About EUFA

Inspired by a successfully and passionately run model in Québec, the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois (PCCQ), Filmfest Hamburg and the European Film Academy (EFA) launched in 2016 the European University Film Award (EUFA) - presented and voted by European university students. The aim of this initiative is to involve a younger audience, to spread the "European idea" and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students. It shall also support film dissemination, film education and the culture of debating. In 2019 it became an official category of the European Film Awards.
Since its First Edition in 2016 the number of participating countries grew constantly, starting from 13 universities from 13 different European countries in the first year and now seeing 25 universities from 25 countries in 2020: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Based on the selection for the European Film Award 2020 five films from five European countries will be nominated for the 5th European University Film Award and be announced on September 29. These five films will be viewed and discussed in the respective university classes and each institution selects its favourite film. One student representative for each of the 25 universities will participate in a a three-day deliberation meeting in December 2020. During those three days the students will discuss all films together, exchange arguments and vote for the winner. Due to the COVID-19 situation and restrictions in Europe this deliberation meeting will be held digital.The winner will then be announced on 10 December, and be presented during this year's European Film Awards Ceremony on 12 December. The 5th European University Film Award is funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media.

In times of growing nationalism in Europe and elsewhere we had the idea to look for a common element to foster a European understanding, to search for a common European identity defined by culture, especially by film.


Based on the lists of 38 feature films and 13 documentaries from the European Film Award Selections 2020 five films are nominated for the 5th EUFA
Discuss Film! Live Europe! The 4th EUFA brought 25 countries together to discuss and debate European Cinema
After a strong and passionate debate held by 24 students from 24 European countries in Hamburg the French film is the winner of the 4th EUFA.


Nominated Films 2020

Based on the lists of 38 feature films and 13 documentaries from the European Film Award Selections 2020, five films were nominated for the 5th European University Film Award.


There's a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world …

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As Francis gets washed up on the shores of Southern Europe, he swears an oath to God: From now on he wants to be a new, a better, a decent man. Soon …

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CORPUS CHRISTI is the story of 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a youth detention centre. He wants to …

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Muna is a fearless, young woman from Saudi Arabia. Her arranged marriage is imminent and a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Tired …

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15 year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps, has been accepted to a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional …

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