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The EFA Winners 2020

These are the Winners of the 33rd European Film Awards:
EUROPEAN FEATURE FILM 2020

ANOTHER ROUND

DRUK

Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden (116 min)

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2020

The big hit

France (105 min)

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY · PRIX FIPRESCI 2020

Sole

Italy, Poland (97 min)

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2020

COLLECTIVE

COLECTIV

Romania, Luxembourg (109 min)

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2020

JOSEP

France, Belgium, Spain (90 min)

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2020

ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

NACHTS SIND ALLE KATZEN GRAU

Switzerland (19 min)

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2020

Thomas Vinterberg

for ANOTHER ROUND

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2020

Paula Beer

for UNDINE

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2020

Mads Mikkelsen

for ANOTHER ROUND

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2020

Thomas Vinterberg &Tobias Lindholm

for ANOTHER ROUND

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY 2020

Matteo Cocco

for HIDDEN AWAY

Using light, colour and composition, Matteo Cocco builds up the unique world of Italy’s celebrated Naive painter and sculptor Antonio Ligabue. The beauty and originality of the film’s tender images lead us into Antonio’s instinctual and raw emotional world. In this atmospheric film, Matteo combines amazing impressionistic landscape and architecture shots with incredibly haptic and sensual portraits of the protagonist as he leans into a horse’s soft fur, follows a cockroach running across the earthen floor or dances with a turkey to an audience of country kids.

EUROPEAN EDITING 2020

Maria Fantastica Valmori

for ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH

This documentary is considerably indebted to the editing. It consists almost entirely of grainy black and white archive film and each shot has been chosen with great care. Maria Fantastica Valmori skilfully edits the images of a train travelling across Europe towards the frontline and pictures of comrades-in-arms with scenes of past happiness but also death and destruction in a war-torn Europe. The archive used, no doubt chosen from many hours of material both amateur and professional, is absolutely vital in telling the film’s story.

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGN 2020

Cristina Casali

for THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

The world of David Copperfield is not an ordinary period film. It’s a modern approach filled with textures, colours and infinite details that mingle with both the costume and make-up department, creating a solid and consistent visual experience that feels realistic and believable although splashed with fantasy.

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGN 2020

Ursula Patzak

for HIDDEN AWAY

There is a lot of detail in the costumes in HIDDEN AWAY. Ursula Patzak has created realistic and creative costumes that support and carry the plot but never draw your attention away. That’s the art of costume design. Efficient yet discreet, her costumes leave all the room that is necessary for the story to unfold.

EUROPEAN MAKE-UP & HAIR 2020

Yolanda Piña, Félix Terrero & Nacho Diaz

for THE ENDLESS TRENCH

Some of the finest heavy hair- and make-up work can serve to tell a story without the viewer even noticing it. That takes skills, patience and precise ideas.
Such make-up and hair work is made by Yolanda Piña, Felix Terrero and Nacho Diaz in THE ENDLESS TRENCH. In the movie, we accompany Higinio and Rosa more than three decades – the aging of the characters is fluid, impressive and highly believable. Not once does it interrupt your viewing experience and you really feel time passing in the narrow space.

EUROPEAN ORIGINAL SCORE 2020

Dascha Dauenhauer

for BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

The score in BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ makes use of the entire spectrum of film music – from big orchestral arrangements to chamber-like strings, electronic and immersive sounds to pop music. Dascha Dauenhauer’s impressive score blends perfectly with the sound design and continuously propels the story forwards.

EUROPEAN SOUND 2020

Yolande Decarsin

for LITTLE GIRL

Yolande Decarsin’s sound design in the documentary LITTLE GIRL achieves something that is almost impossible: Very gently and delicately, it takes you into the life of little Sasha and her family. You no longer feel as if you are watching something from the outside but as if you were there as the kids get ready for school, sitting with them in their garden, or joining them for lunch.

EUROPEAN VISUAL EFFECTS 2020

Iñaki Madariaga

for THE PLATFORM

The well-crafted visual effects in THE PLATFORM create a very dark and immersive environment. They help the story just like the central platform that goes into infinity above and below. Thanks to the visual effects by Iñaki Madariaga, the platform becomes an entity of its own. The creativity of the solution is simple yet astonishing in its minimalistic expression which creates an unforgettable emotional and visual experience.

EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2020

Luis Urbano

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY FILM AWARD 2020

Saudi Runaway

Switzerland (88 min)

EFA INNOVATIVE STORYTELLING 2020

Mark Cousins

for WOMEN MAKE FILM: A NEW ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA