European Film Awards salute Cannes faves

“Youth” and “Amy” among big EFA winners

The Lobster EFA best scenarioPaolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” and Asif Kapadia’s documentary “Amy” – both strng tips from Cannes 2015 – were among the big winners at the European Film Awards (EFA) in Berlin.

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – mostly filmmakers from across Europe – voted for this year’s awards. The winners are:

EUROPEAN FILM 2015
YOUTH (LA GIOVINEZZA)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2015
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON) by Roy Andersson

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2015 – Prix FIPRESCI
MUSTANG by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2015
AMY by Asif Kapadia

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2015
SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2015
PICNIC (PIKNIK) by Jure Pavlović

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2015
Paolo Sorrentino for YOUTH (La Giovinezza)

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2015
Charlotte Rampling in 45 YEARS

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2015
Michael Caine in YOUTH (La Giovinezza)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2015
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou for THE LOBSTER (photo)

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 2015 – Prix CARLO DI PALMA
Martin Gschlacht for GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Ich Seh Ich Seh)

EUROPEAN EDITOR 2015
Jacek Drosio for BODY (Ciało)

EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2015
Sylvie Olivé for THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Le Tout nouveau testament)

EUROPEAN COSTUME DESIGNER 2015
Sarah Blenkinsop for THE LOBSTER

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2015
Cat’s Eyes for THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2015
Vasco Pimentel & Miguel Martins for ARABIAN NIGHTS – VOL. I-III (As Mil e uma noites – Vol. I-III)

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Charlotte Rampling

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA
Christoph Waltz

HONORARY AWARD
Sir Michael Caine

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD 2015 – Prix EURIMAGES
Andrea Occhipinti

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2015 for Best European Film
MARSHLAND (LA ISLA MÍNIMA) by Alberto Rodríguez

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