Ursula von der Leyen

Source: EFA, photo credit Etienne Ansotte

Ursula von der Leyen

The European Film Awards is to present Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, with its newly introduced European Sustainability Award – Prix Film4Climate 2022 on behalf of the European Commission.

The European Film Academy (EFA) said the award is given to the “ambitious and revolutionary” European Green Deal programme that was launched by the Commission under von der Leyen’s presidency.

The European Sustainability Award – Prix Film4Climate aims to award a European institution, company, or film for an “outstanding European contribution to sustainability in film”.

The initiative is a partnership between the European Film Academy and the World Bank Group’s programme for creative communications and climate action, Connect4Climate. Its Film4Climate works with filmmakers, producers and organizations to champion climate and environmental action in the film industry through both content and production.

The winner will receive a native tree from the country hosting the European Film Awards ceremony, that will be planted locally after the Award ceremony.

The European Film Awards take place on December 10 in Reykjavík.