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: Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival, Lecce European Cinema Festival, Brussels European Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival, Estoril Film Festival, Festival européen des Arcs.
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.
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.
The Dead and the Living
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.
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.
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.
The Fith Season
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.
Chidlren of Sarajevo
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…
Death for Sale
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Quiet Life
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.
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.
Chico & Rita
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.
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.
Prostitution is filtered through the fantastical mind of an Eastern European woman in Szabolcs Hajdu’s fourth feature.
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.
Desperados on the Block
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.
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
First of All, Felicia
A promising debut feature co-directed by an Irish filmmaker and Romanian screenwriter, which won the Cineuropa Award at the 2009 Estoril Festival