EFA Night 2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award for Pedro Almodóvar
EFA Night 2013 - Highlights (by Cineuropa)
A true Spanish fiesta saw Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Cámara, Rossy de Palma, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Blanca Suárez, Paz Vega and Leonor Watling gather onstage for a special tribute to Pedro Almodóvar, recipient of the award European Achievement in World Cinema.
The films nominated in the category ‘European Film’ were introduced by the following patrons: Adèle Exarchopoulos (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR), Iaia Forte (THE GREAT BEAUTY), Johan Heldenbergh (THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN), Sylvia Hoeks (THE BEST OFFER), Friederike Kempter (OH BOY) and Angela Molina (BLANCANIEVES).
The ceremony also included the members of the jury for the crafts awards Tuomas Kantelinen (composer, Finland), Francesco Ranieri Martinotti (director/producer, Italy), Karel Och (festival organiser Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic), Simón de Santiago Aréizaga (producer, Spain), Hervé Schneid (editor, France), Marek Septimus Wieser (cinematographer, Sweden) and Jasmila Žbaniĉ (director, Bosnia & Herzegovina).
Carice van Houten performed live with her band and Hans Nieswandt provided the acoustic backdrop for the evening. Together with Eric D. Clark, with whom he made the unforgettable no. 1 hit “From: Disco To Disco”, he also got the dance-floor packed at the party while DJ TripleGym filled the lounge with music.
Among the guests were also the German actors and actresses Hannelore Elsner, Hanna Herzsprung, Ulrich Matthes, Katja Riemann and Maria Schrader, as well as the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, and the recipients of the honorary awards Catherine Deneuve and Pedro Almodóvar.
The script was written by Maria von Heland and Roland Slawik, German art director Bode Brodmüller designed the set. The European Film Awards are produced by EFA Director Marion Döring and Jürgen Biesinger (executive producer).