14 Danish EFA nominations

EFA. The European Film Academy has an eye for Danish films this year. Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" leads with 8 nominations, and both "Melancholia" and Bier's "In a Better World" are in the run for Best European Film. The European Academy Awards will be held on 3 December in Berlin.

No less than 14 Danish films were nominated when the European Film Academy this weekend announced which films are to compete for the 24th European Film Awards on 3 December in Berlin.

Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" leads the field with 8 nominations, and Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" is also among the top nominees with 4 nominations. Both films are nominated for Best European Film, and Trier and Bier are both nominated for Best Director. Also the two screenwriters, von Trier for "Melancholia" and Anders Thomas Jensen for "In a Better World", are nominated.

The 8 nominations for "Melancholia" include Best Actress for Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Best Cinematographer (Manuel Alberto Claro), Best Editor (Molly Malene Stensgaard) and Best Production Designer (Jette Lehmann).

"In a Better World"'s 4 nominations include Mikael Persbrandt for Best Actor.

Additionally two Danish films are nominated: Mikkel Munch-Fals' "Nothing's All Bad" in the category European Discovery, and Daniel Borgman's "Berik" for Best Short Film.

As previously announced, actor Mads Mikkelsen will also receive an honorary award at the EFA awards ceremony.

For further information, see www.europeanfilmawards.eu  

Nominations for the European Film Awards 2011

EUROPEAN FILM 2011

THE ARTIST, France
DIRECTED BY: Michel Hazanavicius

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

HÆVNEN (In a Better World), Denmark
DIRECTED BY: Susanne Bier

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

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

MELANCHOLIA, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany
DIRECTED BY: Lars von Trier EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2011

Susanne Bier for HÆVNEN (In a Better World)
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne for LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike)
Aki Kaurismäki for LE HAVRE
Béla Tarr for A TORINOI LO (The Turin Horse)
Lars von Trier for MELANCHOLIA


EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2011

Kirsten Dunst in MELANCHOLIA

Cécile de France in LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike)
Charlotte Gainsbourg in MELANCHOLIA
Nadezhda Markina in ELENA
Tilda Swinton in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN


EUROPEAN ACTOR 2011

Jean Dujardin in THE ARTIST
Colin Firth in THE KING’S SPEECH
Mikael Persbrandt in HÆVNEN (In a Better World)
Michel Piccoli in HABEMUS PAPAM
André Wilms in LE HAVRE EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2011

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


CARLO DI PALMA EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD 2011

Manuel Alberto Claro for MELANCHOLIA
Fred Kelemen for A TORINOI LO (The Turin Horse)
Guillaume Schiffman for THE ARTIST
Adam Sikora for ESSENTIAL KILLING


EUROPEAN EDITOR 2011

Tariq Anwar for THE KING’S SPEECH
Mathilde Bonnefoy for DREI (Three)
Molly Malene Stensgaard for MELANCHOLIA


EUROPEAN PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2011


Paola Bizzarri for HABEMUS PAPAM
Antxón Gómez for LA PIEL QUE HABITO (The Skin I Live in)
Jette Lehmann for MELANCHOLIA


EUROPEAN COMPOSER 2011

Ludovic Bource for THE ARTIST
Alexandre Desplat for THE KING’S SPEECH
Alberto Iglesias for LA PIEL QUE HABITO (The Skin I Live in)
Mihály Vig for A TORINOI LO (The Turin Horse)


EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2011 - Prix FIPRESCI

ADEM (Oxygen), Belgium/the Netherlands
written & directed by Hans Van Nuffel

ATMEN (Breathing), Austria
Directed by Karl Markovics

MICHAEL, Austria
Directed by Markus Schleinzer

SMUKKE MENESKER (Nothing's All Bad), Denmark
Written & directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals

TILVA ROŠ, Serbia
Directed by Nikola Ležaić


EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY 2011 - Prix ARTE

PINA, Germany
Directed by Wim Wenders

STAND VAN DE STERREN (Position Among the Stars), the Netherlands
Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich

¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!, Germany / the Netherlands / Argentina / Chile
Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2011
LE CHAT DU RABBIN (The Rabbi’s Cat), France
Directed by Antoine Delesvaux & Joann Sfar

CHICO & RITA, Spain/Isle of Man
Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba

UNE VIE DE CHAT (A Cat in Paris), France/Belgium
Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol


EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM 2011

BERIK by Daniel Joseph Borgman

SMÅ BARN, STORA ORD (Little Children, Big Words) by Lisa James-Larsson
HÄNDELSE VID BANK (Incident by a Bank) by Ruben Östlund
DERBY by Paul Negoescu
JESSI by Mariejosephin Schneider
I LUPI (The Wolves) by Alberto de Michele
ÅTERFÖDELSEN (The Unliving) by Hugo Lilja
APELE TAC (Silent River) by Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
PAPARAZZI by Piotr Bernas
LA GRAN CARRERA (The Great Race) by Kote Camacho
DIMANCHES by Valéry Rosier
TSE (Out) by Roee Rosen
OPOWIESCI Z CHLODNI (Frozen Stories) by Grzegorz Jaroszuk
HYPERCRISIS by Josef Dabernig
THE WHOLLY FAMILY by Terry Gilliam