European Film Awards 2021 – And the winners are…

13 December, 2021

The 2021 European Film Awards took place on Saturday, December 11, in a special celebration hosted by actress and writer Annabelle Mandeng. The event was held at the Arena in Berlin, and it combined studio guests with nominees who virtually attended.

The 34th EFA was streamed or broadcast in over 30 territories. The distinctions were decided by vote by the more than 4,200 members of the European Film Academy.

“We trust that the available technology and a massive effort from everybody involved, combined with our collective experience with all kinds of online gatherings, will make it possible to highlight the exceptional films and achievements nominated for this year’s European Film Awards. In difficult times like these, we especially hope that the Awards Ceremony will bring together the European film community and reach as many film-loving members of the public as possible through streaming,” stated Academy director, Matthijs Wouter Knol.

The list of nominees included feature films Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (dir. Radu Jude), Quo Vadis, Aida? (dir. Jasmila Žbanić, a Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Norway, Germany, Romania, Turkey co-production) and short film My Uncle Tudor (dir. Olga Lucovnicova).

Quo Vadis, Aida? is the big winner of the evening, and Moldovan director Olga Lucovnicova’s My Uncle Tudor is the recipient of the European Short Film Award.


Here is the full list of winners of the 34th European Film Awards:

European Film

Quo Vadis, Aida? (dir. Jasmila Žbanić)

European Comedy

Ninjababy (dir. Yngvild Sve Flikke)

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI

Promising Young Woman (dir. Emerald Fennell)

European Documentary

Flee / Flugt (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)

European Animated Feature Film

Flee / Flugt (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)

European Short Film

My Uncle Tudor / Nanu Tudor (dir. Olga Lucovnicova)

European Director

Jasmila Žbanić – Quo Vadis, Aida?

European Actress

Jasna Đuričić – Quo Vadis, Aida?

European Actor

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

European Screenwriter

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – The Father

European Cinematography

Crystel Fournier – Great Freedom / Grosse Freiheit

European Editing

Mukharam Kabulova – Unclenching the Fists / Разжимая кулаки (Razzhimaya kulaki)

European Production Design

Márton Ágh – Natural Light / Természetes fény

European Costume Design

Michael O’Connor – Ammonite

European Make-up & Hair

Flore Masson, Olivier Afonso, Antoine Mancini – Titane

European Original Score

Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann – Great Freedom / Grosse Freiheit

European Sound

Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger – The Innocents / De uskyldige

European Visual Effects

Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord – Lamb / Dýrið

European Lifetime Achievement

Márta Mészáros

European Achievement in World Cinema

Susanne Bier

Eurimages Co-production Award

Maria Hekerhovd

European University Film Award

Flee / Flugt (dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen)

European Innovative Storytelling

Steve McQueen – Small Axe

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