The venue for this year’s Silver Jubilee edition of the awards ceremony, traditionally opened by the President of the European Film Academy Wim Wenders, is the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Malta, a spectacular venue built on Valetta’s waterfront in 1574.

The winners of the European Film Awards in 17 categories will be announced by EFA Ambassadors (famous directors, actors and actresses from all over Europe, like Mads Mikkelsen, Danis Tanov etc.. Helen Mirren will be honoured with the European Achievement in World Cinema award, Bernardo Bertolucci will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nearly all the nominated films are supported by the MEDIA programme.

BEST FILM

Love (Austria, France, Germany)- MEDIA
Barbara (Germany)- MEDIA
Caesar Must Die (Italy)- MEDIA
The Hunt (Denmark)- MEDIA
The Intouchables (France)- MEDIA
Shame (United Kingdom)- MEDIA

BEST DIRECTOR

Steve McQueen (Shame)- MEDIA
Nuri Bilge Ceilan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)-
Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani (Caesar Must Die)- MEDIA
Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt)- MEDIA
Michael Haneke (Love)- MEDIA

BEST ACTOR

Omar Sy and François Cluzet (The Intouchables)- MEDIA
Michael Fassbender (Shame)-
Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)- MEDIA
Gary Oldman (The Mole)- MEDIA
Michael Haneke (Love)- MEDIA

BEST ACTRESS

Kate Winslet (Carnage) -- MEDIA
Emile Dequenne (Our Children) -- MEDIA
Nina Hoss (Barbara) -- MEDIA
Emmanuelle Riva (Love)- MEDIA
Margarethe Tiesel (Paradise: Love)- MEDIA

BEST SCREENPLAY

Love- MEDIA
The Hunt- MEDIA
Beyond the Hills- MEDIA
The Intouchables- MEDIA
Carnage- MEDIA

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Cyrille Auffort and Gabriel Yared (A Royal Affair)- MEDIA
Françouis Couturier (Shun Li and the Poet )-
George Fenton (The Angel's Share )-
Alberto Iglesias (The Mole)- MEDIA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Mole- MEDIA
Shame- MEDIA
Faust-
Love- MEDIA
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia-

BEST EDITING

The Hunt- MEDIA
Caesar Must Die- MEDIA
Shame- MEDIA

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Faust-
The Mole- MEDIA
A Royal Affair- MEDIA

BEST ANIMATION FILM

Wrinkles by Ignacio Ferreras (Spain)-
The Pirates! by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt (UK)-
Alois Nebel by Tomáลก Lunák (Czech Republic)- MEDIA

DISCOVERY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FILM

Teddy Bear (Denmark)- MEDIA
Broken (United Kingdom)-
Kauwboy (Netherlands)- MEDIA
Twilight Portrait (Russia)-
Reported Missing (Germany)-

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Hiver nomade [trailer] (Switzerland)-
London, the Modern Babylon (United Kingdom)-
Le thé ou l'électricité (Belgium, France, Morocco)- MEDIA

EFA European Film Awards: event website