DFFB grad­u­ate Lothar Her­zog wins the 2019 Hof Gold Prize

We are delight­ed to announce that DFFB grad­u­ate Lothar Her­zog won the 2019 Hof Gold Prize of the Friedrich Baur Foun­da­tion for his film 1986 dur­ing the award cer­e­mo­ny on Sat­ur­day evening. The Bavar­i­an Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in mem­o­ry of Heinz Bade­witz award­ed Her­zog a cer­ti­fied gold bar of 1 kg of fine gold worth approx­i­mate­ly €43,000. The prize also fea­tures a year of cre­ative advice to the direc­tor regard­ing the devel­op­ment of a new film.

Direc­tor Edgar Reitz (whose films include HEIMAT, DIE ANDERE HEIMAT) was the men­tor for the Hof Gold Prize 2018, which was award­ed to Luzie Loose for SCHWIMMEN. This year Bern­hard Sinkel, direc­tor, screen­writer, pro­duc­er, and head of the film depart­ment of the Bavar­i­an Acad­e­my of Fine Arts, has tak­en over this task.


The film is a co-pro­duc­tion of Rohfilm Pro­duc­tions GmbH and DFFB.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lothar Her­zog and his whole team!


Pho­to­cre­d­it: Hofer Film­tage