Winner of the European Film Awards 2021: ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ and ‘Flee’ Sweep

The Bosnian dramatic and animated documentary has won big at Europe’s most prestigious film awards event.

The European Film Awards, Europe’s biggest awards celebration, has revealed the big winners in a mostly virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 11. The night was originally scheduled for a live event. , but concerns about the Omicron variant have driven festivals online. The powerful Bosnian wartime drama “Quo Vadis, Aida?” took home the top prize for Best Picture, with director Jasmila Žbanić and lead actress Jasna Đuričić also winning Best Director and Actress respectively. “Escape,” by Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen, also won in two categories – Documentary and Animated Feature.

The award ceremony was hosted by German actress Annabelle Mandeng. The combined event saw nominees, presenters, and winners participate in a variety of live, virtual, and pre-recorded formats.

“Quo Vadis, Aida” tells the story of the Srebrenica genocide, in which the Serbian army sent 8,372 Bosniak men and boys to their deaths in July 1995. The powerful story told through the eyes of Aida, a session The UN translator is trying to take advantage of her position to ensure her husband’s safety. and two grown sons. The film was selected as the official Bosnian entry during last year’s Academy Awards, but had no nominations.

European Movies
Quo Vadis, Aida ?, dir: Jasmila Žbanić

European documentaries
Runaway, dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

European actress
Jasna Đuričić – Quo Vadis, Aida?

Eurimages . Co-Produce Award
Maria Ekerhovd

Director of Europe
Jasmila Žbanić – Quo Vadis, Aida?

Exploring Europe – Prix Fipresci
Promising young woman, dir: Emerald Fennell

European cartoons
Runaway, dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

European screenwriter
Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – The Father

European Short Film
My Uncle Tudor, dir: Olga Lucovnicova

European actors
Anthony Hopkins – The Father

European Comedy
Ninjababy, dir: Yngvild Sve Flikke

Previously announced

Filming Europe
Crystel Fournier – Great freedom

Editing Europe
Mukharam Kabulova – Picking up fists

European Manufacturing Design
Marton Agh – Natural light

European Costume Design
Michael O’Connor – Amoni

European Makeup & Hairstyling
Flore Masson, Olivier Alfonso, Antoine Mancini – Titane

European Origin
Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brotz-Mann – The Great Freedom

European sound
Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger – The Innocents

Europe Visual Effects
Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord – Lamb

Lifetime Achievement in Europe
Marta Meszaros

European Achievement in World Cinema
Susanne Bier

European University Film Award
Runaway, dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

EFA for Creative Storytelling
Steve McQueen – Little Ax

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