European Film Award for Best Film

European Film Award
for Best Film
Awarded for Best European Film of the Year
Presented by European Film Academy
First awarded 1988
Currently held by The Great Beauty (2013)
Official website http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/

European Film Award for Best Film has been awarded annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy.

Winners and nominees

1980s

English title Original title Director(s) Country
1988
(1st)
A Short Film About Killing Krótki film o zabijaniu Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland
Goodbye Children Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle France
The Animated Forest El bosque animado José Luis Cuerda Spain
Distant Voices, Still Lives N/A Terence Davies United Kingdom
Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin Wim Wenders West Germany
Jacob Iacob Mircea Daneliuc Romania
Pelle the Conqueror Pelle Erobreren Bille August Denmark
1989
(2nd)
Landscape in the Mist Τοπίο στην ομίχλη Theodoros Angelopoulos Greece
The Midas Touch Eldorádó Géza Bereményi Hungary
Magnus Magnús Þráinn Bertelsson Iceland
Recollections of the Yellow House Recordações da Casa Amarela João César Monteiro Portugal
High Hopes N/A Mike Leigh United Kingdom
Little Vera Ма́ленькая Ве́ра Vasili Pichul Soviet Union

1990s

English title Original title Director(s) Country
1990
(3rd)
Open Doors Porte aperte Gianni Amelio Italy
The Match Factory Girl Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö Aki Kaurismäki Finland
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Paul Rappeneau France
Interrogation Przesłuchanie Ryszard Bugajski Poland
¡Ay Carmela! ¡Ay Carmela! Carlos Saura Spain
The Guardian Angel Skyddsängeln Suzanne Osten Sweden
Mother Мать Gleb Panfilov Soviet Union
1991
(4th)
Riff-Raff Ken Loach United Kingdom
The Voyager Homo Faber Volker Schlöndorff Germany
The Little Gangster Le petit criminel Jacques Doillon France
Toto the Hero Toto le Héros Jaco Van Dormael Belgium
Delicatessen Delicatessen Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet France
Ultra Ultrà Ricky Tognazzi Italy
1992
(5th)
The Stolen Children Il ladro di bambini Gianni Amelio Italy
La Vie de Bohème La Vie de bohème Aki Kaurismäki France
The Lovers on the Bridge Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Leos Carax France
North Nord Xavier Beauvois France
Three Days Trys dienos Šarūnas Bartas Lithuania
The Northerners De Noorderlingen Alex van Warmerdam Netherlands
1993
(6th)
Close to Eden Урга — территория любви Nikita Mikhalkov Russia
Benny's Video Benny's Video Michael Haneke Austria
A Heart in Winter Un cœur en hiver Claude Sautet France
Man Bites Dog C'est arrivé près de chez vous Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Belgium
Orlando N/A Sally Potter United Kingdom
Antonio's Girlfriend La petite amie d'Antonio Manuel Poirier France
1994
(7th)
Lamerica Lamerica Gianni Amelio Italy
In the Name of the Father N/A Jim Sheridan United Kingdom
Three Colours: Blue, Three Colours: White, Three Colors: Red Trois couleurs: Bleu, Trois couleurs: Blanc, Trois couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski Switzerland
Kosh ba kosh Кош ба кош Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Russia
Son of the Shark Le Fils du requin Agnès Merlet France
Woyzeck Woyzeck János Szász Hungary
1995
(8th)
Land and Freedom Ken Loach United Kingdom
Rendez-Vous in Paris Les Rendez-vous de Paris Éric Rohmer France
Ulysses' Gaze Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα Theo Angelopoulos Greece
Butterfly Kiss N/A Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
Deathmaker Der Totmacher Romuald Karmakar Germany
La Haine La Haine Mathieu Kassovitz France
1996
(9th)
Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier Denmark
Kolya Kolja Jan Svěrák Czech Republic
Secrets & Lies N/A Mike Leigh United Kingdom
Lea Lea Ivan Fila Germany
Some Mother's Son N/A Terry George Ireland
1997
(10th)
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo United Kingdom
Captain Conan Capitaine Conan Bertrand Tavernier France
The Fifth Element Le Cinquième Élément Luc Besson France
The Perfect Circle Savršeni krug Ademir Kenović Bosnia and Herzegovina
The English Patient N/A Anthony Minghella United Kingdom
The Thief Вор Pavel Chukhrai Russia
1998
(11th)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Roberto Benigni Italy
The Butcher Boy N/A Neil Jordan Ireland
Live Flesh Carne trémula Pedro Almodóvar Spain
The Celebration Festen Thomas Vinterberg Denmark
The Dreamlife of Angels La Vie rêvée des anges Erick Zonca France
Run Lola Run Lola rennt Tom Tykwer Germany
My Name Is Joe N/A Ken Loach United Kingdom
1999
(12th)
All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Pedro Almodóvar Spain
Show Me Love Fucking Åmål Lukas Moodysson Sweden
Mifune's Last Song Mifunes sidste sang Soren Kragh-Jacobsen Denmark
Moloch Молох Alexander Sokurov Russia
Notting Hill N/A Roger Michell United Kingdom
Rosetta Rosetta Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne Belgium
Sunshine N/A István Szabó Germany
The War Zone N/A Tim Roth United Kingdom

2000s

English title Original title Director(s) Country
2000
(13th)
Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier Denmark
Billy Elliot N/A Stephen Daldry United Kingdom
Chicken Run N/A Peter Lord, Nick Park United Kingdom
Harry, He's Here to Help Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien Dominik Moll France
The Taste of Others Le Goût des autres Agnès Jaoui France
Bread and Tulips Pane e tulipani Silvio Soldini Italy
Faithless Trolösa Liv Ullmann Sweden
2001
(14th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet France
Bridget Jones's Diary N/A Sharon Maguire United Kingdom
The Experiment Das Experiment Oliver Hirschbiegel Germany
Intimacy Intimacy Patrice Chéreau Italy
Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Lone Scherfig Denmark
The Piano Teacher Le Pianiste Michael Haneke France
The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Nanni Moretti France
The Others N/A Alejandro Amenábar Spain
2002
(15th)
Talk to Her Hable con ella Pedro Almodóvar Spain
Bend It Like Beckham N/A Gurinder Chadha United Kingdom
Bloody Sunday N/A Paul Greengrass United Kingdom
8 Women 8 femmes François Ozon France
Lilya 4-ever Lilja 4-ever Lukas Moodysson Sweden
The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä Aki Kaurismäki France
The Magdalene Sisters N/A Peter Mullan United Kingdom
The Pianist N/A Roman Polanski United Kingdom
2003
(16th)
Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker Germany
Dirty Pretty Things N/A Stephen Frears United Kingdom
Dogville N/A Lars von Trier Germany
In This World N/A Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
My Life Without Me Mi vida sin mí Isabel Coixet Canada
Swimming Pool N/A François Ozon United Kingdom
2004
(17th)
Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akın Turkey
A Hole in My Heart Ett hål i mitt hjärta Lukas Moodysson Denmark
Bad Education La mala educación Pedro Almodóvar Spain
The Chorus Les choristes Christophe Barratier Switzerland
The Sea Inside Mar adentro Alejandro Amenábar Italy
Vera Drake N/A Mike Leigh France
2005
(18th)
Hidden Caché Michael Haneke Italy
Brothers Brødre Susanne Bier Norway
Don't Come Knocking N/A Wim Wenders Germany
The Child L'enfant Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne France
My Summer of Love N/A Pawel Pawlikowski United Kingdom
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage Marc Rothemund Germany
2006
(19th)
The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Germany
Breakfast on Pluto N/A Neil Jordan United Kingdom
Grbavica: Esma's Secret Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić Croatia
The Road to Guantanamo N/A Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross United Kingdom
Volver Volver Pedro Almodóvar Spain
The Wind That Shakes the Barley N/A Ken Loach Spain
2007
(20th)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile Cristian Mungiu Romania
The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite Fatih Akın Turkey
The Last King of Scotland N/A Kevin Macdonald United Kingdom
La Vie En Rose La Môme Olivier Dahan United Kingdom
Persepolis Persepolis Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud France
The Queen N/A Stephen Frears Italy
2008
(21st)
Gomorrah Gomorra Matteo Garrone Italy
Il Divo Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino Italy
The Class Entre les murs Laurent Cantet France
Happy-Go-Lucky N/A Mike Leigh United Kingdom
The Orphanage El orfanato Juan Antonio Bayona Spain
Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר Ari Folman Germany
2009
(22nd)
The White Ribbon Das weiße Band Michael Haneke Italy
Fish Tank N/A Andrea Arnold United Kingdom
Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in Tomas Alfredson Sweden
A Prophet Un prophète Jacques Audiard France
The Reader N/A Stephen Daldry Germany
Slumdog Millionaire N/A Danny Boyle United Kingdom

2010s

English title Original title Director(s) Country
2010
(23rd)
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski United Kingdom
Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu Turkey
Of Gods and Men Des hommes et des dieux Xavier Beauvois France
Lebanon לבנון Samuel Maoz France
The Secret in Their Eyes El secreto de sus ojos Juan José Campanella Argentina
Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın Germany
2011
(24th)
Melancholia Lars von Trier Germany
The Artist N/A Michel Hazanavicius France
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne Italy
In a Better World Hævnen Susanne Bier Denmark
The King's Speech N/A Tom Hooper United Kingdom
Le Havre Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki Germany
2012
(25th)
Amour Michael Haneke Germany
Barbara N/A Christian Petzold Germany
The Hunt Jagten Thomas Vinterberg Denmark
The Intouchables Intouchables Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano France
Shame N/A Steve McQueen United Kingdom
Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani Italy
2013
(26th)
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza Paolo Sorrentino France
Blancanieves N/A Pablo Berger Spain
The Broken Circle Breakdown N/A Felix Van Groeningen Belgium
The Best Offer La Migliore Offerta Giuseppe Tornatore Italy
Oh Boy! N/A Jan Ole Gerster Germany
Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Abdellatif Kechiche France
2014
(27th)
Force Majeure Turist Ruben Östlund France
Ida N/A Paweł Pawlikowski Poland
Leviathan Левиафан Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia
Nymphomaniac - Director's Cut N/A Lars von Trier United Kingdom
Winter Sleep Kış Uykusu Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey

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Record holders

Achievement Holder Years
Most wins (by director) Gianni Amelio (3)
Lars von Trier (3)
Michael Haneke (3)
1990, 1992, 1994
1996, 2000, 2011
2005, 2009, 2012
Most wins (by country) Italy (6) 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2008, 2013
Most nominations (by director) Pedro Almodóvar (5)
Michael Haneke (5)
Lars von Trier (5)
1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006
1993, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012
1996, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014
Most nominations (by country) United Kingdom (33) 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

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