European University Film Award

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European Film Award
University Award
Awarded forUniversity Award
Country Europe
Presented byEuropean Film Academy, Filmfest Hamburg
First awarded2016
Currently held bySaudi Runaway

The European University Film Award is one of the awards presented by the European Film Academy, it was first awarded at the 29th European Film Awards in 2016 and is presented and voted by European university students.


The award was inspired by a model in Québec, the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois (PCCQ) and was launched by Filmfest Hamburg and the European Film Academy (EFA) in 2016 as the European University Film Award (EUFA). The creation of this initiative was 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".

For the first edition of the award 13 universities from 13 different European countries participated, the number has increased throughout the years with 20 participants in 2017, 22 in 2018 and 24 in 2019. For the 33rd European Film Awards, the paticipants were from 25 universities from 25 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.


The following universities participated in the 5th EUFA edition:

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year English title Director(s) Country Language
I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach United Kingdom France English
Graduation Cristian Mungiu Romania France Belgium Romanian
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Juho Kuosmanen Finland Germany Sweden Finnish, English
Fire at Sea Gianfranco Rosi Italy France Italian
Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Germany Austria German, English, Romanian
Heartstone Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson Iceland Denmark Icelandic
Home Fien Troch Belgium Flemish, Dutch
Loveless Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia Belgium Germany France Russian
The Other Side of Hope Aki Kaurismäki Finland Germany Finnish, English, Arabic
The War Show Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon Denmark Syria Finland Arabic
Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher Italy Germany France Switzerland Italian
Foxtrot Samuel Maoz Israel Germany France Switzerland Hebrew
Styx Wolfgang Fischer Germany Austria German
Tarzan's Testicles Alexandru Solomon Romania France Russian
Utøya: July 22 Erik Poppe Norway Norwegian
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Céline Sciamma France French
And Then We Danced Levan Akin Sweden Georgia (country) Georgian
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija Teona Stugar Mitevska North Macedonia Belgium Slovenia France Croatia Macedonian
Piranhas Claudio Giovannesi Italy Italian, Neapolitan
System Crasher Nora Fingscheidt Germany German


Year English title Director(s) Country Language
Saudi Runaway Susanne Regina Meures Switzerland TBA
Another Round Thomas Vinteberg Denmark Danish
Berlin Alexanderplatz Burhan Qurbani Germany German, English
Corpus Christi Jan Komasa Poland Polish
Slalom Charlène Favier France French


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  2. ^ "Five Films Nominated for European University Film Award (EUFA)". 2020-09-29.

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