EFA announces first six winners

EFA announces first six winners

The European Film Academy announces the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s 28th European Film Awards. A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Selection list and the additional film entries, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design. The European Film Academy congratulates the following awards recipients:

“The photography in GOODNIGHT MOMMY is extremely consistent and suggestive. Every frame is created in the atmosphere of the film and strengthens its dramaturgy. These pictures are testimony to the huge visual sensitivity of the cinematographer. They are an excellent example of the use of composition and light and offer a new, very modern understanding of the art of cinematography.”

European Cinematographer 2015 – Prix Carlo di Palma:

Martin Gschlacht

for GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Ich Seh Ich Seh)


“The editing of  BODY/CIAŁO is an outstanding example of playful precision. Underpinned by shining humour, the montage uses cinematography’s many-faceted imagery to create space for each character, for each character’s dignity, the deceased and the viewer. Jacek Drosio allows us to linger, steps up the beat where needed and shifts perspectives to compose a splendid narration that brings all pain and longing together in a good laugh.”

European Editor 2015:

Jacek Drosio

for BODY (Ciało)


“The design follows and supports the drama  in a beautiful, funny and artistic way, mixing the real and  the surreal with a lot of ironic fantasy:”

European Production Designer 2015:

Sylvie Olivé        

for THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Le Tout nouveau testament)


“Using colour and shape in a wonderful way to paint each frame of the film, the costume design helps to realise the director’s vision. Every single item the actors wear has its own recognisable story.”

European Costume Designer 2015:

Sarah Blenkinsop


UK/Ireland/Greece/France/the Netherlands

“For a very brave and daring approach to film scoring, with all the right elements of musical craftsmanship and visual understanding:”

European Composer 2015:

Cat’s Eyes



“The Sound Design for ARABIAN NIGHTS possesses a strong identity, combining documentary and fiction styles. Each sound sequence develops an original point of view closely matching the narration. The result is brilliant poetry, full of life and boldness.”

European Sound Designer 2015:

Vasco Pimentel & Miguel Martins

for ARABIAN NIGHTS – VOL. I-III              

(As Mil e uma noites – Vol. I-III)



The members of the jury were:

Anna Asp, production designer, Sweden

Daniela Ciancio, costume designer, Italy

Mathieu Cox, sound designer, Belgium

Uberto Pasolini, director/producer, UK

Adam Sikora, cinematographer, Poland

Kjartan Sveinsson, composer, Iceland

Monika Willi, editor, Austria

The nominations in the categories European Film, Comedy, Director, Screenwriter, Actress and Actor will be announced on 7 November at the Seville European Film Festival.

The members of the European Film Academy, more than 3,000 European film professionals, will then vote for the winners and all awards recipients will receive their EFA Statuette during the 28th European Film Awards Ceremony. Taking place at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin on Saturday, 12 December, the event will be streamed live on www.europeanfilmawards.eu

Author: Editor

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