'Hidden Away' Wins European Film Awards for Cinematography, Costume Design

HIDDEN AWAY  Still 1 - Berlin International Film Festival - H 2020
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'Platform,' 'Berlin Alexanderplatz,' 'Copperfield' among winners in the technical categories, handed out online December 9. 

Italian drama Hidden Away, German literary adaptation Berlin Alexanderplatz, and Spanish sci-fi horror The Platform are among the winners in the technical categories of this year's European Film Awards.

Hidden Away, Giorgio Diritti's portrait of self-taught Italian painter Antonio Ligabue, won European Film honors for best cinematography (for cameraman Matteo Cocco) and for Ursula Patzak for best costume design. Dascha Dauenhauer won best original score for her soundtrack to Burhan Qurbani's Berlin Alexanderplatz, a modern-day adaptation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 literary classic. The Platform, a dystopian drama, that Netflix picked up worldwide, won the European Film Prize for best visual effects for Inaki Madariaga. 

Other winners included Cristina Casali, who took best production design for his work on Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield, best editor winner Maria Fantastica Valmori for Il Varco—Once More Unto The Breach, a war documentary from Italian directors Federico Ferrone, and Michele Manzolini, period drama The Endless Trench, about a man who hides from Spanish fascist authorities for 30 years, which won the best hair and makeup honor for Yolanda Pina, Felix Terrero, and Nacho Diaz, and Yolande Decarsin, who won best sound design for Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary Little Girl, a look an eight-year-old French child who questions their gender. 

For the first time this year, the European Film Awards were presented online, part of a week-long series of virtual events leading up to a virtual gala on Saturday, Dec. 12, when the awards in the main categories will be announced.