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19 November 2019 à 14:09

French films pick up a string of awards at the Seville European Film Festival

French productions took the lion's share of prizes at the closing ceremony of the 16th Seville European Film Festival, held on November 16.

The festival's Grand Prize, Grand Jury Prize, and the awards for Best Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, among others, all went to French productions and coproductions at this year's festival, reflecting French cinema's strong position at this event that, as indicated by its title, takes pride in its European identity.

The award-winning majority-French productions are The Bears' Famous Invasion by Lorenzo Mattotti, which earned a Special Mention from the Jury and the Europa Junior Prize, while Nadav Lapid was voted Best Director for Synonyms, School Life won the Best Film Award in the Cinephiles of the Future section, and Sibyl was honored with the Asecan Award for Best Film.

In addition, Jeanne Balibar received the City of Seville Prize, an honorary award that celebrates the actress' contribution to the movie industry. Balibar was in attendance at the closing ceremony, and in her acceptance speech expressed her delight at being presented this award opposite a site which is now the seat of the University of Seville and was formerly Seville's famous tobacco factory where Carmen de Bizet worked.

All award-winning French films

The complete awards list can be found here.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 02 December 2019 à 14:09 CET

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Seville European Film Festival - 2019

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : European films