Helene Schwarz Award 2008

To the Werkschau/dffb Student Film Festival 2008, the Helene Schwarz award was awarded for the second time. A jury made up of some of the founders of the award, which include Helene Schwarz, Hans Helmut Prinzler, Hans-Otto Krüger, Rosa von Praunheim, Walter Krieg, Enrique Sanchez, Sascha Arango, Chris Kraus and Britta Hansen, nominated two films.

WAS BLEIBT/WHAT’S LEFT Writer/director: David Nawrath
and
MEIN VATER SCHLÄFT/MY FATHER IS SLEEPING Writer/director: Grzegorz Muskala

After a lengthy jury discussion, during which the jury could not decide between the two nominees, it was decided to divide the award equally between Grzegorz Muskala and David Nawrath.

The award consisted of a statue, prize money in the amount of 2000 EUR, a certificate, and lunch with Helene Schwarz.


Award Winner Grzegorz Muskala

Biography

Grzegorz Muskala was born in Gliwice, Poland in 1978. His family moved to Germany in 1981. He studied dramatics, film and television sciences in Cologne from 1997 - 2001. From 2002 until 2003 he studied fictional and documentary directing at the National Polish Film School in Lodz (PWSFTviT). Since 2004 he is a student of directing at the dffb.

Filmographie

2008 DAS MÄDCHEN MIT DEN GELBEN STRÜMPFEN, Kurzfilm, 35mm (dffb + ARTE)
2007 MEIN VATER SCHLÄFT, Kurzfilm, 35mm dffb
2006 HEIMFAHRT, Kurzfilm, 35mm, Muskala Film
2004 THE RANGER, Kurz-Dokumentarfilm, 35mm, PWSFTviT Lodz


Award Winner David Nawrath

Biography

David Nawrath was born and raised in Berlin. He also lived in Iran for two years. In 2005 he began studying film directing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb).

Filmographie

2008 DER NEUE TAG, S16mm, 30 min. (rbb)
2007/08 EINE MINUTE FREIHEIT, HD-CAM, 5 min. (ARTE)
2007 WAS BLEIBT, S16mm, 16 min. (Nominierung Dt. Kurzfilmpreis 08)
2006 DUNKLE ZEIT, 16mm, 13 min.
2004/05 MOHARRAM, DigiBeta, 82 min.


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