02-12-2013

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS WITH CINEMA STARS FROM ACROSS EUROPE

When the 26th European Film Awards return to Berlin on 7 December, there will be an impressive line-up of European actors and actresses presenting the individual awards.

A true Spanish fiesta will see ELENA ANAYA, CARLOS ARECES, RAÚL ARÉVALO,  JAVIER CÁMARA, ROSSY DE PALMA, HUGO SILVA, MIGUEL ÁNGEL SILVESTRE, BLANCA SUÁREZ, PAZ VEGA and LEONOR WATLING.

They will be joined by their colleagues ARTA DOBROSHI (LORNA’S SILENCE), KAROLINE HERFURTH (THE READER),  CARICE VAN HOUTEN (BLACK BOOK), DIANE KRUGER (TROY), CHRISTOPHE LAMBERT (HIGHLANDER), NOOMI RAPACE (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS (THE ENGLISH PATIENT) and JASMINE TRINCA (MIELE), directors AGNIESZKA HOLLAND, VOLKER SCHLÖNDORFF (deputy chairman, EFA Board), and Wim Wenders (EFA President), as well as  DIETER KOSSLICK, director of the Berlin IFF.

The films nominated in the category ‘European Film’ will be introduced by the following patrons: ADÈLE EXARCHOPOULOS (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR), IAIA FORTE (THE GREAT BEAUTY), JOHANN HELDENBERGH (THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN), SYLVIA HOEKS (THE BEST OFFER), FRIEDERIKE KEMPTER (OH BOY) and ANGELA MOLINA (BLANCANIEVES)

The ceremony will also include the members of the jury TUOMAS KANTELINEN (composer, Finland), FRANCESCO RANIERI MARTINOTTI (director/producer, Italy), KAREL OCH (festival organiser Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic), SIMÓN DE SANTIAGO ARÉIZAGA (producer, Spain), HERVÉ SCHNEID (editor, France), MAREK SEPTIMUS WIESER (cinematographer, Sweden) and JASMILA ŽBANIĈ (director, Bosnia & Herzegovina).

The 900 guests – winners, nominees and EFA Members – at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will once again be welcomed by German comedy star ANKE ENGELKE who will lead through the evening as the show’s host.

CARICE VAN Houten will perform live with her band and HANS NIESWANDT will provide the acoustic backdrop for the evening. Together with ERIC D. CLARK, with whom he made the unforgettable no. 1 hit “From: Disco To Disco”, he will also get the dance-floor packed at the party while DJ TRIPLEGYM will fill the lounge with music.

Among the guests this year will also be the German actors and actresses MORITZ BLEIBTREU, HANNA HERZSPRUNG, JULIA JENTSCH, ULRICH MATTHES, KATJA RIEMANN and MARIA SCHRADER, as well as the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, ANDROULLA VASSILIOU, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, KLAUS WOWEREIT,  and the recipients of the honorary awards CATHERINE DENEUVE and PEDRO ALMODÓVAR.

_Berlin, 2 December 2013_

THE 26TH EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: Berlin, 7 December 2013

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The European Film Awards 2013 are presented by the European Film Academy e.V. and EFA Productions gGmbH. Public supporters: FFA German Federal Film Board, German State Lottery Berlin, German State Minister for Culture and the Media, MEDIA Programme of the EU, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Private partners: 40seconds, Aveda, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, GLS, Hôtel Concorde Berlin, M∙A∙C, Mast-Jägermeister SE and ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH.

PATRONS: CATALAN INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL COMPANIES FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF CATALONIA * CENTRE DU CINEMA OF THE FEDERATION WALLONIA BRUSSELS * CHIMNEY * DANISH FILM INSTITUTE * EURIMAGES * EUROPEAN FILM BONDS (EFB) * FILM FINANCE SCANDINAVIA AB * FILM FUND LUXEMBOURG * FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF) * HUNGARIAN NATIONAL FILM FUND * ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE * IRISH FILM BOARD * ISTITUTO LUCE CINECITTÀ * KOSOVA CINEMATOGRAPHY CENTER * MACEDONIAN FILM FUND * MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE OF CYPRUS (CULTURAL SERVICES) * NETHERLANDS FILM FUND * POLISH FILM INSTITUTE * SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL, A PROJECT OF ICAS, ORGANISED BY SEVILLE CITY COUNCIL * SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE * SWISS FILMS * TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. (TVP) *

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