On Saturday, seven films supported by the EU won 15 prizes at the European Film Awards 2019 in Berlin. The big winner of the evening was “The Favourite”, with eight prizes, including best European film, best director and best actress.

photo of the winners on stage

The other winners were “Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas”, “The portrait of a lady on fire”, “Les Misérables”, “Babylon Berlin”, “Cold war” and “Pain and Glory”, which won prizes in most of the categories, notably best actor, best screenplay, people's choice and production design. 

Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said:

I am very proud that films directly supported by the EU were this weekend part of the distinguished winners of the European Film Awards. This reinforces our belief that a strong audiovisual sector, which we can achieve through the Creative Europe's MEDIA programme, contributes to our goal of strengthening European culture and diversity, as well as our common values of media freedom and pluralism.

The European Film Awards honour the greatest achievements of the European cinema and are split into 23 categories. The Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, designed to support European film and other audiovisual industries, provides funding for the development, promotion and distribution of European works within Europe and beyond.