Awards & Winners

The German Cinema Award for Peace - The Bridge

Awarded by the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund since 2002 to film artists whose work builds bridges and inspires tolerance and humanitarianism. € 10,000 prize money.

The German Cinema Award for Peace - The Bridge 2017

Winner

Best Director International: Aki Kaurismäki - THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE
Best Director National: Simon Verhoeven - WILLKOMMEN BEI DEN HARTMANNS
Best Actor: Julia Vysotskaya - PARADIES
Special Prize: Andrei Konchalovsky - PARADIES and lifetime achievement

 

Festival director Diana Iljine with award winner Aki Kaurismäki

Previous Winners

 

2016

A WAR
Director: Tobias Lindholm

National Main Prize: Kai Wessel for NEBEL IM AUGUST
Best New Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven for MUSTANG
Best Actor: Burghart Klaußner for DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER 
Special Prize: Gianfranco Rosi for FUOCOAMMARE

2015

TIMBUKTU
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

National Main Prize: Oliver Hirschbiegel for ELSER - ER HÄTTE DIE WELT VERÄNDERT
Best New Director: Burhan Qurbani for WIR SIND JUNG, WIR SIND STARK
Special Prize: Klaus Härö for THE FENCER

2014

MANDELA
Director: Justin Chadwick

Best New Director National: Rick Ostermann for WOLFSKINDER
Best New Director International: Yann Demange for 71
Honorary Prize: Klaus-Maria Brandauer

2013

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
Director: Mira Nair

Best New Director: Daniel Harrich for DER BLINDE FLECK
Honorary Prize: Haifaa Al Mansour for DAS MÄDCHEN WADJDA

2012

UND DANN DER REGEN
Director: Iciar Bollaín

Best New Director: Michaela Kezele for MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
Honorary Prize: Michael Verhoeven

2011

IN A BETTER WORLD
Director: Susanne Bier

Best New Director: Yasemin Samdereli for ALMANYA - WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND and Maggie Peren for THE COLOR OF THE OCEAN
Honorary Prize: Maximilian Schell
Special Prize: Markus Vetter for CINEMA JENIN

2010

NA PUTU
Director: Jasmila Zbanic

Actors Award: Sibel Kekilli for DIE FREMDE

2009

STURM
Director: Hans-Christian Schmid

Actors Award: Ulrich Tukur for JOHN RABE

2008

DIE FRAU DES ANARCHISTEN
Director: Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr

2007

TRADE
Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

2006

DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Ulrich Mühe

2005

SOPHIE SCHOLL
Director: Mark Rothemund

2004

DER NEUNTE TAG
Director: Volker Schlöndorff

2003

BIRKENAU UND ROSENFELD
Director: Marceline Loridan-Ivens

Honorary Prize: Anouk Aimée

2002

HOW HARRY BECAME A TREE
Director: Goran Paskaljevic