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‘Celebrating Women’ with the European Union Film Festival (EUFF)

The European Union Film Festival started in Coimbatore on March 8, 2013- On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EU-India friendship. European Union celebrated the International Women’s Day in India with the launch of its festival in the city of Coimbatore.

Appropriately themed on “Celebrating Women”, narrating many engaging stories, the festival will showcase different shades, and nuances of women, and will offer an insight into their remarkable lives, some of which might resonate with our Indian viewers.

Commencing from Coimbatore on the 8th of March 2013, the Festival will travel to 10 other Indian cities – Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Jodhpur. This wonderful selection of 24 films, each from a different EU Member State, manifests the European unity in diversity through the central theme of ‘Women’.

The EU Film Festival is organised by the EU Delegation to India and the Embassies of the EUMember States, in collaboration with a number of partners: Federation of Film Societies of India,Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Suchitra Film Society and Bangalore International Centre,National Film Archives of India, Cine Central Calcutta, Nandan Theatre, Entertainment Society of Goa, Chandigarh Film Society, Film Society of Jodhpur etc.

List of Awards won by the movies showcased in the EUFF 2013

Belgium, Altiplano, Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth (6)

2010: Lucania Film Festival (Italy) – Best Cinematography; AVANCA Festival (Portugal) –

Best Feature Film and Best Actress (Magaly Solier); Tofifest (Poland) – Special Jury Award

2009: “The City of Virton Award”(Belgium) – Grand Prix Award; Bangkok International

Film Festival – Grand Prix or Golden Kinnaree

Czech Republic, Little Girl Blue, Alice Nellis (3)

2008: Bergamo Film Meeting (Italy) – Bronze Rosa Camuna; Czech Lions – Critics’ Award;

Pilsen Film Festival – Golden Kingfisher Award (Best Film)

Denmark, Applause, Martin Pieter Zandvliet (8)

2009: Mumbai International Film Festival – Best Actress; Zurich film festival – Critics’ Choice Award, Nashville – Best Actress, Hamptons – Outstanding Achievement in Acting (Paprika Steen); Karlovy Vary – Best Actress (Paprika Steen); 2010: Robert Festival – Robert Award (Best Actress, Paprika Steen); Zulu Awards Best Actress (Paprika Steen); Rouen Nordic Film Festival – “Deuxime Souffle” Award (Martin Zandvliet)

Estonia, Graveyard Keeper’s daughter, Katrin Laur (3)

2011: International Film Festival Arsenals (Latvia) – Best Film in the Baltic Film competition, FIPRESCI Prize; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Best Estonian Film

Finland, Princess, Arto Halonen (2)

2011: Jussi Finnish Film Awards – Jussi Award, Best Actress to Katja Kukkola; Cape Winelands Film Festival (South Africa) – Grand Prix Award

France, Water Lilies, Cline Sciamma (3)

2008: Trophes Jeunes Talents 2008 Young Director Award 2007: Cabourg Romantic Film Festival – Prix de la jeunesse; Prix Louis-Delluc (Best Film)

Germany, After Five in the Forest Primeval, Hans-Christian Schmid (3)

1995: International Hofer Film Days – Best yound director (Hans-Christian Schmid)

1996: Bavarian Film Award – Best young actress (Franka Potente)

1997: Bavarian Film Award – Best Production

Greece, Athanasia, Panos Karkanevatos (1)

2008: Thessaloniki Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize

Ireland, 32A, Marian Quinn (2)

2007: Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Director of Photography; Galway Film

Fleadh Best First Feature Award

Italy, The First Assignment, Giorgia Cecere (9)

2011: “Tumbarinu d’Argento” Award (Best Debut Film); Isola del Cinema Festival Best

Screenplay; Bobbio Film Festival Audience Award; Bimbi Belli Festival Best Actress

(Isabella Ragonese); Clorofilla Film Festival Best Actress; NICE – New Italian Cinema

Events Festival City of Florence N.I.C.E. Award, Susan Batson Award; Premio Sonora

Contest Best Soundtrack ; 2012: NICE Russia Festival Best Director

Lithuania, Back to your arms, Kristijonas Vildi?nas (10)

2011: Silver Crane Awards (Lithuania) Best Director, Best Film and 8 other categories

Netherlands, The Dark House, Will Koopman (1)

2009: Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands Golden Film Award

Poland, My name is Ki, Leszek Dawid (1)

2011: Polish Films Festival in Gdynia – Best Actress in a Leading Role (Roma


Portugal, Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl, Manoel de Oliveira (1)

2010: Portugal Golden Globe, Best Actress (Catarina Wallenstein).

Slovenia, Installation of love, Maja Weiss (1)

2008: Jury Prize at the Trieste Film Festival

Spain, Take my eyes, Icar Bollan (39)

2003: Ondas Awards, Film Award (Best Actress and Best Spanish Film); San Sebastin International Film Festival, CEC Award for Best Film, SIGNIS Award – Special Mention, Silver Seashell (Best Actor and Best Actress) 2004: ADIRCAE Awards, Best Director (Icar Bollan) and Best Performance in a Leading Role (Laia Marull); Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Best Actor (Luis Tosar), Best Actress (Laia Marull), Best Director (Icar Bollan), Best Film, Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias), Best Screenplay; Copenhagen International Film Festival, Golden Swan, Best Actor (Luis Tosar); Crteil International Women’s Film Festival, Audience Award (Best Feature Film), Grand Prix; Fotogramas de Plata, Fotogramas de Plata Award, Best Film, Best Movie Actor, Best Movie Actress; Goya Awards, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress; Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival, Mayahuel Award, Best Film; Iberoamerican Short Film Competition, “La Navaja de Buuel” Award; Sant Jordi Awards, Audience Award (Best Spanish Film), Sant Jordi (Best Spanish Actress); Seattle International Film Festival, Golden Space Needle Award (Best Actor); Spanish Actors Union, Award of the Spanish Actors Union (Best Female Lead Performance, Best Male Lead Performance, Best Female Supporting Performance); Turia Awards, Audience Award (Best Spanish Film), Turia Award (Best Actor and Best Actress) 2005: Cartagena Film Festival, Golden India Catalina Best Actor (Luis Tosar)

Sweden, Beyond, Pernilla August (10)

2011: Nordic Council Film Prize 2010: So Paulo International Film Festival, International Jury Award (Best Actress), Special Jury Award (Best Fictional Film); Venice Film Festival, Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award, International Critics’ Week Award; Lbeck Nordic Film Days, NDR Promotion Prize; Hamburg Film Festival, Foreign Press Award; Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Academy Awards), Guldbagge (Best Direction and Best Supporting Actress), Jury Specialbagge (Best Editing)