The Finnish film that has been winning major festival awards all year, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, is now nominated for the European University Film Award.
The European University Film Award was launched by the European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg in a bid to involve younger audiences, support film dissemination, education and debating culture, and bring a new spirit to European cinema.
Five feature films were nominated in total. The Finnish film will be competing against the Italian-French production Fire At Sea by Gianfranco Rosi, the Romanian film Graduation by Cristian Mungiu, the British film I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach and Germany comedy Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade.
The winner will be announced in December.