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Wednesday, 6/8/2016

Candidates for the New German Cinema New Talent Award

Celeb jury will vote on the best achievements in the New German Cinema sidebar at the 34th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 23 to July 2, 2016)

 

The renowned New German Cinema New Talent Award carries a purse of €70,000, making it one of the most lucrative newcomer awards in the German film industry. It is donated by DZ Bank, Bavaria Film GmbH and Bayerischer Rundfunk. The award goes to eligible up-and-comers in the New German Cinema section at FILMEST MÜNCHEN.

Writers, directors, and actors in the sidebar who have not made more than three feature films have a shot at the prize, as well as producers who have not made more than six feature films.

Candidates from fourteen films qualify this year. All are world premieres at the festival. The €70,000 Euro purse goes to Best Director (€30,000), Best Production (€20,000), Best Screenplay (€10,000) and Best Actor/Actress (€10,000).

The jury consists of the producer of last year’s winner “Babai”, Nicole Gerhards (“The Stranger in Me”), director Dietrich Brüggemann (“Stations of the Cross”) and actor Johann von Bülow (“Elser”).

Ever since it began as a directing prize in 1989, the New German Cinema New Talent Award has been among the most coveted newcomer prizes in Germany, and has proven remarkably accurate at picking future stars, including such luminaries as Jan-Ole Gerster ("Oh Boy"), Jakob Lass ("Love Steaks") or actress Vicky Krieps (“The Chambermaid").

The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 1 at Munich film school HFF (by invitation only).

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Director

Olaf Kraemer, 5 WOMEN
Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, ANISHOARA
Luise Brinkmann, BEAT BEAT HEART
Mareille Klein, DINKY SINKY
Florian Hoffmeister, THE HAVE-NOTS
Florian Eichinger, HANDS OF A MOTHER
Julia C. Kaiser, THE HANNAS
Soleen Yusef, HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF
Aron Lehmann, THE  LAST PIG
Jakob M. Erwa, CENTER OF MY WORLD
Anca M. Lăzărescu, THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
Tarek Ehlail, VOLT

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Producer

Stefan Elsenbruch, Raphael Wallner, 5 WOMEN
Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann, ANISHOARA
Olivia Charamsa, Luise Brinkmann, Maren Unterburger, Mathis Hanspach, BEAT BEAT HEART
Florian Schneider, Maren Lüthje, Andreas Hörl, Florian Kamhuber, Fabian Halbig, DINKY SINKY
Mike Beilfuß, Florian Eichinger, Matthias Greving, Cord Lappe, HANDS OF A MOTHER
Oliver Schütte, Katrin Renz, Milena Klemke, THE HANNAS
Jana Raschke, Igor Dovgal, HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF
Miriam Klein, THE  LAST PIG
Jakob M. Erwa, CENTER OF MY WORLD
David Lindner Leporda, THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, VOLT

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Screenwriter

Olaf Kraemer, 5 WOMEN
Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, ANISHOARA
Luise Brinkmann, BEAT BEAT HEART
Mareille Klein, DINKY SINKY
Sven Taddicken, ORIGINAL BLISS
Mona Kino, THE HAVE-NOTS
Florian Eichinger, HANDS OF A MOTHER
Julia C. Kaiser, THE HANNAS
Soleen Yusef, HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF
Aron Lehmann, Carlos V. Irmscher, THE  LAST PIG
Jakob M. Erwa, CENTER OF MY WORLD
Anca M. Lăzărescu, THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
Tarek Ehlail, VOLT

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Actor

Korinna Krauss, Kaya Marie Möller, Anna König, 5 WOMEN
Ana Morari, ANISHOARA
Aleksandar Radenković, Till Wonka, Christin Nichols, BEAT BEAT HEART
Katrin Röver, Ulrike Willenbacher, Till Firit, DINKY SINKY
Sebastian Zimmler, THE HAVE-NOTS
Andreas Döhler, HANDS OF A MOTHER
Julia Becker, Ines Marie Westernströer, Anna König, Till Butterbach, THE HANNAS
Mina Özlem Sağdıç, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF
Ada Philine Stappenbeck, Svenja Jung, CENTER OF MY WORLD
Răzvan Enciu, Alex Mărgineanu, Manuel Klein, THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
Mela Feigenbaum, Leila Lowfire, UNDERWEARLIES
Ayo Ogunmakin, VOLT