European Film Awards 2023 announce nominees

Nov 8, 2023

The European Film Academy revealed the nominees for the main categories of the 36th European Film Awards.

The nominations are announced in an official nomination video in which teenagers from all over Europe, all members of the newly launched European Film Club, present all nominated films and protagonists. The winners will be revealed in the festive award ceremony that takes place on 9 December in Berlin.

These are the 2023 nominees:

European Film:

ANATOMY OF A FALL (ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE) directed by Justine Triet, produced by Marie-Ange Luciani & David Thion (France)
FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET) directed by Aki Kaurismäki, produced by Aki Kaurismäki, Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff & Reinhard Brundig (Finland, Germany)
GREEN BORDER (ZIELONA GRANICA) directed by Agnieszka Holland, produced by Marcin Wierzchosławski, Fred Bernstein & Agnieszka Holland (Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
ME CAPTAIN (IO CAPITANO) directed by Matteo Garrone, produced by Matteo Garrone, Paolo Del Brocco, Ardavan Safaee & Joseph Rouschop (Italy, Belgium)
THE ZONE OF INTEREST directed by Jonathan Glazer, produced by James Wilson & Ewa Puszczyńska (United Kingdom, Poland, USA)

European Documentary:

APOLONIA, APOLONIA directed by Lea Glob (Denmark, Poland)
FOUR DAUGHTERS (LES FILLES D’OLFA) directed by Kaouther Ben Hania (France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia)
MOTHERLAND directed by Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich (Sweden, Ukraine, Norway)
ON THE ADAMANT (SUR L’ADAMANT) directed by Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan)
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (SAVVUSANNA SÕSARAD) directed by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

European Director:

Justine Triet for ANATOMY OF A FALL
Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES
Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER
Matteo Garrone for ME CAPTAIN
Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Actress:

Sandra Hüller in ANATOMY OF A FALL
Alma Pöysti in FALLEN LEAVES
Mia McKenna-Bruce in HOW TO HAVE SEX
Leonie Benesch in THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE

European Actor

Thomas Schubert in AFIRE
Jussi Vatanen in FALLEN LEAVES
Josh O’Connor in LA CHIMERA
Mads Mikkelsen in THE PROMISED LAND
Christian Friedel in THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Screenwriter:

Justine Triet & Arthur Harari for ANATOMY OF A FALL
Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES
Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko & Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER
İlker Çatak & Johannes Duncker for THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI:

This award is presented in co-operation with FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, to a director for the first full-length feature film. A committee composed of FIPRESCI members and experts appointed by the European Film Academy decides upon the six nominated productions.

20,000 SPECIES OF BEES (20.000 ESPECIES DE ABEJAS) directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)
HOW TO HAVE SEX directed by Molly Manning Walker (United Kingdom, Greece)
LA PALISIADA (Ëß ÏÀ˲ѲÀÄÀ) directed by Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine)
SAFE PLACE (SIGURNO MJESTO) directed by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia, Slovenia)
THE QUIET MIGRATION (STILLE LIV) directed by Malene Choi (Denmark)
VINCENT MUST DIE (VINCENT DOIT MOURIR) directed by Stéphan Castang (France, Belgium)

The nominations are based on the votes of 4,600 members of the European Film Academy who have been watching the films included in the annual Academy Selection. Now the Academy members will vote for the winners. These are the details of the awarding procedure.

The annual Academy Selection is based on and reflects the excellent quality of each film. During the selection process the Diversity & Inclusion Standards of the European Film Academy have been taken into consideration.

The European Film Awards honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. The ceremony of the European Film Awards – the most renowned and prestigious award for European film – is presented by the European Film Academy and European Film Academy Productions.

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