QUO VADIS, AIDA? won Best European Film at the 2021 European Films Awards on Saturday 11th December. Jasmila Žbanić also won Best Director for the film while Jasna Đuričić won Best Actress for her role as a UN interpreter trying to save her Muslim family from being ethnically cleansed by Bosnian-Serb paramilitaries.
QUO VADIS, AIDA? was supported by MEDIA as was THE FATHER which won a Best Actor Award for Anthony Hopkins and Best Screenwriter for Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton.
Other MEDIA films that garnered awards include FLEE which won Best Animated Feature and LAMB for Best Visual Effects. Best Make-up and Hair, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design went to TITANE by Julia Ducournau, AMMONITE by Francis Lee and NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy respectively.
The award for European Lifetime Achievement went to Hungarian film-maker, Márta Mészáros who said, 'Thank you so much. I wasn't fashionable in Hungary when I was young. But people slowly got used to a woman making film.'
Also announced on the night were the shortlisted for the 2022 LUX Audience Award - FLEE; GREAT FREEDOM; and QUO VADIS, AIDA? The public can vote now until 25th May 2022 with a chance to win a trip to attend the LUX Audience Award Ceremony on 8th June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
European Film Awards 2021
- Best Film Quo Vadis, Aida?
- Best Comedy Ninja Baby
- European Discovery (Prix Fipresci) Promising Young Woman
- Best Documentary Flee
- Best Animated Feature Flee
- Best Director Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
- Best Actress Jasna Đuričić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
- Best Actor Anthony Hopkins, The Father
- Best Screenwriter Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, The Father
- Best Cinematography Great Freedom
- Best Editing Unclenching the Fists
- Best Production Design Natural Light
- Best Costume Design Ammonite
- Best Hair & Makeup Titane
- Best Original Score Great Freedom
- Best Sound The Innocents
- Best Visual Effects Lamb
- EFA Lifetime Achievement Award Márta Mészáros
- European Achievement in World Cinema Susanne Bier
- European Innovative Storytelling Steve McQueen
- European co-production award (Prix Eurimages) Maria Ekerhovd
- European Young Audience Award The Crossing
- European University Film Award Flee
- Best Short Film My Uncle Tudor