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HEARTSTONE nominated for European University Film Award – has won a total of 38 international awards

Heartstone, the multi-award winning debut feature from writer/director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, is one of five films nominated for this year‘s European University Film Award (EUFA). EUFA was launched by the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois (PCCQ), Filmfest Hamburg and the European Film Academy (EFA) in 2016 and will be handed out in the framework of the European Film Awards in Berlin on December 9.

The nomination entails screenings and discussions in 21 universities across Europe where the five films will be viewed and discussed in the respective university classes, with each institution selecting its favourite film. Last year, Ken Loach‘s multi-award winning I, Daniel Blake, won the first ever EUFA award.

Heartstone is one of 51 films recommended for nomination for this year‘s European Film Awards. These same 51 films were eligible for this year‘s EUFA. The nominations for the European Film Awards will be announced on November 4 at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.

38 international awards

Heartstone‘s strong festival run has seen the film win a multitude of international awards, with the 38th coming at the recently concluded Filmfestival Münster, where Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson picked up the Best Director award in the festival‘s European Feature Film Competition.