"Happy as Lazzaro" wins the European University Film Award
Happy as Lazzaro wins the European University Film Award. The nominated films were viewed and
discussed in 22 universities in 22 countries and each institution selected its
favourite film. One student representative from each university then attended a
two-day deliberation meeting to decide on the overall winner. The jury praises the
film "as an unconventional contemporary take on Italian Neorealism, shot
on 16mm, that overcomes geographical and stylistic boundaries. The movie
conveys the harshness of the exploitation of people in the contemporary world
and tackles topics such as class, poverty and ideology, through the eyes of the
main character Lazzaro."
The aim of this initiative by the European Film
Academy (EFA) and Filmfest Hamburg is to
involve a younger audience, to spread the “European idea” and to transport the
spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students. It shall also
support film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating. The
European Film Awards Ceremony with the presentation of the winners will take
place on Saturday, 15 December, streamed live at www.europeanfilmawards.eu from
17.30 (red carpet) and 19.30 (ceremony).
Marcello Fonte wins the prize for Best Actor at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 31st edition of the European Film Awards. Matteo Garrone’s Dogman and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro gets 4 nominations each
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