In a new addition to their awards procedure, European Film Awards have announced six juried winners for their 2013 awards ahead of the December 7th event in Berlin. Winners in the cinematography, editing, design, costumes, music and sound categories were all decided through a seven-member jury instead of being announced at the ceremony itself. The change in process follows a decision of the European Film Academy Board to “draw more attention to the awards recipients in these categories.”
The winners are, with reasoning as noted by the jury:
European Cinematographer 2013 – Prix Carlo di Palma:
for LEMALE ET HA’HALAL (Fill the Void)
… for his intuitive camerawork, both realistic and poetic, studying the characters with tenderness in an environment unknown to most of us – by sensitively lighting them he provides us with deep insight into their psychology and emotions.
European Editor 2013:
for LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (The Great Beauty)
… for an editing which continuously stimulates the senses and creates a weave of endless meanings in the storytelling.
European Production Designer 2013:
for ANNA KARENINA
… for a production design that acts as if it were a character itself – dramaturgically integrated and contributing essentially to the film’s story and style.
European Costume Designer 2013:
… for a costume design combining meticulous research of Spanish tradition and craft with the freedom of a gothic fairy tale.
European Composer 2013:
for THE BEST OFFER
… for proving once again his extraordinary capacity of always renewing his style while remaining faithful to the style of the director and the film – a universal composer, indeed, and a true master.
European Sound Designer 2013:
Matz Müller & Erik Mischijew
for PARADIES: GLAUBE (Paradise: Faith)
… for creating a sound design, pure and radical – like a music score that transforms every day sound into a composition.
The members of the jury were:
Tuomas Kantelinen, composer, Finland
Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, director/producer, Italy
Karel Och, festival programmer, Czech Republic
Simón de Santiago Aréizaga, producer, Spain
Hervé Schneid, editor, France
Marek Septimus Wieser, cinematographer, Sweden
Jasmila Zbanic, director, Bosnia & Herzegovina