Awards & Winners

ARRI/OSRAM Award

The ARRI/OSRAM Award goes to the best international film. ARRI has donated the award 2008. Osram joined as sponsor 2013. The Award carries a purse valued at 50 000 Euros and is awarded by a three-member independent jury.

ARRI/OSRAM Award 2016

 

Winner 2016

THE SALESMAN
Director: Asghar Farhadi 

 


Michael Willacker (OSRAM), the jury members Pegah Ferydoni and Christian Ude, Prokino Boß Stefan Hutter, who collected the prize, jury member Stéphane Tchalgadjieff and Prof. Franz Kraus (ARRI)

 

Jury Statement:
The CineMasters Jury unanimously awards the ARRI/OSRAM Award 2016 to THE SALESMAN by Asghar Farhadi. We choose to give the award to a film that we found contemporary and yet universal and, most importantly, an opening to the future. A story that was both thrilling and full of surprises. A film about who we are and could be as human beings. Sooner or later we will have to address the issue of the masculine and feminine aspects of our humanity. THE SALESMAN presents us with an alternative to the predominant masculine approach of attempting to solve problems with violence and revenge. The beauty we found in the film is that it shows a path towards solutions through the feminine way of thinking and feeling, with an intelligence not only or always of the mind, but also the heart. To quote the famous phrase of the french poet Louis Aragon: "L'avenir de l'homme est la femme."

 

Special Mention 2016

RABIN THE LAST DAY
Director: Amos Gitai 

 

Jury Statement:
The Jury would like to give a special mention to a film that stood apart from the rest of the remarkable CineMasters Selection: RABIN THE LAST DAY by Amos Gitai. With the portrait of a courageous man who fought for his convictions and lost his life trying to give peace a chance the film sends a powerful message that does not only concern the Middle East - but us all.

 

Jury 2016

CHRISTIAN UDE

Christian Ude was Lord Mayor of the City of Munich for 21 years. He was born to arts and culture editor Karl Ude and wife Renée 1947, was a frequent quest at Schwabing movie theater Studio Isabella as a boy, and wrote film reviews in the 1960s. He has run the Social Democratic Culture Forum for 28 years, and sat on the supervisory board of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN for 24 years. In 2006, he held the speech in honor of CineMerit recipient Barry Levinson, one of his favorite directors.

 

PEGAH FERYDONI

Actress, TV host and singer Pegah Ferydoni was born in Tehran 1983. She emigrated to Berlin with her parents when she was two. She acted at Maxim Gorki Theater, founded the band Shanghai Electric and hosted the zdf.kulturpalast TV show. Her breakout success came with Bora Dagtekin’s TV series TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS (2006-2008), which was turned into a blockbuster film 2012. She also appeared in theatrical releases FOLLOW THE FEATHER! (2004), RABBITS WITHOUT EARS 2, 300 WORTE DEUTSCH, and the award-winning WOMEN WITHOUT by Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat.

 

STÉPHANE TCHALGADJIEFF

Born in Bulgaria in 1942. Majored in anthropology at Columbia University and NYU. He founded several production companies, including Sunchild Productions (1971 to 1981), Sunshine (1995) and Solaris (2001 onward). He produced films for Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jacques Rivette and Marguerite Duras, including EROS (2004), AL DI LÀ DELLE NUVOLE (1995), and MERRY-GO-ROUND (1981).

 

 

Previous Winners

 

2015

HORSE MONEY
Director: Pedro Costa

Special Mention:
RED AMNESIA
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang

2014

LEVIATHAN
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

2013

HELI
Director: Amat Escalante

2012

LA PIROGUE
Director: Moussa Touré

2011

LE HAVRE
Director/Production: Aki Kaurismäki

2010

MOTHER (MADEO)
Director: BONG Joon-ho

Honorary Mention:
TENDER SON - THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

2009

UNA SEMANA SOLOS
Director: Celina Murga

2008

GOMORRA
Director: Matteo Garrone