European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year

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European Discovery of the Year
Country  Europe
Presented by European Film Academy
First awarded 1988
Currently held by The Tribe (2014)
Website europeanfilmawards.eu

European Film Award - Prix Eurimages or European Discovery has been awarded annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy. Originally it was called Young European Film of the Year.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
1988 Best Young Film
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Pedro Almodóvar Augustin Almodovár Spain
Days of Eclipse Дни затмения Aleksandr Sokurov ? Soviet Union
It's Happening Tomorrow Domani accadrà Daniele Luchetti Marco Alfieri Italy
Damnation Kárhozat Béla Tarr József Marx Hungary
Pathfinder Ofelaš or Veiviseren Nils Gaup John M. Jacobsen Norway
Reefer and the Model Joe Comerford Lelia Doolan Republic of Ireland
Stormy Monday Mike Figgis Nigel Stafford-Clark United Kingdom United States
1989 Young European Film of the Year
300 Miles to Heaven 300 mil do nieba Maciej Dejczer Prod. Film Unit “TOR“ Poland Denmark France
Cinema Paradiso Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Giuseppe Tornatore Franco Cristaldi, Giovanna Romagnoli Italy France
Mist Sis Zülfü Livaneli Ülker Livaneli Turkey Switzerland
Kuduz Ademir Kenović Bakir Tanović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Scandal Michael Caton-Jones Steve Woolley United Kingdom United States
My Left Foot My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Jim Sheridan Noel Pearson Republic of Ireland United Kingdom
Waller’s Last Walk Wallers letzter Gang Christian Wagner Christian Wagner West Germany

1990s[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
1990 Young European Film of the Year
Henry V Kenneth Branagh Bruce Sharman United Kingdom
The White Dove La Blanca Paloma Juan Minon Eduardo Campoy Spain
On Tour Turnè Gabriele Salvatores Gianni Minervini Italy
Love Without Pity Un monde sans pitié Eric Rochant Alain Rocca France
Lie Still – Die - Revive Замри, умри, воскресни Vitali Kanevsky Lenfilm Studios Leningrad Soviet Union
1991 Young European Film of the Year
Toto the Hero Toto le héros Jaco van Dormael Pierre Drouot, Dany Geys, Iblis Films Bruxelles Belgium France Germany
Delicatessen Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Claudie Ossard France
Ultra Ultrà Ricky Tognazzi Claudio Bonivento Italy
1992 Young European Film of the Year
The Northerners De noorderlingen Alex van Warmerdam Laurens Geels, Dick Maas, First Floor Features Netherlands
Three Days Trys dienos Šarūnas Bartas Audrius Kuprevičius Lithuania
Nord Xavier Beauvois Bernard Verley France
1993 Young European Film of the Year
Orlando Sally Potter Christopher Sheppard United Kingdom France Netherlands Russia Italy
Man Bites Dog C'est arrivé près de chez vous Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Belgium
Antonio's Girlfriend La petite amie d'Antonio Manuel Poirier Jean-Christophe Colson France
1994 Young European Film of the Year
The Son of the Shark Le fils du requin Agnès Merlet Francois Fries France Belgium Luxembourg
Woyzeck János Szász Péter Barbalics, László Sipos Hungary
Kosh ba kosh Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Tajikistan Russia Germany Switzerland Japan
1995 Young European Film of the Year
Hate La haine Mathieu Kassovitz Christophe Rossignon France United States
Butterfly Kiss Michael Winterbottom Julie Baines, Sarah Daniel United Kingdom
The Deathmaker Der Totmacher Romuald Karmakar Christian Granderath, Gebhard Henke, Romuald Karmakar, Thomas Schühly Germany
1996 Young European Film of the Year
Some Mother's Son Terry George Edward Burke, Arthur Lappin, Jim Sheridan Republic of Ireland United States
Lea Ivan Fíla Ivan Fíla, Eliska Sekavova, Herbert Rimbach Czech Republic Germany France
Beautiful Thing Hettie MacDonald Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter United Kingdom
1997 European Discovery of the Year – Fassbinder Award
The Life of Jesus La vie de Jésus Bruno Dumont Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat France
no other nominees
1998 European Discovery – Fassbinder Award 1998
The Celebration Festen Thomas Vinterberg Birgitte Hald, Morten Kaufmann Denmark Sweden
The Dream Life of Angels La vie rêvée des anges Erick Zonca François Marquis France
no other nominees
1999 European Discovery 1999 – Fassbinder Award
The War Zone Tim Roth Sarah Radclyffe, Dixie Linder United Kingdom Italy
no other nominees

2000s[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
2000 European Discovery 2000 – Fassbinder Award
Human Resources Ressources humaines Laurent Cantet Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta France United Kingdom
101 Reykjavík 101 Reikiavik Baltasar Kormákur Michael P. Aust, Baltasar Kormákur, Þorfinnur Ómarsson, Ingvar Þórðarson Iceland Denmark France Norway Germany Finland
Gangster No. 1 Paul McGuigan Jonathan Cavendish, Norma Heyman United Kingdom Germany Republic of Ireland
Kennedy And I Kennedy et moi Sam Karmann Christian Bérard, Edouard Weil France
Northern Skirts Nordrand Barbara Albert Erich Lackner Austria Germany Switzerland
Some Voices Simon Cellan-Jones Damian Jones, Graham Broadbent United Kingdom
Together Tillsammans Lukas Moodysson Lars Jönsson Sweden Denmark Italy
Tuvalu Veit Helmer Vladimir Andreyev Germany Germany
Forget America Vergiss Amerika Vanessa Jopp Katja De Bock, Alena Rimbach, Herbert Rimbach Germany
2001 European Discovery 2001 - Fassbinder Award
Pellet El bola Achero Mañas Francisco Lázaro, José Antonio Félez Spain
alaska.de Esther Gronenborn Dietmar Güntsche, Eberhard Junkersdorf Germany
The Sea That Thinks De zee die denkt Gert de Graaff René Huybrechtse, René Scholten Netherlands
Dog Days Hundstage Ulrich Seidl Philippe Bober, Helmut Grasser Austria
Jalla! Jalla! Josef Fares Anna Anthony Sweden
Dead End Streets Kleistoi dromoi Stavros Ioannou ? Greece
Last Resort Paweł Pawlikowski Ruth Caleb United Kingdom
Lovely Rita Jessica Hausner Barbara Albert Austria Germany
The Chimp Маймыл Aktan Abdykalykov Marc Baschet Kyrgyzstan Russia France Japan
Happy man Szczęśliwy człowiek Małgorzata Szumowska Wojciech Has Poland
2002 European Discovery 2002 - Fassbinder Award
Hukkle György Pálfi András Böhm, Csaba Bereczky Hungary
Two Friends Due amici Spiro Scimone, Francesco Sframeli Andrea Nuzzolo, Francesco Tornatore Italy
Minor Mishaps Annette K. Olesen Ib Tardini Denmark Sweden
Respiro Emanuele Crialese Domenico Procacci, Anne-Dominique Toussaint Italy Germany
No Regrets Nichts bereuen Benjamin Quabeck Michael Schaefer, Stephanie Wagner Germany
Smoking Room Roger Gual, Julio D. Wallovits Adolfo Blanco, Quique Camín Spain
Pleasant Days Szép napok Kornél Mundruczó Philippe Bober, Zsófia Kende, Viktória Petrányi, Kornél Sipos Hungary
The Warrior El guerrero Asif Kapadia F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen United Kingdom Germany France India
Guardian of the Frontier Varuh meje Maja Weiss Ida Weiss Slovenia Germany France
What's Going On? Wesh wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe? Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche ? France
The Kite Zmey Aleksei Muradov Pyotr Chernyayev, Robert Filatov, Aleksei Muradov, Yevgeniya Tirdatova Russia
2003 European Film Academy Discovery 2003 - Prix Fassbinder
The Return Возвращение Andrei Zvyagintsev Yelena Kovalyova, Dmitry Lesnevsky Russia
Fuse Gori vatra Pjer Žalica Ademir Kenović Bosnia and Herzegovina Austria Turkey France
The Hours of the Day Las horas del día Jaime Rosales María José Díez, Ismael Glück Spain
Whatever You Say Mon idole Guillaume Canet Alain Attal France
Reconstruction Christoffer Boe Tine Grew Pfeiffer Denmark
Schultze Gets the Blues Michael Schorr Jens Körner Germany
Young Adam David Mackenzie Jeremy Thomas United Kingdom France
2004 European Film Academy Discovery 2004 – Prix Fassbinder
A Children's Story Certi bambini Antonio Frazzi, Andrea Frazzi Rosario Rinaldo Italy
A Common Thread Brodeuses Éléonore Faucher Alain Benguigui, Bertrand Van Effenterre France
Kroko Sylke Enders Christiane Hartmann, Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner Germany
Or אור / Mon trésor Keren Yedaya Emmanuel Agneray, Jérôme Bleitrach, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir Israel France
A Wonderful Night in Split Ta divna splitska noć Arsen Anton Ostojić Jozo Patljak Croatia
Harvest Time Marina Razbezhkina Tatyana Kanayeva, Natalia Zheltukhina Russia
2005 European Film Academy Discovery 2005 - Prix Fassbinder
Accused Anklaget Jakob Thuesen Thomas Heinesen Denmark
Alice Marco Martins Paulo Branco Portugal
4 Ilya Khrzhanovsky Yelena Yatsura Russia
Stranger Ono Małgorzata Szumowska Karl Baumgartner, Raimond Goebel Poland Germany France
When The Tide Comes In Quand la mer monte... Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte Humbert Balsan, Catherine Burniaux Belgium France
Saimir Francesco Munzi Cristiano Bortone, Daniele Mazzocca Italy
Uno Aksel Hennie Jørgen Storm Rosenberg Norway
2006 European Discovery 2006
13 Tzameti Géla Babluani Géla Babluani Georgia (country) France
Fresh Air Friss levegö Ágnes Kocsis Ferenc Pusztai Hungary
Pingpong Matthias Luthardt Niklas Bäumer, Anke Hartwig Germany
Retrieval Z odzysku Sławomir Fabicki Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł Poland
2007 European Discovery 2007
The Band's Visit ביקור התזמורת Eran Kolirin Ehud Bleiberg, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel, Eylon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad Israel France United States
Control Anton Corbijn Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert, Orian Williams, Iain Canning, Peter Heslop, Tony Wilson, Deborah Curtis United Kingdom United States Australia Japan
A Man’s Fear of God Takva Özer Kiziltan Sevil Demirci, Önder Çakar Turkey Germany
Counterparts Gegenüber Jan Bonny Bettina Brokemper Germany
2008 European Discovery 2008
Hunger Steve McQueen Laura Hastings-Smith, Robin Gutch United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Snow Snijeg Aida Begić Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stoeter Elma Tataragić Bosnia and Herzegovina Germany France Iran
Summer Book Ajami Seyfi Teoman Yamaç Okur, TNadir Operli Turkey
Tulpan Tulpan Sergei Dvortsevoy Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos Kazakhstan Germany Italy Poland Russia Switzerland
2009 European Discovery 2009
Katalin Varga Peter Strickland Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Peter Strickland United Kingdom Romania Hungary
The Other Bank Gagma napiri George Ovashvili George Ovashvili, Sain Gabdullin Georgia (country) Kazakhstan
Ajami Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Mosh Danon, Thanassis Karathanos, Talia Kleinhendler Germany Israel
Be Good Sois sage Juliette Garcias Marianne Slot France Denmark
Autumn Sonbahar Özcan Alper F. Serkan Acar, Kadir Sözen Turkey Germany

2010s[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Producer(s) Country of production Country of co-production
2010 European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
Lebanon לבנון Samuel Maoz Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, David Silber, Uri Sabag, Einat Bickel, Benjamina Mirnik, Illan Girard Israel France Germany Lebanon
Nothing Personal Urszula Antoniak Reinier Selen, Edwin van Meurs Netherlands Republic of Ireland
When We Leave Die Fremde Feo Aladag Feo Aladag, Züli Aladag, Germany
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier Florin Serban Catalin Mitulescu, Florin Serban Romania Germany Sweden
The Double Hour La doppia ora Giuseppe Capotondi Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, Stefano Sardo Italy
2011 European Discovery 2011
Oxygen Adem Hans Van Nuffel Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo Belgium Netherlands
Breathing Atmen Karl Markovics Dieter Pochlatko, Nikolaus Wisiak Austria
Michael Michael Markus Schleinzer Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser Austria
Nothing’s All Bad Smukke mennesker Mikkel Munch-Fals Meta Louise Foldager Stine Meldgaard Madsen Denmark
Tilva Roš Nikola Ležaić Uroš Tomić, Nikola Ležaić, Mina Đukić Serbia
2012 European Discovery 2012 - Prix Fipresci
Kauwboy Boudewijn Koole Jan van der Zanden, Wilant Boekelman Netherlands
Broken Broken Rufus Norris Dixie Linder, Tally Garner, Nick Marston, Bill Kenwright United Kingdom
Reported Missing Die Vermissten Jan Speckenbach Anke Hartwig Germany
Teddy Bear 10 Timer til Paradis Mads Matthiesen Morten Kiems Juhl Denmark
Twilight Portrait Портрет в сумерках Angelina Nikonova Leonid Ogaryov, Angelina Nikonova, Olga Dihovichnaya Russia
2013 European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
Oh Boy! Jan Ole Gerster Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadouh Germany
Eat Sleep Die Äta sova dö Gabriela Pichler China Åhlander Sweden
Call Girl Mikael Marcimain Mimmi Spång Sweden Norway Republic of Ireland Finland
Miele Valeria Golino Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Raphaël Berdugo Italy France
The Plague La Plaga Neus Ballús Pau Subirós Spain
2014 European Discovery 2014 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
The Tribe Племя Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Ukraine
10,000 km Carlos Marques-Marcet Spain
'71 Yann Demange United Kingdom
Party Girl Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis France
Wounded La herida Fernando Franco Spain
2015 European Discovery 2015 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven France GermanyTurkey
Goodnight Mommy Ich seh Ich seh Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala Austria
Limbo Anna Sofie Hartmann Germany Denmark
Slow West John Maclean New Zealand United Kingdom
Summers Downstairs Im Sommer wohnt er unten Tom Sommerlatte Germany France
2016 European Discovery 2016 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Hymyilevä mies Juho Kuosmanen Juho Kuosmanen Finland Germany Sweden
Dogs Câini Bogdan Mirica Marcela Ursu Romania Bulgaria France Qatar
Liebmann Jules Herrmann Jules Herrmann Germany
Sand Storm Sufat Chol Elite Zexer Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg Israel
Thirst Жажда Svetla Tsotsorkova Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nadejda Koseva Bulgaria
2017 European Discovery 2017 - Prix Fipresci (Critics Choice Award)
Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly United Kingdom
Bloody Milk Petit Paysan Hubert Charuel Stéphanie Bermann, Alexis Dulguerian France
Godless Bezbog Ralitza Petrova Rossitsa Valkanova, Eva Jakobsen, Laurence Clerc Bulgaria Denmark France
Summer 1993 Estiu 1993 Carla Simón Valérie Delpierre, Stefan Schmitz, María Zamora Spain
The Eremites Die Einsiedler Ronny Trocker Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler Germany Austria
^[a] Award given as Best Young Film or Young European Film of the Year

Most wins for Best Discovery by country[edit]

Country Awards Nominations Awards (with co-productions) Nominations (with co-productions)
FranceFrance 6 17 11 35
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 5 17 5 20
SpainSpain 2 8 2 8
DenmarkDenmark 2 6 3 10
BelgiumBelgium 2 4 3 5
IsraelIsrael 2 4 2 5
NetherlandsNetherlands 2 4 4 6
GermanyGermany 1 17 4 37
ItalyItaly 1 10 3 14
HungaryHungary 1 5 2 6
Republic of IrelandIreland 1 3 2 7
PolandPoland 1 3 1 4
RussiaRussia 1 3 2 7
Georgia (country)Georgia 1 2 1 2
FinlandFinland 1 1 1 2
UkraineUkraine 1 1 1 1
AustriaAustria 0 4 1 8
SwedenSweden 0 4 1 8
TurkeyTurkey 0 4 1 6
Soviet UnionSoviet Union 0 3 0 3
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina 0 2 0 2
RomaniaRomania 0 2 1 3
NorwayNorway 0 1 0 2
KazakhstanKazahstan 0 1 0 2
BulgariaBulgaria 0 1 0 2
CroatiaCroatia 0 1 0 1
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 0 1 0 1
GreeceGreece 0 1 0 1
IcelandIceland 0 1 0 1
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 0 1 0 1
New ZealandNew Zealand 0 1 0 1
PortugalPortugal 0 1 0 1
SerbiaSerbia 0 1 0 1
SloveniaSlovenia 0 1 0 1
TajikistanTajikistan 0 1 0 1
Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaYugoslavia 0 1 0 1
United StatesUnited States 0 0 3 6
LuxembourgIceland 0 0 1 1
LebanonLebanon 0 0 1 1
SwitzerlandSwitzerland 0 0 0 4
JapanJapan 0 0 0 3
AustraliaAustralia 0 0 0 1
IndiaIndia 0 0 0 1
IranIran 0 0 0 1
QatarQatar 0 0 0 1

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