Awards & Winners

CineVision Award

Sponsored by MPLC Deutschland GmbH (Motion Picture Licensing Company), the CineVision Award carries a purse of €15,000 and honors the director of an international newcomer film. The award has been presented at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN since 2007, since 2012 it has its own section: the CineVision Competition for Best International Film by an Emerging Director. The award goes to the director of the film. An independent three-member jury elects the winner.

CineVision Award 2018

The CineVision Award 2018 was part of the Award Ceremony on July 7, 6 PM, at Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig.

 

Preisträger

Marc Gabizon of Wildbunch Germany accepted the CineVision Award (winner: BORDER) and the ARRI/Osram Award (winner: SHOPLIFTERS) on behalf of the directors

 

BORDER
Director: Ali Abbasi

Jury Statement: "They're afraid of us" is a line from the film. "They" refers to us: to normal, white, affluent Europeans who live a comfortable life. And yes, it's true: we experience these feelings of insecurity and fear in this very distinctive film. BORDER is not only a very unsettling film; no, it's disturbing as well. In the deepest sense of the word, this film disturbs us: disturbs us in the comfort of our certainties and norms and convictions: what is beauty, what is normal, what does monstrosity look like, what does tenderness look like, and above all, how many wonderful but also horrible things there are all around us that we no longer notice because our senses are dulled. The main character in the wonderful film BORDER has a delicate sense of smell. We see how she inhales the rich nuances of fresh forest air and a trace of a smile darts across her face, and we see her among people whose fear she can smell, whose guilt and shame she can smell along with their crimes. And in the world of the normal, whose smooth surface conceals the horror and perverseness beneath, she is the hounded, anxious outsider and with her we get a terrifying look underneath our mask of normality and behold the grotesque face of humanity. The jury for the CineVision Award is pleased to honor BORDER, a film of deep humanity, and offers director Ali Abbasi and all who participated in the making of this wonderful film our most heartfelt congratulations.


Special Mention

THE GREAT BUDDHA+
Director: Hsin-Yao Huang

Jury Statement: Our honorable mention goes to the wonderful Taiwanese film THE GREAT BUDDHA+ by director Hsin-Yao Huang, which uses whimsical imagery and superb comic dialogue to illustrate the lives of two naive underdogs who attempt to cope with their normal lives in a completely absurd world while their normality is at the same time also full of wonderfully noticed absurdity. An ambiguous view of society that's always given a playful and surprising form.

 

Jury 2018

 

Andreas Kriegenburg
Director

Frieder Schlaich
Producer (DER HAUPTMANN)

Alina Levshin
Actress (IM ANGESICHT DES VERBRECHEN , KRIEGERIN, UNTERWERFUNG)

 

Previous Winners

2017

A FÁBRICA DE NADA
Director: Pedro Pinho

Honorary Mention:
LOS PERROS
Director: Marcela Said

2016

DIVINES
Director: Houda Benyamina

Honorary Mention:
BELLA E PERDUTA

Director: Pietro Marcello

2015

SLEEPING GIANT
Director: Andrew Cividino

2014

LE MERAVIGLIE - DIE WUNDER
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

2013

MY DOG KILLER
Director: Mira Fornay

HALLEY
Director: Sebastián Hofmann

2012

ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS
Director: Milagros Mumenthaler

Honorary Mention:
Z DALEKA WIDOK JEST PIEKNY

Director: Anka & Wilhelm Sasnal

2011

TYRANNOSAUR
Director: Paddy Considine

2010

THE FOUR TIMES (LE QUATTRO VOLTE)
Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

2009

EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW
Director: Frazer Bradshaw

2008

EVERYBODY DIES BUT ME
Director: Valeria Gaia Germanica

2007

THE BAND`S VISIT
Director: Eran Kolirin