- 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
ANIARA is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth's population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as ANIARA leaves the ruined Earth, she collides with an asteroid and is knocked off her course. ANIARA's passengers slowly realize that they'll never be able to return; they will continue onwards through an empty and cold universe forever. The Swedish Nobel prize winner Harry Martinsson wrote ANIARA in 1956. The novel has been translated into a number of different languages, including danish, finnish, english, russian, czech, arabic, japanese and most recently chinese. It has been staged as opera and several theatrical productions, but has never before been filmed. In ANIARA's inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There's only one Earth. We have only one life. So, we have to take responsibility for our actions and constantly guard our environment and our humanity. If we don't, Earth will soon be a paradise lost.
Kusköy Village, Black Sea mountains, Turkey. Sibel, 25, who became dumb during childhood, is only able to communicate by whistling. She is not married, she lives with her father, and the villagers consider her disabled. To make up for her loneliness, Sibel kills herself doing field work. One day she meets a deserter from the Turkish army hiding in the forest. For the first time, a new perspective comes to Sibel: what if she was also a woman?
Love 1: Dog
People never lose their need to love, not even when they have stopped seeking meaning in their relationship with the others. An unusually lonely man ends up loving a woman. She turns his world upside down and makes him enjoy, with violence, despair and anger, the fact that he is alive. A film about love.
The Party's Over
Céleste and Sihem arrived on the same day in a rehab facility, and they’re going to seal an indestructible friendship. It will be as much a force as an obstacle when, expelled from their shelter, they are left on their own, facing the true world and its temptations. The real fight will then begin; fight for sobriety and freedom, fight towards life.
A hard-working farmer, desperate due to the harsh reality of his daily struggle, is determined to have his son take over the farm and continue his legacy. The mother tries her best to keep the family together, but with increasing horror the son witnesses his father's psychotic behaviour escalate. He seeks refuge elsewhere but he can't escape the inevitable.
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari
Adi moves to Ferentari, most notorious outcasted neighborhood in Bucharest, to write a study on manele music. While researching his subject, Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict and a bear of a man, who promises Adi to help him. Soon, the unlikely pair begins a playful romance in which Adi feeds Alberto with improbable plans of escaping poverty and Alberto reciprocates with well-concocted phrases of love.
Roos visits her mother in the remote winter landscape of Norway yearly, but this time it's different: she brings bad news. However, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. Aided by her half brother and her old flame, the two women reconcile and Roos is able to make her next and inescapable step. (Film Focus)
Beauty and the Dogs
Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance? (Film Focus)
A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years - she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrificing to it mentally and physically. (Film Focus)
When the Day Had No Name
Day before Easter 2012, perfectly lined up bodies of four teenagers, each with a bullet hole in their head, were found near a lake just outside Skopje, Macedonian capital. They just went fishing. The nation was shocked. The rumors run wild. It is a film about a country where life can cease suddenly without a cause, as it is lived.