The team behind The Square celebrate their win at EFA 2017

The Square takes home top prizes at the European Film Awards

MEDIA-supported films scooped the main prizes at the 30th European Film Awards on Saturday 9 December.

The world’s first fully painted animated feature, Loving Vincent, was awarded the European Animated Feature Film prize. The UK-Polish co-production was supported by Creative Europe at the early stage of its development in 2011, as well as at the distribution stage.

Ruben Östlund’s The Square was the big winner of the evening, however, taking home six awards for best European film, best European comedy, best director and screenwriter for Östlund, best actor for Claes Bang and best production designer for Josefin Asberg. The social satire had its premiere at Cannes this year, where it won the Palme d'Or for best film. It also recently received MEDIA funding to support its release in 30 countries.  

Other MEDIA-supported films to win awards were:

The People’s Choice Award went to Maria Shrader’s Stefan Zweig – Farewell to Europe, which was also supported by the MEDIA programme.

Find out more about the winners on the European Film Awards website.  

Image credit: The team behind Ruben Östlund’s The Square celebrate on stage at the European Film Awards in Berlin.