Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig< >
for an extraordinary documentary film talent
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (Austria) for the film
Two young directors make a self-reflexive portrait documentary of the legendary figure in German-Austrian cinema: Peter Kern. The filmmakers are not afraid to show themselves within the frames. From the outset, the physical and spiritual presence of the protagonist fills the screen. The portrait of Kern is an experimental cine-essay revealing and concealing the secrets of the border between the fictional and the real. The first prize of the Young Cinema Competition goes to Kern by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz for its daring investigation.