And the winners are...

The international Film Prize Jury announced the three 2020 Film Prize Winners at the award ceremony held during Berlinale Talents on February 23, 2020. Two projects from Egypt, one documentary and one hybrid animated short film, and one short fiction project from Syria were each awarded with the 60,000 Euros Film Prize and can start production.

The Lucky Winners

David Ausserhofer, Berlinale Talents 2020

Big Boys Don't Cry

Documentary, Germany/Egypt, 80 min
When asked to play himself for the camera, the bodyguard Yehia, thinks he owns the frame and fills it with his everyday raw masculine performance. He doesn’t know that the filmmaker has completely different intentions. This is the story of two men, two performances, two realities, and two masks taken off.

Traitors of the Eyes

Animation, Germany/Egypt, 20 min
After the tragic death of their mother, a pair of identical twins embark on a journey of grief and remembrance, where their sexuality and religion collide, and their memories come together to uncover secrets of their conservative Muslim family.


Short Fiction Film, Germany/Syria, 15 min
Saydnaya prison, Syria. Starved, humiliated and without any hope, Inana is on the brink of breaking down. When her guard returns once more to rape her, she suddenly sees a chance to take revenge…

The Award Ceremony