This year’s European Film Awards will be streamed live from Reykjavik: Saturday, 10 December, 19.45 CET (21.45 Turkish time) and Istanbul Film Festival will be among an international network of streaming and broadcasting partners hosting the awards ceremony live on its website. Celebrating the nominees and winners of the various categories of the 2022 European Film Awards given by the European Film Academy, which now unites 4,400 European film professionals. The live streaming will begin at 22.15 (Turkish time) and will last approximately three hours.

The academy's CEO is Matthijs Wouter Knol, who was on the jury of the 2019 Istanbul Film Festival's International Competition, and the President is Agnieszka Holland.

The ceremony honours the achievements of European cinema in the main categories (Film, Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Short, Discovery, Director, Actress, Actor, Screenwriter) and welcomes special guests and representatives of the European Film Academy, such as the current President Agnieszka Holland and board members Mike Downey, Nina Hoss, Baltasar Kormakur and many more.

This year’s award European Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Margarethe von Trotta; Palestinian director Elia Suleiman will be awarded the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

The complete list of nominees can be found on the academy’s official website ( ) and includes many European productions screened at the Istanbul Film Festival, Filmekimi, or İKSV Galas.

European Film: Alcarràs / Carla Simón, Close / Lukas Dhont, Corsage / Marie Kreutzer, Holy Spider / Kutsal Örümcek / Ali Abbasi
European Comedy: La fracture / The Divide / Catherine Corsini, El buen patron / The Good Boss / Fernando León De Aranoa
European Discovery / FIPRESCI Prize: Sonne (Kurdwin Ayub)
European Director: Lukas Dhont (Close), Marie Kreutzer (Corsage), Jerzy Skolimowski (EO), Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider)
European actress: Vicky Krieps (Corsage), Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Holy Spider), Léa Seydoux (Un beau matin / One Fine Morning), Penélope Cruz (Madres paralelas / Parallel Mothers), Meltem Kaptan (Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush)
European Actor: Paul Mescal (Aftersun), Eden Dambrine (Close), Elliott Crosset Hove (Godland)
European Screenwriter: Carla Simón & Arnau Vilaró (Alcarràs), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Lukas Dhont & Angelo Tijssens (Close), Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami (Holy Spider)