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The European Film
Film
Awards have been presented annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
to recognize excellence in European cinematic achievements. The awards are given in over ten categories, of which the most important is the Best Film. They are restricted to European cinema
European cinema
and European producers, directors, and actors. The awards were officially also called the "Felix Awards" until 1997, in reference to the former award's trophy statuette, which was replaced by a feminine statuette. The host cities alternate, as Berlin
Berlin
hosts them every other year while other European cities get the chance in between.

Contents

1 Awarding procedures 2 Eligibility 3 Host cities 4 Award categories

4.1 Current categories 4.2 Audience awards 4.3 Special
Special
awards 4.4 Defunct awards

5 Films with multiple wins 6 See also

6.1 Other Pan-European events

7 References 8 External links

Awarding procedures[edit] Feature films participating in the European Film
Film
Awards must be European feature-length fiction films intended for normal theatrical release which must have had their first official screening (be it at a festival or at a regular cinema) after 1 July of the year before. Based on a selection of approximately 40 films recommended for a nomination, the members of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
vote for the nominations in the main categories,[1] which are announced in early November at the Seville
Seville
European Film
Film
Festival. Based on the nominations, the members of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
then vote for the winners which are announced at the European Film
Film
Awards Ceremony in early December. Eligibility[edit] The criteria whereby a film qualifies as European are based upon the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, Appendix II, issued by the Council of Europe. This definition might be extended for Israeli and Palestinian works and nationalities. A cinematographic work qualifies as European if it achieves at least 15 points.

European elements Weighting Points

Creative group

Director 3

Script writer 3

Composer 1

Performing group

First role 3

Second role 2

Third role 1

Technical craft group

Cameraman 1

Sound recordist 1

Editor 1

Art director 1

Studio or shooting location 1

Post-production location 1

Host cities[edit]

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Edition Year Date Venue City Presenter Director Notes

1 1988 Nov. 26, 1988 Theater des Westens West Berlin Jan Niklas, Désirée Nosbusch Robin Bextor ECC event

2 1989 Nov. 25, 1989 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris Fernando Rey, Agnès Soral

ECC event

3 1990 Dec. 2, 1990 Royal Concert Hall Glasgow Sheena McDonald, Melvyn Bragg

ECC event

4 1991 Dec. 1, 1991 Babelsberg Potsdam Désirée Nosbusch-Becker, Johannes Willms

5 1992 Nov. 25, 1992 Babelsberg Potsdam Senta Berger, Ben Kingsley

6 1993 Dec. 4, 1993 Babelsberg Potsdam Fanny Ardant

7 1994 Nov. 27, 1994 Spiegelzelt Berlin -

8 1995 Nov. 12, 1995 Bar jeder Vernunft Berlin -

9 1996 Nov. 8, 1996 Blue Tent in Lützowplatz Berlin -

10 1997 Dec. 7, 1997 Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin Tania Bryer

11 1998 Dec. 4, 1998 Old Vic Theatre London Mel Smith, Carole Bouquet

12 1999 Dec. 4, 1999 Schiller Theater Berlin Mel Smith, Carole Bouquet

13 2000 Dec. 2, 2000 Chaillot National Theatre Paris Rupert Everett, Antoine de Caunes

14 2001 Dec. 1, 2001 Tempodrom Berlin Mel Smith

15 2002 Dec. 7, 2002 Rome
Rome
Opera House Rome Asia Argento, Mel Smith

16 2003 Dec. 6, 2003 Treptow Arena Berlin Heino Ferch

17 2004 Dec. 11, 2004 Forum Convention Center Barcelona Maria de Medeiros, Juanjo Puigcorbé Manuel Huerga

18 2005 Dec. 3, 2005 Treptow Arena Berlin Heino Ferch Pepe Danquart

19 2006 Dec. 2, 2006 EXPO XXI Center Warsaw Maciej Stuhr, Sophie Marceau Volker Weicker

20 2007 Dec. 1, 2007 Treptow Arena Berlin Jan Josef Liefers, Emmanuelle Béart Volker Weicker

21 2008 Dec. 6, 2008 Forum Copenhagen Mikael Bertelsen Andreas Morell

22 2009 Dec. 12, 2009 Hall of the Century Bochum Anke Engelke Andreas Morell ECC event

23 2010 Dec. 4, 2010 Nokia Concert Hall Tallinn Anke Engelke, Märt Avandi Andreas Morell ECC event

24 2011 Dec. 3, 2011 Tempodrom Berlin Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

25 2012 Dec. 1, 2012 Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

26 2013 Dec. 7, 2013 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin Anke Engelke Nadja Zonsarowa

27 2014 Dec. 13, 2014 Latvian National Opera Riga Thomas Hermanns[2] Michael Maier ECC event

28 2015 Dec. 12, 2015 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin Thomas Hermanns Nadja Zonsarowa

29 2016 Dec. 10, 2016 National Forum of Music Wrocław[3] Maciej Stuhr

ECC event

30 2017 Dec. 9, 2017 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin Thomas Hermanns

31 2018 Dec. 15, 2018 Lope de Vega Theatre Seville[4]

Berlin

Paris

Glasgow

Potsdam

London

Rome

Barcelona

Warsaw

Copenhagen

Bochum

Tallinn

Valletta

Riga

Wrocław

Seville

Locations of the European Film
Film
Awards ceremonies.

Award categories[edit]

Current categories[edit]

Best Film Best Comedy European Discovery Best Animated Feature Film Best Short Film Best Documentary Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Composer Best Editor Best Screenwriter Best Production Designer Best Cinematographer Best European Co-Production Best Sound Designer Best Costume Designer

Audience awards[edit]

Audience Award for Best Film Young Audience Award

Special
Special
awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Achievement in World Cinema

Defunct awards[edit]

Best Non-European Film Best Young Film Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Performance Best Young Actor or Actress People's Choice Award Best Actor People's Choice Award Best Actress People's Choice Award Best Director Prix d'Excellence Critics Award Award of Merit Honorary Award Special
Special
Jury Award European Cinema Society Special
Special
Award Special
Special
Mention

Films with multiple wins[edit]

6 wins

The Ghost Writer (2010)

5 wins

Caché (2005) Volver
Volver
(2006) Gomorrah (2008) Ida (2014) Toni Erdmann (2016) The Square (2017)

4 wins

Open Doors (1990) Toto the Hero
Toto the Hero
(1991) Dancer in the Dark
Dancer in the Dark
(2000) Amélie
Amélie
(2001) Talk to Her (2002) Good Bye, Lenin!
Good Bye, Lenin!
(2003) Amour (2012) The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty
(2013)

3 wins

The Northerners
The Northerners
(1992) Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
(1992) Breaking the Waves (1996) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
(1999) The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
(2009) The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2011) Melancholia (2011) Youth (2015) Land of Mine (2016)

See also[edit] Other Pan-European events[edit]

Lux Prize Film
Film
Award of the Council of Europe Prix Europa European Union MEDIA Prize MTV Europe Music Awards European Border Breakers Award

References[edit]

^ "Feature Films". European Film
Film
Academy. Retrieved 6 June 2011.  ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2014 go to Riga ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2016 Go to Wroclaw ^ European Film
Film
Awards 2018 Go to Seville

External links[edit]

Official website European Film
Film
Awards on IMDb Voting website for the People's Choice Award

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European Film
Film
Awards

Ceremonies

Berlin
Berlin
1988 Paris
Paris
1989 Glasgow
Glasgow
1990 Potsdam
Potsdam
1991 Potsdam
Potsdam
1992 Potsdam
Potsdam
1993 Berlin
Berlin
1994 Berlin
Berlin
1995 Berlin
Berlin
1996 Berlin
Berlin
1997 London
London
1998 Berlin
Berlin
1999 Paris
Paris
2000 Berlin
Berlin
2001 Rome
Rome
2002 Berlin
Berlin
2003 Barcelona
Barcelona
2004 Berlin
Berlin
2005 Warsaw
Warsaw
2006 Berlin
Berlin
2007 Copenhagen
Copenhagen
2008 Bochum
Bochum
2009 Tallinn
Tallinn
2010 Berlin
Berlin
2011 Valletta
Valletta
2012 Berlin
Berlin
2013 Riga
Riga
2014 Berlin
Berlin
2015 Wrocław
Wrocław
2016 Berlin
Berlin
2017 Seville
Seville
2018

Main movie awards

Best Film Best Comedy European Discovery Best Animated Feature Film Best Short Film Best Documentary Film

Performance awards

Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Composer Best Editor Best Screenwriter Best Production Designer Best Cinematographer Best European Co-Production Best Sound Designer Best Costume Designer Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Audience awards

Audience Award for Best Film Young Audience Award European University Film
Film
Award

Special
Special
awards

Lifetime Achievement Achievement in World Cinema Honorary Award

Defunct awards

Best Non-European Film Best Young Film Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Performance Best Young Actor or Actress People's Choice Award Best Actor People's Choice Award Best Actress People's Choice Award Best Director Prix d'Excellence Critics Award Award of Merit Special
Special
Jury Award European Cinema Society Special
Special
Award Special
Special
Mention

Planned awards

Best Special
Special
and Visual Effects Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Choreography Best Action Film Best Thriller Best Original Song Best Short Form Music Video‎ Best Long Form Music Video Best Fictional Short Drama Best Short Animation Best Documentary Short Film Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Screenplay Innovation Award for Best Experimental Film

Winners and nominees by nationality

Albanian Austrian Belgian Bosnian British Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Finnish French Georgian German Greek Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Irish Israeli Italian Kazakh Latvian Lebanese Lithuanian Luxembourgish Norwegian Palestinian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swedish Swiss Tajik Turkish Ukrainian

Czechoslovak East German Soviet Yugoslav West German

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Continental film awards

Africa

Africa Movie Academy Awards

Asia

Asian Film
Film
Awards Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Europe

European Film
Film
Awards Lux Prize

Ibero-America

Platino Awards Premio Fénix

Francophone

Lumières Award

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