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Cineuropa prize

Cineuropa 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: Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival, Lecce European Cinema Festival, Brussels European Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival, Estoril Film Festival, Festival européen des Arcs.

Three Windows and a Hanging

Three Windows and a Hanging

Three Windows and a Hanging by Isa Qosja, Sarajevo Film Festival 2014

A critical view of a society which survived the war, won its independence but still struggles with human equality. An insightful portrait of a Balkan village, of a patriarchal microcosm, and of its mayor who desperately wants to control the village life. Of husbands who feel forced to behave strong, but act against their own emotional interest. A reflection of rituals which not only show gender inequality, but also the absence of freedom of expression within the male community.

Free Entry

Free Entry

Free Entry by Yvonne Kerékgyártó, Cinema City International Film Festival 2014

Two girls 'sneak' into the biggest music festival of Hungary. Betty and “W” are both 16. They’re at the threshold of adulthood. They want to party, and cross all boundaries in one night.

Vis-a-Vis

Vis-a-Vis

 Vis-a-Vis by Nevio Marasović, Brussels Film Festival 2014

The director is preparing a new film. A well-known actor he wants to engage to play the role of the Father criticizes his screenplay and the selection of the actor for the role of the Son. The director invites the “Son” to come to the island of Vis to work on the screenplay and the role and to be sure that he has made the right choice when choosing him for the role. Due to the isolation they are confronted with on the island during winter season, the two of them are doomed to come to grips with their frustrations that are constantly being intertwined with the plot in a strange way.

Macondo

Macondo

Macondo by Sudabeh MortezaiEuropean Film Festival 2014

Tucked in between the airport, motorway and the banks of the Danube in the Viennese district of Simmering, an entire world of its own has emerged behind walls of corrugated iron and barracks: Macondo, a settlement of refugees where about 3,000 asylum-seekers from 22 different countries are housed. One of them is eleven-year-old Ramasan who has come here from Chechnya with his mother and two younger sisters. His father was killed in the conflict with the Russians, at least that’s what he's been told. Ramasan tries his best to take his father’s place – for instance by looking after his sisters or tucking his mother’s stray hair back underneath her headscarf. But then a brooding man named Isa, a friend of Ramasan’s father from the old days, suddenly arrives in Macondo and Ramasan's life is thrown into disarray.

Come To My Voice

Come To My Voice

Come To My Voice by Hüseyin KarabeyIstanbul Film Festival 2014

In a remote Kurdish village in the mountains little Jiyan is worried about her father who has been arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will only be released when his family surrenders his gun. The problem is: he has never possessed one. And so Jiyan’s grandmother Berfé has no choice but to set off in search of a weapon. A long march on foot leads Berfé and Jiyan through breathtakingly beautiful mountains to their relatives and beyond, into the unknown. On their journey Berfé displays courage and tenacity and Jiyan learns what it takes to survive in the adult world.

Class Enemy

Class Enemy

Class Enemy by Rok Biček, Les Arcs Film Festival 2013

Due to a huge difference in the way they perceive life, the relationship between the students and their new German language teacher becomes critically tense. When one of the students commits suicide, her classmates accuse the teacher of being responsible for her death. The realisation that things are not so black and white comes too late.

The Strange Little Cat

The Strange Little Cat

The Strange Little Cat by Ramon Zürcher, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2013

Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. That evening, other relatives will be joining them for dinner. This sequence of seemingly unspectacular family scenes in a Berlin flat creates a wondrous world and an exciting choreography of the everyday.

Peace After Marriage

Peace After Marriage

Peace After Marriage by Ghazi Albuliwi, Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival 2013

Arafat, a thirty year old Arab New Yorker, lives at home with his parents who are desperate to find him a Muslim bride. Horny and lonely, he tries the New York dating scene with zero luck. Then he meets Kenny, a smooth talking single New Yorker who becomes his wingman. According to Kenny the only solution for Arafat is to move out of his parents house. With no money or job, Arafat can't afford to move out. Then Kenny proposes an idea: a Green Card marriage for money! But with an Israeli girl…

With Mom

With Mom

With Mom by Faruk Lončarević, Sarajevo Film Festival 2013

In Sarajevo, more than a decade after the war, while her socialist family is falling apart, Berina, a young artist, is trying to live out her just discovered sexuality and, at the same time, accept her mother’s terminal illness. 

Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des PallièresBrussels Film Festival 2013

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.

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack by Ziad Doueiri, Istanbul International Film Festival 2013

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 Dead and the Living

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

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.

God's Horses

God's Horses

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

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.

Hold Back

Hold Back

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

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

The Fith Season

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

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

Chidlren of Sarajevo

Children of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

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

Death for Sale

Death for Sale by Faouzi Bensaidi, Brussels Film Festival 2012

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.

Vacuum

Vacuum

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

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.

Extraterrestre

Extraterrestre

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

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.

Avé

Avé

Avé by Konstantin Bojanov, Sarajevo Film Festival 2011

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

A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life by Claudio Cupellini, Brussels Film Festival 2011

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.

Amnesty

Amnesty

Amnesty by Bujar Alimani, Lecce Film Festival 2011

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

Chico & Rita

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


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.

Tilva Ros

Tilva Ros

Tilva Ros by Nikola Lezaic, Estoril Film Festival 2010

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.

Bibliotèque Pascal

Bibliotèque Pascal

Bibliothèque Pascal by Szabolcs Hajdu, Sarajevo Film Festival 2010

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

Corridor

Corridor

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

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

Desperados on the Block

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

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.

Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Ordinary People by Vladimir Perisic, Miami International Film Festival 2010

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

First of All, Felicia

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

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

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