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Cineuropa Award

Cineuropa Award Rules

  • The Cineuropa Award 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 of Eurimages
  • The Prize consists of promotion on the Cineuropa site, including a special newsletter dedicated to the film (including a review, an interview with the director, and trailers and excerpts), which will be sent to our mailing list of over 50,000 subscribers.

The Prize is awarded at the following partner festivals:

Trieste Film Festival
Mons International Love Film Festival
Vilnius Film Festival - Kino Pavasaris
Lecce European Film Festival
Cinema City International Film Festival
Sarajevo International Film Festival
Istanbul Film Festival
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival
Les Arcs European Film Festival

Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallières, Brussels Film Festival 2013

Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallières, Brussels 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 Dead and the Living

The Dead and the Living by Barbara Albert, Lecce European Film Festival 2013

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.

The Attack

The Attack by Ziad Doueiri, Istanbul International Film Festival 2013

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 Fifth Season

The Fifth Season by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2012

The Fifth Season by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, Festival 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.

God's Horses

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

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 by Rachid Djaïdani, Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2012

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.

Children of Sarajevo

Children of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

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 by Faouzi Bensaïdi, Brussels Film Festival 2012

Death for Sale by Faouzi Bensaïdi, 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 by Giorgio Cugno, Lecce European Film Festival 2012

Vacuum by Giorgio Cugno, Lecce European Film Festival 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.

Extraterrestrial

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

Extraterrestrial 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.

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