Awards & Winners

CineMerit Award

Since 1997, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has honored outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.

CineMerit Award 2016

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Ellen Burstyn touched during the CineMerit award ceremony

 

Detroit-born actress Ellen Burstyn received the 2016 CineMerit Award for her contribution to the cinematic arts. Burstyn has won the Oscar, the Golden Globe, two Emmys and a BAFTA, in addition to over 20 major international prizes. She is the co-director of the famed Actors Studio in New York, encouraging and training young actors in the craft. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

Previous Winners

 

2015

Rupert Everett, Actor
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Director

2014

Isabelle Huppert, Actress
Udo Kier, Actor

2013

Michael Caine, Actor

2012

Melanie Griffith, Actress

2011

Otar Iosseliani, Director
John Malkovich, Actor

2010

Abbas Kiarostami, Director
Mads Mikkelsen, Actor

2009

Michael Haneke, Director

2008

Julie Christie, Actor, Oscar-Winner

2007

William Friedkin, Director, Oscar-Winner
Kevin Kline, Actor, Oscar-Winner

2006

Barry Levinson, Director, Oscar-Winner

2005

Mario Adorf, Actor

2004

Alan Parker, Director

2003

Geraldine Chaplin, Actress

2002

Barbara Hershey, Actress

2001

Jacqueline Bisset, Actress
Manoel de Oliveira, Director

2000

Milos Forman, Director, Oscar-Winner

1999

Marin Karmitz, Producer

1998

Eric Pleskow, Producer, Oscar-Winner
Francesco Rosi, Director

1997

Susan Sarandon, Actress, Oscar-Winner
Jules Dassin, Director, Actor, Author