— LOLA21 for Best Documentary goes to Maria Speth with MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS and the documentary A SYMPHONY OF NOISE is awarded with LOLA21 for Best Sound Design by Pascal Capitolin, Richard Borowski.
SAVE THE DATE: The next German Film Award will be presented on June 24, 2022. With this summer date, the German Film Awards ceremony moves back closer to its original date in spring after 2021 postponement due to the pandemic.
THE NOMINATED GERMAN DOCUMENTARIES are:
- MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS | HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE Maria Speth for Best Documentary Production as well as Best Directing
- SPACE DOGS Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Annekatrin Hendel for Best Documentary Production, Jonathan Schorr, Simon Peter, Tobias Adam for Best Sound Design
- WALCHENSEE FOREVER Martin Heisler for Best Documentary Production, Anja Pohl for Best Editing
- A SYMPHONY OF NOISE Andrew Bird for Best Editing, Pascal Capitolin, Richard Borowski for Best Sound Design
And as Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters explains "In the coming months, the Corona pandemic will continue to be a huge challenge for all cinemas, producers and distributors. For this reason, together with the German Film Academy, we have decided to hold the German Film Awards ceremony in the fall of 2021 rather than in the spring as usual. In this way, we are creating greater planning security for producers and distributors when submitting their films to the German Film Awards. We look forward to the coming year with hope – and are doing all we can to support cinemas and the film industry in weathering and overcoming the crisis."
SHORTLIST German Film Award — DEUTSCHER FILMPREIS
- ALL IS ONE. EXCEPT 0. | ALLES IST EINS. AUSSER DER 0. by Klaus Maeck, Tanja Schwerdorf P: Klaus Maeck, [Interzone Pictures]
- AWARE – GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS | WARE – REISE IN DAS BEWUSSTSEIN by Frauke Sandig, Eric Black, P: Frauke Sandig [Umbrella Films]
- BEHIND THE HEADLINES | HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN by Daniel Sager, P: Marc Bauder [bauderfilm]
- BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT | JENSEITS DES SICHTBAREN – HILMA AF KLINT by Halina Dyrschka, P: Eva Illmer, Halina Dyrschka, [Ambrosia Film]
- A BLACK JESUS by Luca Lucches, P: Wim Wenders, Léa Germain [Road Movies GmbH]
- BODY OF TRUTH by Evelyn Schels, P: Arek Gielnik, Sonia Otto [INDI FILM GmbH, DokLab GmbH]
- CHICHINETTE – THE ACCIDENTAL SPY | CHICHINETTE – WIE ICH ZUFÄLLIG SPIONIN WURDE by Nicola Alice Hens, P: Amos Geva [Amos Geva, Mérovée Film Production]
- FEMOCRAZY | DIE UNBEUGSAMEN by Torsten Körner, P: Leopold Hoesch, [BROADVIEW TV]
- GARAGE PEOPLE | GARAGENVOLK by Natalija Yefimkina, P: Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker, [Tamtam Film GmbH]
- THE LAST REPORTERS | DIE LETZTEN REPORTER by Jean Boué, P: Jean Boué, [JABfilm]
- MR. BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS | HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE by Maria Speth, P: Maria Speth [Madonnen Film GmbH]
- THE NEW GOSPEL | DAS NEUE EVANGELIUM by Milo Rau, P: Arne Birkenstock, Sebastian Lemke, Olivier Zobrist, [Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH, Langfilm AG, IIPM]
- OECONOMIA by Carmen Losmann, P: Hannes Lang, Mareike Wegener, [Petrolio Film]
- SCARS by Agnieszka Zwiefka, P: Stefan Kloos, Michaela Pnaceková, [Kloos & Co. OST, Chilli Productions, Witfilm]
- SPACE DOGS by Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, P: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Annekatrin Hendel, [RAUMZEITFILM, IT WORKS Medien]
- A SYMPHONY OF NOISE - Matthew Herbert's Revolution by Enrique Sánchez Lansch, P: Stefan Kloos, [Kloos & Co. Medien, Kloos & Co. NORD]
- WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, P: Martin Heisler [Flare Film GmbH]
- CABINETS OF WONDER | MEINE WUNDERKAMMERN by Susanne Kim, P: Holm Taddiken [Neufilm GmbH]
- GLITTER AN DUST | GLITZER UND STAUB by Julia Lemke, Anna Koch, P: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler [Flare Film GmbH]
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