European Film Academy announces winners of Craft Excellence Awards

European Film Academy announces winners of Craft Excellence Awards

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The European Film Academy has announced the eight winners of the Excellence Awards in the arts and crafts categories. They will receive their awards at the European Film Awards on December 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The best European cinematography went to Kate McCullough for ‘The Quiet Girl’, an Irish drama directed by Colm Bairéad that played at several festivals, including the Berlinale where it won the Generation K-Plus jury award.

European editing was awarded to Özcan Vardar & Eytan İpeker for ‘Burning Days’ by Emin Alper, a politically minded Turkish film that had its world premiere in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.

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‘Belfast’, a coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, won two awards for European Production Design for Jim Clay and European Costume Design for Charlotte Walter. The film previously won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year.

European Make-up and Hair was awarded to Heike Merker for ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, Edward Berger’s WWI drama which also won for European Visual Effects for Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller and Markus Frank.

European original score was given to Paweł Mykietyn for Jerzy Skolimowski’s Cannes jury prize winning film “EO”, while European sound was won by Simone Paolo Olivero, Paolo Benvenuti, Benni Atria, Marco Saitta, Ansgar Frerich and Florian Holzner for ‘The Hole’.

The Excellence Awards were chosen by a special eight-person jury representing various arts and crafts, including Henrich Borarós (Production Designer, Czech Republic), Pascal Capitolin (Sound Designer, France), Jaime Cebrian (VFX Supervisor, Spain), Charlotte Chang (Makeup Artist, Germany ), Christina Georgiou (composer, Cyprus), Magdalena Labuz (costume designer, Luxembourg), Sarah McTeigue (editor, Ireland/Italy) and Nathalie Pitters (cameraman, UK).

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