The European film industry has been impacted for two years by the pandemic, but it has been able to resist and organize itself thanks to its production methods and its great diversity. British, Danish, Bosnian, French and Romanian films have won numerous international prizes and shone on big and smaller screens.
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg was the big winner of the 2020 European Film Awards with Another Round – and it also won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film in early 2021, bringing in a top honour for European cinema.
February’s Berlinale was held in hybrid conditions caused by covid, with a jury of Golden Bear award-winning European directors.
Romanian Radu Jude got the top prize for Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn – a somewhat crazy pandemic era comedy… which was a co-production bringing together four European countries.
Europe Creative was present in Cannes in July, reminding the industry of the importance of the Commission’s support for European co-productions. See more at Euronews. By Frédéric Ponsard