The 34th European Film Awards honored Jasmila Žbanić for “Aida’s Voice”, as well as several other European film directors. Discover the full list of winners.
European filmmakers in the spotlight at the 34th European Film Awards. The 4,200 voters of the European Film Academy awarded the three major prizes of the year to three female directors: the British Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman (European Discovery), the Norwegian Yngvild Sve Flikke for Ninjababy (European Comedy) and the Bosnian Jasmila Žbanić for Aida’s Voice (Best European Film).
Already in the running for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film last April, Jasmila Žbanić also received the trophy for European achievement, while its actress Jasna Đuričić was also crowned for her feverish performance in this powerful drama, which traces the fateful day of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11, 1995, through the last hours of ‘a family. Praised by the press and spectators, Aida’s voice was released on our screens on September 22.
We should also mention the presence of a few French people, notably Florian Zeller for the screenplay of The Father, Crystel Fournier for the photography of Great Freedom or the team in charge of hairstyles, make-up and special effects from Titane. It should also be noted that two honorary prizes were awarded to female directors: Márta Mészáros (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Susanne Bier (European Achievement in World Cinema Award).
The winners of the European Film Awards 2021
Best European Film
Promising Young Woman
European animated film
European short film
My Uncle Tudor
Jasmila Žbanić – Aida’s voice
Jasna Đuričić – Aida’s voice
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – The Father
Crystel Fournier – Great Freedom
Moukharam Kabulova – The Loose Fists
Márton Ágh – Natural Light
Michael O’Connor – Ammonite
European Hairdressing & Makeup
Flore Masson, Olivier Afonso & Antoine Mancini – Titanium
Nils Petter Molvær & Peter Brötzmann – Great Freedom
Gisle Tveito & Gustaf Berger – The Innocents
European visual effects
Peter Hjorth & Fredrik Nord – Lamb
Lifetime Achievement Award
European Achievement in World Cinema Award
Eurimages Co-production Award
EFA Prize for Innovative Storytelling
Steve McQueen – Small Ax