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Monday, 6/12/2017

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 35th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 22 to July 1, 2017)

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 sixteen 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 Verena Gräfe-Höft, the producer Michael Weber and the actor Edgar Selge.

Ever since it began as a directing prize in 1989, the New German Cinema New Talent Award has been among the most coveted 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, June 30 at Munich film school HFF (by invitation only).

German Cinema New Talent Award: Director

Tom Lass für UGLY & BLIND
Irene von Alberti für THE LONG SUMMER OF THEORY
Nina Vukovic für DETOUR
Oliver Kienle für FOUR HANDS
Jan Henrik Stahlberg für BAD BUGS
Stephan Lacant für STRANGE DAUGHTER
Julia Langhof für LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS
Nico Sommer für LUCKY LOSER
Anatol Schuster für AIR
Khaled Kaissar für LUNA'S REVENGE
Arne Feldhusen für MAGICAL MYSTERY
Sonja Maria Kröner für THE GARDEN
Niels Laupert für WHATEVER HAPPENS
Laura Lackmann für MISSION:LOVE

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Producer

RP Kahl, Torsten Neumann für A THOUGHT OF ECSTASY
Lasse Scharpen, Tom Lass für UGLY & BLIND
Benjamin Talsik für DETOUR
Markus Reinecke für FOUR HANDS
Saralisa Volm, Patrick Volm Dettenbach, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Wolfram Fleischhauer für BAD BUGS
Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich für STRANGE DAUGHTER
Eva Kemme für LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS
Isabelle Bertolone, Marius Ehlayil für AIR
Khaled Kaissar, Tobias M. Huber, Jonathan Saubach für LUNA'S REVENGE
Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker für THE GARDEN
Dr. Benjamin Grosch, Niels Laupert, Benedikt Böllhoff, Max Frauenknecht für WHATEVER HAPPENS
Milena Maitz für MISSION:LOVE

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Screenwriter

RP Kahl, Torsten Neumann für A THOUGHT OF ECSTASY
Ilinca Florian, Tom Lass für UGLY & BLIND
Irene von Alberti für THE LONG SUMMER OF THEORY
Nina Vukovic, Benjamin Talsik für DETOUR
Oliver Kienle für FOUR HANDS
Wolfram Fleischhauer für BAD BUGS
Karsten Dahlem, Stephan Lacant für STRANGE DAUGHTER
Thomas Gerhold, Julia Langhof für LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS
Nico Sommer für LUCKY LOSER
Anatol Schuster, Britta Schwemm für AIR
Ulrike Schölles, Ali Zojaji, Alexander Costea für LUNA'S REVENGE
Sven Regener für MAGICAL MYSTERY
Sonja Maria Kröner für THE GARDEN
Niels Laupert für WHATEVER HAPPENS
Laura Lackmann für MISSION:LOVE

 

German Cinema New Talent Award: Actor

Ava Verne, Lena Morris für A THOUGHT OF ECSTASY
Naomi Achternbusch, Clara Schramm für UGLY & BLIND
Julia Zange, Katja Weilandt für THE LONG SUMMER OF THEORY
Frida-Lovisa Hamann für FOUR HANDS
Hassan Akkouch für STRANGE DAUGHTER
Jonas Dassler, Eva Nürnberg für LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS
Emma Bading, Elvis Clausen für LUCKY LOSER
Paula Hüttisch, Lara Feith für AIR
Lisa Vicari für LUNA Annika Meier für MAGICAL MYSTERY
Judith Paus, Polina Lapovskaja für MAKING JUDITH!