'Flee' nominated at the European Film Awards

NOMINATIONS. 'Flee' is nominated in three categories for the European Film Awards, including for best documentary and best animation feature. This year's prize event takes place 11 December in Berlin.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's animated documentary 'Flee' was presented with two nominations, as the European Film Academy on Tuesday unveiled the candidates for this year's awards ceremony. In total, the film is now nominated in three categories:

European Documentary, European Animated Feature Film – adding to the nomination for the European University Film Award announced in September.

The European Film Awards takes place on 11 December, where all the winners will be celebrated at the prize ceremony in Berlin.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's film about his friend Amin, who for the first time reveals the story of his escape from Afghanistan to Denmark 25 years ago, recently won the Nordic Council Film Prize and was picked in October as Denmark's Oscar entry.

'Flee' was selected for the Cannes Festival's special digital edition in 2020 and won awards at the major festivals in Sundance, Göteborg and Annecy, and also screened at Toronto, Telluride and London Film Festivals. The film was recently nominated for the Gotham Awards and the Critics Choice Documentary Awards, two prestigious US prize events.

Among the nominees from Tuesday's European Film Awards announcement were also two international co-productions with Danish participation: the Swedish animated film 'The Ape Star' by Linda Hambäck with Danish co-producers Nørlum, and 'The Worst Person in the World' by Joachim Trier, with Danish co-production by Snowglobe.

See all the nominations for the European Film Awards 2021 and for the European University Film Award 2021.

Danish director Susanne Bier receives the honorary European Achievement in World Cinema Award for her distinguished international career, announced by the European Academy in September. Read more at europeanfilmawards.eu.

Previous Danish winners

In 2020, Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round' took home four awards out of four nominations, including for best director and best film. Find the full view of previous Danish winners.

European Film Awards

The annual prize event is organised by the European Film Academy, founded in 1988 with the purpose to encourage Europe's film culture.

Today, the Academy comprises more than 4,100 members from the European film community. In addition to the European Film Awards, the academy initiates seminars and workshops focusing on film topics within policymaking, economy, art and education.