AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT THE BERLINALE 2019

69th Berlin International Film Festival (7 - 17 February 2019)

Golden Bear for Best Film
SYNONYMES (SYNONYME) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a Feature Film that opens New Perspectives
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)

Silver Bear for Best Director
Angela Schanelec for I WAS AT HOME, BUT (ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER), (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)

GWFF Best First Feature Award
ORAY by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (filmfaust filmproduktion, Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Glashütte Original – Documentary Award
TALKING ABOUT TREES by Suhaib Gasmelbari (FR/SD/DE/TD/QA, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)

Golden Bear for Best Short Film
UMBRA by Florian Fischer & Johannes Krell (Rosenpictures Filmproduktion, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)

Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
BLUE BOY by Manuel Abramovich (AR/DE)

International Jury Generation Kplus: Special Mention
MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS TESS (MEINE WUNDERBAR SELTSAME WOCHE MIT TESS) by Steven Wouterlood (NL/DE, ostlicht filmproduktion)

Fipresci Prize (Competition)
SYNONYMES (SYNONYME) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)

Caligari Film Prize
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME (HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT) by Thomas Heise (DE/AT, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

Heiner Carow Prize
BEAUTY AND DECAY (SCHÖNHEIT UND VERGÄNGLICHKEIT) by Annekatrin Hendel (IT WORKS! Medien)

Panorama Audience Award
TALKING ABOUT TREES by Suhaib Gasmelbari (FR/SD/DE/TD/QA, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)

Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Jury Award
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)

Compass-Perspektive-Award
BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree (DE/AT, Tondowski Films)

Contact: Dennis Ruh