German comedy star Anke Engelke will host the 22nd European Film Awards on December 12. Actors from the continent expected at the ceremony, taking place in Bochum, Germany include Victoria Abril (Spain), Caterina Murino (Italy), Johanna ter Steege (the Netherlands), and Maria Valverde (Spain), as well as Detlev Buck (Germany), Jesper Christensen (Denmark), Sir Ben Kingsley (UK), Maciej Stuhr (Poland), and Anatole Taubman (Switzerland).
Joining them will be documentary director Nino Kirtadze (France/Georgia), actor/director Aksel Hennie (Norway) who was part of the European Film Promotion’s SHOOTING STARS program in 2004, and director/actor Branko Djuric (Bosnia & Herzegovina).
The list of presenters is completed by Dr. Gottfried Langenstein, President of ARTE, Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Information, Society and Media, and EFA President Wim Wenders. [Brian Brooks]