German winners in Chicago and Brussels

Several awards for German films at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

 

The 22nd Chicago International Children's Film Festival (27 October - 6 November, 2005) came to an end last Sunday. Several German films received prizes.

 

MY BROTHER IS A DOG (MEIN BRUDER IST EIN HUND) by Peter Timm was named "Best Film".

 

The festival's children's jury gave the "1st Prize" in the category of Live-Action Feature Film or Video to BIBI BLOCKSBERG AND THE SECRET OF THE BLUE OWLS (BIBI BLOCKSBERG UND DAS GEHEIMNIS DER BLAUEN EULEN) by Franziska Buch. In addition, a "Certificate of Excellence" was awarded to THE TREASURE OF THE WHITE FALCONS (DER SCHATZ DER WEISSEN FALKEN) by Christian Zuebert.

 

An adults' jury also awarded a number of prizes. The "2nd Prize" in the section of Live-Action Feature Film or Video went to MY BROTHER IS A DOG (MEIN BRUDER IST EIN HUND). LAURA'S STAR (LAURAS STERN) by Piet de Rycker and Thilo Graf Rothkirch received the 1st Prize in the category of Animated Feature Film or Video.

 

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival is the biggest children's film festival in North America. Founded in 1983, it was the first competitive festival for children in the USA. It is not only an audience festivals, but is also used as a teaching unit.

 

 

32nd Brussels Independent International Film Festival (1. - 06.11.05)

 

In the festival's International Competition, the "Prize for the Best Actress" was awarded to Jule Boewe in the German film LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG (KATZE IM SACK) by Florian Schwarz.

 

The "Prize for the Best Debut Film" also went to a German. Daniel Stieglitz received the prize for his film HAPPY END.

 

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