romania / Turkey

Written & Directed by Jasmila Žbanić
Produced by Damir Ibrahimović & Clément Chautant