Blogposts in April 2017:
DFFB films notched up a proud total of six prizes last night at the 13th achtung berlin - new berlin film award ceremony in Babylon Kino, Berlin.
SCHULTERSIEG / WIN BY FALL (Director: Anna Koch, Screenplay: Anna Koch, Julia Lemke, Cinematography: Julia Lemke, Production: Jolanka Höhn, Romana Janik) won the prizes for Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography;
VANATOARE (Director: Alexandra Balteanu, Screenplay: Xandra Popescu, Cinematography: Matan Radin, Production: Stanislav Danylyhyn) won the German Film Critics’ Association Award, and also received a Special Mention in the Best Director category;
MILCH KAPUTT 3 PAPIER (Director: Tim Kochs, Screenplay: Jonas Lindt, Cinematography: Antonia Lange, Production: Senem Göcmen) won the award for Bravest Short Film
and LASS DEN SOMMER NIE WIEDER KOMMEN / LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN received a Special Mention from the German Film Critics’ Association.
Many congratulations to all prizewinners!
The nominations for the 20th Studio Hamburg Newcomers Award have now been announced - and among them is the film LOMO - The Language of Many Others by DFFB alumni Julia Langhof and Eva Kemme. (Director: Julia Langhof, Screenplay: Thomas Gerhold, Julia Langhof, Cinematography: Michal Grabowski, Production: Eva Kemme).
We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the award ceremony on 20th June in Hamburg!
About the prize:
The Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Established in 1997 as the first film industry award to promote emerging creative talents, it soon developed into one of the most important and best known prizes in Germany focused on young filmmakers. This year’s winners will be awarded total prize money to the tune of 45,000 Euro.
Michael Ballhaus painted with light and danced with the camera. His artistry set us dreaming in the cinema.
In creating images as a cinematographer, he encountered the directors and actors he worked with on an equal footing, quite literally “meeting them eye-to-eye” (to use the German expression); he looked into people’s eyes, and what he saw there gazed at us from the screen, in the cinema.
Anyone who knew him personally knows that Michael Ballhaus was as wonderful as a person as he was as an artist. He symbolised dedication, sincerity and above all humility, towards the work, the craft, towards people.
Dear Michael Ballhaus, many thanks for all that you have given us.
Michael Bertl on behalf of the DFFB
The 36th İstanbul Film Festival, the oldest and most important international film festival in Turkey, began today, and the film YOUKALI (Director/Screenplay: Oswaldo Diaz Medina, Cinematography: Paul Rohlfs, Production: Tara Biere) will be screening there in the Istanbul Biennale section “A good neighbour”.
The director, Oswaldo Diaz Medina, is at the festival and will be answering audience questions after the screenings on 6th. and 8th. April.
Our best wishes for a fascinating and successful trip!