European Film Awards: trophies travel with GLS

EFA2012_Copyright_Rene Rossignaud (5)_Helen Mirren News 14/12/2012

In time for the prize-giving ceremony on 1 December GLS delivered the precious silver award trophies to Malta. More transport steps will follow.

The European equivalent of the “Oscars” was awarded to actors, directors, producers and other filmmakers in a total of 17 categories. Four awards were won by “Amour”: Best Film, Best Director (Michael Haneke, Austria), Best Actor and Best Actress (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, France). The European Film Awards event was held for the 25th time this year and was presented for the fourth time in succession by the German actress Anke Engelke. Since April 2012 GLS is sponsoring the Awards as a logistics partner.

Three stages to the destination

About 2,700 members of the European Film Academy (EFA), filmmakers from all over Europe, take part in the selection of the prize winners. As early as September, GLS delivered a DVD package to each of them, with more than 40 nominated film entries.

Punctually on the occasion of the awards ceremony, GLS brought the silver statuettes from the London jeweller Theo Fennell to Valletta on Malta. At this point the figures were not yet engraved, as the names of the winners are only ever announced on the evening of the ceremony.

For this reason, the priceless cargo returned straight back to London after the event. On the evening of the awards the winners returned the statuettes to the GLS stand in the backstage area. Within around three weeks GLS will deliver their trophy to their doorstep – this time personally engraved.

Prizes across Europe

The awards went to artists from over ten countries: To Austria and France (see above), to Italy (director Bernardo Bertolucci, Lifetime Achievement Award), Romania (Tudor Giurgiu, Best Short Film), England (Helen Mirren, European Achievement in World Cinema), Denmark (Tobias Lindholm & Thomas Vinterberg, Best Screenwriter), Spain (Alberto Iglesias, Best Composer), the Netherlands (Boudewijn Koole, European Discovery), the Czech Republic (Tomáš Luňák, Animated Feature Film) and Belgium (HASTA LA VISTA, People’s Choice Award).

GLS will once again support the EFA in 2013 on the three stages of the prize giving ceremony.

Further information can be found on the website of the EFA. In the EFA Media Gallery you will find a video of the delivery of the prizes by GLS, under “Arrival of the Statuettes”: http://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/home