And the winners are...
The international Film Prize Jury announced the 2019 Film Prize Winners. Two documentaries and one short fiction project receive a prize money of each 60,000 euros for the production. Furthermore, the jury decided to speak out a Special Mention.
The Lucky Winners
Abo Zabaal 1989
Documentary, Germany/Egypt, 75 min
Egyptian activist and filmmaker Bassam revisits haunting memories of his father Mahmoud’s imprisonment in 1989 and the life-changing impact on his socialist family, consulting also their political fellows. Did two generations sacrifice everything for nothing?
Do You Love Me
Documentary, Germany/Lebanon, 70-80 min
An archive based essay documentary about the bittersweet personal accounts of the generations that grew up during and post the Lebanese Civil War, interwoven with the rise and fall of the musical Bendaly Family.
Short Fiction Film, Germany/Lebanon, 20 min
“If my love for Gilbert is a crime, let history witness that I am a dangerous criminal” signed Tarzan. Beirut, the civil war, a sniper’s nest and a hidden love story.
The German/Tunisian documentary project FOULEDH with director Mehdi Hmili and producers Michel Balagué and Moufida Fedhila received a Special Mention.
Impressions from the award ceremony
The Film Prize Jury and the Berlinale Talents and Film Prize teams. In the back: George David, Maja Pflüger, Frank Albers, Rabih El-Khoury, Elke Kaschl Mohni, Florian Weghorn, Christine Kopf, Vincenzo Bugno, Alexander Wadouh; front row: Hania Mroué, Karin Schyle, Christine Tröstrum, Marianne Khoury, Doris Hepp.
The hosts of the evening Frank Albers and Florian Weghorn with the 2016 Film Prize winner team of TSHWEESH: Stefan Gieren, Feyrouz Serhal and Felipe Lage Coro. TSHWEESH was the opening film of the award ceremony.
Opening speech by Dr. Maja Pflüger, Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Jury member Elke Kaschl Mohni applauding.
Nominee Moufida Fedhila and her friend taking a selfie.
The Nominees Willy Rollé and Ismaël excited to know the results.
The Film Prize Team: Karin Schyle, Rabih El-Khoury, Christine Kopf (f.l.t.r.) gives an applause to the Jury.
Jury members Hania Mroué and Marianne Khoury in the first row.
Excited Nominees awaiting the announcement – could it be us?
Elke Kaschl Mohni reads out the jury statement for the Film Prize winner ABO ZABAAL 1989.
The lucky winners!
A Special Mention went to the German-Tunesian Documentary FOULEDH. From left to right: Frank Albers, Michel Balagué, Mehdi Hmili, Moufida Fedhila, Dr. Maja Pflüger, Florian Weghorn.
Another successful Film Prize year is over. The Film Prize team wants to give an applause to the Film Prize winners, but also thank the Film Prize Jury, Film Prize Experts and Film Prize Partners for their supportive contribution and long-standing collaboration.