Thursday, 8/25/2016


FIPRESCI Grand Prix & in Oscar race 2017

Filmfest Opening Night 2016


This year's opening film of Filmfest - TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade - will represent Germany as the official submission for the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This has been decided by an independent nine-person jury appointed by German Films.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five films nominated for the Oscar in the category Best Foreign Language Film on January 24, 2017. The awards ceremony will take place on February 26.

TONI ERDMANN celebrated its world premiere in the competition at the 69th Festival de Cannes and was awarded with the FIPRESCI PRIZE as the best film in the competition. As voted for by members of the international federation of film critics the 18th FIPRESCI Grand Prix - Best Film 2016 also goes to Maren Ade's film.