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Cineuropa.org Prize

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Cineuropa.org Prize

Cineuropa.org Prize

Cineuropa.org Prize Rules

  • The Cineuropa Prize is given to a film that besides having indisputable artistic qualities also brings out the idea of European dialogue and integration
  • The Prize is given by one or more qualified editors or collaborators chosen by Cineuropa and present at the Festival
  • The Prize is given to a film produced or co-produced by a country participating in the MEDIA Programme or member od Eurimages
  • The Prize consists of promotion on the Cineuropa site, including a Focus (an article and written or video interview with the director) and a banner on the winning film for a month (worth approximately €5,000). The Focus will appear on the home page and newsletter for each of the film’s European releases.

The Prize is delivered in the following partners' festivals: Miami International Film Festival, Lecce European Cinema Festival, Brussels European Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival, Estoril Film Festival, Festival européen des Arcs.

Cineuropa's Prizes:

First of All, Felicia by Melissa de Raaf & Razvan Radulescu, Estoril Film Festival 2009


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A promising debut feature co-directed by an Irish filmmaker and Romanian screenwriter, which won the Cineuropa Award at the 2009 Estoril Festival

Ordinary People by Vladimir Perisic, Miami International Film Festival 2010

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A masterful and merciless debut feature on the trivialization of murder in times of war. A film unveiled at Cannes and selected at around 15 international festivals

Desperados on the Block by Tomasz Emil Rudzik, Lecce Film Festival 2010

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A 19-story building in Munich housing 2,500 students from the world over serves as a microcosm for thousands of lonely lives whose paths cross every day in Europe's cities.

Corridor by Johan Lundborg and Johan Storm, Brussels Film Festival 2010

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A frightening, claustrophobic thriller by a Swedish duo with a brilliant command of genre cinema. Winner of the Cineuropa Award at the Brussels Film Festival 2010.

Bibliothèque Pascal by Szabolcs Hajdu, Sarajevo Film Festival 2010

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Prostitution is filtered through the fantastical mind of an Eastern European woman in Szabolcs Hajdu’s fourth feature.

Tilva Ros by Nikola Lezaic, Estoril Film Festival 2010

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The lives of two small town friends in Serbia who share a love for skateboard culture. Their friendship will be shaken following the visit of a friend, who has immigrated to France. The film is partially inspired by the lives of the two lead actors, whom Lezaic discovered in their videos on YouTube.

Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2010


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Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando tell a passionate love story in their musical animated film for adults combining digital and hand-drawn images.

Amnesty by Bujar Alimani, Lecce Film Festival 2011

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An intense feature debut by Albania’s Bujar Alimani, winner of the Jury Special Prize, the Fipresci Prize and the Cineuropa Award at the 2011 Lecce Festival of European Film.

A quiet life by Claudio Cupellini, Brussels Film Festival 2011

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Claudio Cupellini’s second film is also his most accomplished. After earning Best Actor at the Rome fest for Toni Servillo, the film won the Cineuropa Award at the Brussels Film Festival.

Avé by Konstantin Bojanov, Sarajevo Film Festival 2011

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A chance love-at-first-sight encounter and luminous road movie in a bleak Bulgaria. A debut feature unveiled at Cannes and winner of the Cineuropa Award at Sarajevo.

Une vie meilleure by Cédric Khan, Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2011

A Better Life

Guillaume Canet and Leïla Bekhti in the spiral of excessive debt. Love, dreams and economic survival brilliantly dramatised. Best Actor Award at the Rome Film Festival and Cineuropa Award at Estoril.

Extraterrestre by Nacho Vigalondo, Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2011

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Julio and Julia wake up in Julia’s apartment, hun­gover and unsure how they met. Suddendly, they see Madrid’s skyline dot­ted with spaceships. Julia’s neighbour, Ángel, explains that there’s been an exodus of people flee­ing the city. When Julia’s boyfriend Tipo shows up, Julia and Julio convince him that Ángel is an alien and must be ejected.

Vacuum by Giorgio Cugno, Festival del cinema europeo di Lecce 2012

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The story of a birth turns into being the story of an absence. A young woman’s battle against postpartum depression viewed with her claustrophobic feelings. At the same time her existence is being sucked into a large vacuum.

Death for Sale by Faouzi Bensaidi, Brussels Film Festival 2012

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Three young men decide to rob a jewellery store. They are among the hopelessly unemployed street population of Morocco’s provincial cities, common thugs in the eyes of many but bound by solidar­ity and friendship. They see the heist as a means to break out of a cycle of poverty that weighs on their destiny like a life sentence.

Children of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

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Rahima (23) and Nermin (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. Their life of bare survival becomes even more difficult after Nedim gets into a fistfight at school with the son of a local strongman. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to the discovery that her young brother leads a double life…

The Fifth Season by Jessica Woodworth and Peter BrosensFestival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2012

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A mysterious calamity strikes a village deep in the Ardennes: spring refuses to come. The cycle of nature is capsized. Relationship deteriorate. Alice, Thomas and octave, three kids in the village, struggle to make sense of the world that is collapsing around them.

Hold Back by Rachid Djaïdani, Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2012

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Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo still rooted in the mentalities of the two communities: no marriages between Blacks and Arabs.

God's Horses by Nabil Ayouch, Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels 2012

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Nabil Ayouch retraces the convincing and impressive tale of a group of young boys from the Sidi Moumen slum in Casablanca who end up becoming terrorists, or martyrs, as their spiritual mentors would call them.

 

The Dead and the Living by Barbara Albert, Lecce European film festival 2013

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The personal journey of young Sita is not only an expedition into her family's burdened past during World War 2. It is also a journey to the abyss of modern European society, a trip which takes her from Berlin - about losing one's homeland and discovering oneself, about hope and responsibility.

 

The Attack by Ziad Doueiri, Istanbul International Film Festival 2013

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An adaptation of the international best seller by Yasmina Khadra. The film focuses on the moral dilemma faced by an Arab-Israeli surgeon when the police inform him that his wife has carried out a suicide bombing that has killed nineteen people.

Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallières, Brussels Film Festival 2013

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In the sixteenth century, somewhere in the Cevennes, Michael Kohlhaas, a prosperous horse merchant, leads a comfortable and happy family life. Victim of an injustice, this righteous and honest man raises an army and plunders cities to restore his right.

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