Danish film received a strong hand of nominations as the European Film Awards revealed their last round of candidates for this year's prize event in December.
Topscorer is Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round', which is nominated in four categories, while Feras Fayyad's 'The Cave' advances to the final list of documentary nominees:
- European Film: Thomas Vinterberg and Zentropa's 'Another Round'
- European Documentary: Feras Fayyad and Danish Documentary's 'The Cave'
- European Director: Thomas Vinterberg for 'Another Round'
- European Actor: Mads Mikkelsen in 'Another Round'
- European Screenwriter: Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm for 'Another Round'
'Another Round' was selected for the Cannes Official Selection and won the Art House Cinema Award in France. The drama about four weary high school teachers experimenting with the liberating effects of alcohol enjoyed its in-cinema world premiere at Toronto Film Festival and won the Best Actor trophy at San Sebastian, awarded to the ensemble of Mads Mikkelsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe and Thomas Bo Larsen. Most recently, the film took home the top prize at the BFI London Film Festival. Opening in Denmark on 24 September, the drama has sold almost 720,000 cinema tickets. Kasper Dissing and Sisse Graum Jørgensen have produced for Zentropa.
'The Cave' recently landed two Emmys – to producers Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid and to the film's three cinematographers Muhammed Khair Al Shami, Ammar Suleiman and Mohammed Eyad, respectively. Feras Fayyad's Oscar-nominated Syrian war documentary won the Grolsch People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival 2019 and was also awarded at the Cinema Eye Honors.
Among the European Film Awards nominees are also a number of Danish co-productions, indlucing the animation film 'Calamity' and the documentary 'Little Girl', both the result of French-Danish collaborations. See all nominees for the European Film Awards 2020.
The more than 3,800 EFA Members will vote for the winners, to be presented in a series of virtual events from 8 to 12 December.