Success for German films at international festivals at the Hamptons and in Ghent

Many prizes for German films at the Hamptons International Film Festival

 

THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG (DIE HOEHLE DES GELBEN HUNDES) by Byambasuren Davaa received the three most important prizes at the 13th Hamptons International Film Festival which closed at the weekend. The film won the GOLDEN STARFISH PRIZE for the Best Feature Film in the international competition, the KODAK AWARD for Best Cinematography and the ARTEMIS RECORDS ORIGINAL MOVIE SCORE AWARD for Best Film Score.

 

Producer Sven Burgemeister picked up the much sought-after Audience Award for best feature film for Marc Rothemund's German OSCAR entry SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS (SOPHIE SCHOLL - DIE LETZTEN TAGE). The distinction is a successful start for the forthcoming OSCAR nomination campaign.

 

Awards for German films at 32nd Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent

 

The 32nd Flanders International Film Festival, which wrapped last Friday, announced its prize-winners at the weekend.

 

The German production OFF BEAT (KAMMERFLIMMERN) by Hendrik Hoelzemann, won the €10,000 MINE XPLOREZONE AWARD.

 

The UNICEF AWARD went to the German documentary LOST CHILDREN by Oliver Stoltz and Ali Samadi Ahadi.

 

Till Nowak received the UIP/GHENT PRIZE for his short DELIVERY. This comes with a cash prize of €2,000 and also qualifies the film for a nomination for the UIP PRIZE at the European Film Awards.

 

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