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Katalin Varga win European Discovery Award

FNE Staff 2009-12-13
Katalin Varga, a Hungarian/Romanian/UK co-production, won the European Film Academy's award as European Discovery 2009 on December 12.

The film was directed by Peter Strickland and produced by Strickland along with Tudor Giurgiu and Oana Giurgiu.

Polish director Andrzej Wajda was recognized with the European Film Academy Critics Award 2009 Prix FIPRESCI
for Sweet Rush (Tatarak).

Other EFA (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) awards went to the following:

EUROPEAN FILM 2009
Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Germany/Austria/France/Italy
written and directed by Michael Haneke
produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz
& Andrea Occhipinti

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2009
Michael Haneke for Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2009
Tahar Rahim in Un ProphEte (A Prophet)

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2009
Kate Winslet in The Reader (Der Vorleser)

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2009
Michael Haneke for Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)

CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2009
Anthony Dod Mantle for Antichrist & Slumdog Millionaire

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY PRIX D EXCELLENCE 2009
Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier, Jean-Paul Hurier & Marc Doisne for
the Sound Design, Un ProphEte (A Prophet)

EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2009
Alberto Iglesias for Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2009
Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo), France/Italy
directed by Jacques-Rémy Girerd, co-directed by Nora Twomey

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM 2009
POSTE RESTANTE by Marcel Lozinski

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ken Loach

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA
Isabelle Huppert

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2009 Prix ARTE
THE SOUND OF INSECTS - Record of a Mummy, Switzerland
by Peter Liechti

EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD Prix EURIMAGES
Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges

PEOPLE S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, UK
directed by Danny Boyle
written by Simon Beaufoy
produced by Christian Colson

The 22nd European Film Awards are presented by the European Film Academy
and EFA Productions with the support of the European Capital of Culture
RUHR.2010 "Essen for the Ruhr", the Minister President and the Minister
for Federal and European Affairs and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia,
and the Filmstiftung NRW.

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