The David di Donatello for Best European Film (Italian: David di Donatello per il miglior film dell'Unione europea) is a category in the David di Donatello Awards, described as "Italy’s answer to the Oscars". It was awarded by the Accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI, Academy of Italian Cinema) to recognize the most outstanding non-Italian film released in Europe during the year preceding the ceremony. The award was launched at the 2004 ceremony and cancelled after the 2018 event, following which it was incorporated into the Best Foreign Film award.
Winners and nominees
Winners are indicated in bold.
- Dogville, directed by Lars von Trier (ex aequo)
- Rosenstraße, directed by Margarethe von Trotta
- The Sea Inside, directed by Alejandro Amenábar
- Match Point, directed by Woody Allen
- The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Irina Palm, directed by Sam Garbarski
- Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle
- Le Concert, directed by Radu Mihăileanu
- The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper
- The Intouchables, directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
- Amour, directed by Michael Haneke
- Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears
- The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh
- Son of Saul, directed by László Nemes
- I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach
- The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund
- Ariston Anderson, "'Spotlight,' 'Inside Out' Among Nominees for Italian Oscars," The Hollywood Reporter, 22 March 2016, URL accessed 24 July 2016.
- "Cronologia dei premi David di Donatello" [Chronology of David di Donatello awards]. daviddidonatello.it (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)