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Monday, 6/18/2018

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). In 2018, the recipients will be chosen by Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps, producer Jamila Wenske, and director Uisenma Borchu. The awards will be presented on July 6 at 6:30 pm in the AudimaxX auditorium at HFF (by invitation only).

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"), who is also a member of this year's jury.

German Cinema New Talent Award: Director

Eva Trobisch für ALL GOOD
Linus de Paoli für A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL
Leonel Dietsche für THE NEW END
Damian John Harper für IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER
Philipp Eichholtz für EVERYTHING ALWAYS AT THE SAME TIME
Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon für LOVE MOVIE
Joachim A. Lang für MACKIE MESSER – BRECHTS DREIGROSCHENFILM
Katinka Narjes für SIRENS
Rudi Gaul für SAFARI – MATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Oliver Haffner für WACKERSDORF - BE ALERT, COURAGEOUS AND SOLIDARIC
Ann-Kristin Reyels für WE WERE JUST PLAYING
Henning Gronkowski für YUNG

German Cinema New Talent Award:

Trini Götze, David Armati Lechner für ALL GOOD
Anna de Paoli für A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL
Martin Rohé, Julia Golembiowski, Leonel Dietsche für THE NEW END
Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann für IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER
Oliver Jerke, Philipp Eichholtz für EVERYTHING ALWAYS AT THE SAME TIME
Eva Kemme für LOVE MOVIE
Till Derenbach, Sandra Maria Dujmovic für MACKIE MESSER – BRECHTS DREIGROSCHENFILM
Sabine Schmidt für SIRENS
Benjamin Seikel für RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
Ingo Fliess für WACKERSDORF - BE ALERT, COURAGEOUS AND SOLIDARIC
Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich für WE WERE JUST PLAYING
Henning Gronkowski für YUNG

German Cinema New Talent Award: Screenwriter

Eva Trobisch für ALL GOOD
Linus de Paoli für A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL
Leonel Dietsche für THE NEW END
Damian John Harper für IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER
Philipp Eichholtz, Christian Ehrich, Maxi Rosenheinrich, Martina Schöne Radunski für EVERYTHING ALWAYS AT THE SAME TIME
Emma Rosa Simon, Robert Bohrer für LOVE MOVIE
Joachim A. Lang für MACKIE MESSER – BRECHTS DREIGROSCHENFILM
Katinka Narjes für SIRENS
Rudi Gaul, Friederike Klingholz für SAFARI – MATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Gernot Krää, Oliver Haffner für WACKERSDORF - BE ALERT, COURAGEOUS AND SOLIDARIC
Henning Gronkowski für YUNG

German Cinema New Talent Award: Actor

Aenne Schwarz für ALL GOOD
Adam Ild Rohweder, Paulina Galazka für A YOUNG MAN WITH HIGH POTENTIAL
Mick Morris Mehnert, Milena Tscharntke für THE NEW END
Eric Hunter, Nikki Lowe für IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER
Christian Ehrich, Stella Hilb für EVERYTHING ALWAYS AT THE SAME TIME
Eric Klotzsch für LOVE MOVIE
Lucy Wirth, Emelie Harbrecht, Roland Bonjour für SIRENS
Niklas Bruhn, Tinka Fürst, Mathias Bloech für RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
Finn-Henry Reyels, Roman Bkhavnani für WE WERE JUST PLAYING
Janaina Liesenfeld, Emily Lau, Joy Grant, Abbie Dutton für YUNG