05 November, 2009

European Film Awards 2009 Host: German Comedian Anke Engelke

When the 1,400 guests at the 22nd European Film Awards Ceremony take their seats at Bochum's legendary Jahrhunderthalle (Century Hall), a former gas power station of the steel mills, they will be welcomed by German comedy star Anke Engelke, the host of the evening. She is already renowned in the international film world as the regular host of the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival, and joining her on stage with her will be Bauhouse, pioneers of audiovisual arts, with an audio video performance that will mix video, film and music.

The evening's distinguished film guests will also include British director Ken Loach, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and French actress Isabelle Huppert, who will receive the European Film Academy Achievement In World Cinema 2009 Award.

The script for the event has been developed by Nick Roddick, Markus Zimmer and Karsten Dusse. The set has been designed by Jürgen Schmidt-André. The European Film Awards Ceremony is produced by EFA Productions in co-operation with the German public broadcaster ZDF and the European culture channel ARTE. Producer is Marion Döring, Director of the EFA, executive producer is Jürgen Biesinger. The production is directed by Andreas Morell to be broadcast in a total of 44 territories.

The 22nd European Film Awards are presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 'Essen for the Ruhr', the Minister President and the Minister for Federal and European Affairs and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Filmstiftung NRW.

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