Awards & Winners

ONE-FUTURE-PRIZE

Presented since 1986 to the film that, ethically as well as aesthetically, shows that our world has one common future.

ONE-FUTURE-PRIZE 2018

 

Award winner

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT
Director: Roya Sadat

Jury Statement: A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT is a moving, utterly sophisticated film that tells of the contradictions in the Afghan legal system and the inequality of men and women ten years after the official withdrawal of the Taliban. This film tells the story of an unflinchingly strong woman who, in spite of all adversity and deeply rooted patriarchal structures, is prepared to stand up for her own freedom as well as for that of other women. An immediate, convincing story given lots of atmosphere, written dramatically, acted and directed superbly, and told in the sensitive images of classical narrative cinema, A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT tells of one woman's struggle against deeply rooted prejudice and overpowering patriarchal structures. Her integrity and her courage to resist are an example to us all. All this is told by the equally brave young Afghan director Roya Sadat, the first female practitioner of her craft in the post-Taliban era.

Video Message from Roya Sadat >>

 

Honorary Mention

WELCOME TO SODOM
Directors: Christian Krönes & Florian Weigensamer 

Jury Statement: This film tells of a dystopia that has long been part of our globalized reality. "Sodom" is a place that concerns all of us, a global topic that raises the most pertinent questions about environmental politics as well as about social and cultural issues. The film is impressive on the aesthetic level of cinema, since it does not avail itself of the classical forms of the documentary film genre, but rather approaches its topic very sensitively, not just in terms of content but also of cinematography. We are of the opinion that in its poignancy, WELCOME TO SODOM will lead the audience to a quite immediate reassessment and that the film is therefore highly prizeworthy and relevant. Or as Alain Resnais said: films may not be able to change the world, but they can get people to contemplate things.

Gerd Baumann (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich) will receive a SPECIAL AWARD. His inimitable sound has strongly influenced the world of German soundtracks. Baumann himself is now a university professor in the area of "composition for film and media".

 

International Jury

- Navina Neverla, film director and performance artist (India)
- Verena Marisa, musician and soundtrack composer (Brazil, Germany), recipient of the Deutscher Filmmusikpreis in 2014 and Franz-Grothe-Filmmusikpreis in 2016
- Tomasz E. Rudzik, film director and scriptwriter (Poland), recipient of the Bavarian FIlm Award in 2015 (best new director for AGNIESZKA)
- Dr. Peter Marinković, director of the Interfilm Academy

A surprise guest will deliver a laudatory speech. The award will be presented to musical accompaniment by Radmila Besic on classical guitar (www.radmilabesic.com).

Previous Winners

 

2017

CUORI PURI
Director: Roberto de Paolis  

Lifetime Achievement Award: Artur Brauner, producer and founder of the CCC (Central Cinema Comp. Film GmbH, 1946)

2016

EINE UNERHÖRTE FRAU
Director: Hans Steinbichler

Lifetime Achievement Award: Prof. Heiner Stadler, Vice president of Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), for his work as a documentary filmmaker and teacher
Honorary Mention: Anca M. Lăzărescu for DIE REISE MIT VATER & Werner Herzog for LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

2015

BABAI
Director: Visar Morina

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bodo Fründt, film critic
Honorary Mention: Jonas Carpignano for MEDITERRANEA & Partho Sen-Gupta for SUNRISE

2014

SALT OF THE EARTH
Director: Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bruno Reich
Honorary Mention: Maya Vitkova for VIKTORIA & Alê Abreu for O MENINO E O MUNDO / DER JUNGE UND DIE WELT

2013

FREEDOM BUS
Director: Fatima Geza Abdollahyan

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ponkie
Honorary One Future Prize: Hilla Medalia for DANCING IN JAFFA

2012

LE COCHON DE GAZA
Director: Sylvain Estibal

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eberhard Hauff

2011

CAIRO EXIT
Director: Hesham Issawi

Lifetime Achievement Award: Juliano Mer Hamis

2010

THE WHITE SPACE
Director: Francesca Comenici

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Fleischmann
Special Mention: Jean-Stéphane Bron für CLEVELAND VERSUS WALLSTREET und Ravi Jadhav für NATARANG

2009

PA-RA-DA
Director: Marco Pontecorvo

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Lilienthal
Special Mention: Anne Aghion for MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER

2008

DIE KLASSE
Director: Laurent Cantet

2007

THE WOVEN STORIES OF THE OTHER
Director: Sherad Anthony Sanchez

2006

CROSSING ARIZONA
Director: Joseph Mathew, Dan DeVivo

2005

ITALIANETZ
Director: Andrei Kravchuk

2004

VODKA LEMON
Director: Hiner Saleem

2003

OMNIBUS 174
Director: José Padilha

2002

ANANSI
Director: Fritz Baumann

2001

VERSPRECHEN
Director: Justine Shapiro und B.Z.Goldberg

2000

BONHOEFFER - DIE LETZTE STUFE
Director: Eric Till

1999

THE CUP
Director: Khyentse Norbu

1998

Honorary Awardfor Marianne Rosenbaum and Gérard Samaan

1997

MITTWOCH
Director: Victor Kossawski
(in St. Petersburg verliehen)

1996

TODAS - AM RANDE DES PARADIESES
Director: Clemens Kuby

1995

ERMO
Zhou Xiaowen

WRONY
Dorota Kedzierzawska

1994

IT'S ALL TRUE
Director: Orson Wells

1993

LATCHO DROM
Director: Tony Gatlif

1992

Surviving Columbus Program
(10. MÜNCHNER FILMFEST)

1991

BILETAS IKI TAJ MAHAL
Director: Algimantas Puipa

1990

MIACHLOEBA
Director: Alexander Rechwiaschwili

1989

MAPANTSULA
Director: Oliver Schmitz

1988

KRÓTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU
Director: Kryzsztof Kieslowski

1987

GERÓNIMA
Director: Raúl Alberto Tosso

1986

HALF LIFE
Director: Dennis O´Rourke