European Film Awards with more than just a touch of Scandinavia

07-11 2011


This year’s 24th European Film Awards will return to Berlin for the first time since 2007.On the first weekend in December, Berlin will welcome European filmmakers, EFA Members, nominees and winners, for the European Film Awards 2011.
The Awards Ceremony will take place place at Tempodrom, a spectacular event venue near Potsdamer Platz.

December 3rd the Best European Film 2011 will be awarded. And this year it's a fifty-fifty chance that the winner will be Scandinavian. Something to be proud of? Indeed - just take a look at the competition:

 

Nominees for EUROPEAN FILM 2011

THE ARTIST, France
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Michel Hazanavicius

LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike), Belgium/France/Italy
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

HÆVNEN (In a Better World), Denmark
DIRECTED BY: Susanne Bier
WRITTEN BY: Anders Thomas Jensen

THE KING’S SPEECH, UK
DIRECTED BY: Tom Hooper
WRITTEN BY: David Seidler

LE HAVRE, Finland/France/Germany
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Aki Kaurismäki

MELANCHOLIA, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Lars von Trier


Odds for a Scandinavian winner are even higher in the cetegory EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2011 where this year's nominees are:

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne for LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike)
Anders Thomas Jensen for HÆVNEN (In a Better World)
Aki Kaurismäki for LE HAVRE
Lars von Trier for MELANCHOLIA

All in all, a very exciting night for Scandinavian film!