23 November, 2010

German Comedian and Estonian Actor to Host Awards Ceremony

The 23rd European Film Awards ceremony will be hosted by German comedian Anke Engelke and Estonian actor Märt Avandi.

When the 1,400 guests take their seats for the 23rd European Film Awards at Tallinn's modern Nokia Concert Hall, they will be welcomed by German comedy star Anke Engelke and up-and-coming Estonian actor Märt Avandi. Last year's EFA host Anke Engelke has been producing and acting in her popular comedy show Ladykracher for almost ten years. Joining her on stage is Märt Avandi, a young Estonian actor, known for his comedy acts both in films and on stage, and as one half of a popular parody-duo hosting different television and live-shows.

Among the evening’s distinguished film guests will be Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, recipient of the EFA Lifetime Achievement Award. Another honorary award, the Eurpoean Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema 2010, will be presented to composer Gabriel Yared who will also be in Tallinn for a special film music concert with the Brussels Philharmonic.

Watch the 23rd European Film Awards on 4 December at

The European Film Awards 2010 are presented by the European Film Academy e.V. and EFA Productions gGmbH with the support of European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011, Estonian Ministry of Culture, the City of Tallinn, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Public Broadcasting, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and BDG.

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