It’s award time! The first award winning films of this year’s festival edition have been accounced on Saturday afternoon (30 October) at our Partnership Award show. The event took place at Regina Palast, a new festival venue in the eastern part of Leipzig. The juries announced their decisions on site and congratulated the filmmakers, most of whom were present at the show.
The recipients of the partnership awards are:
DEFA Sponsoring Prize (4.000 €): Nasim by Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner, Germany 2021.
MDR Film Prize (3.000 €): The Balcony Movie by Paweł Łoziński, Poland 2021.
Film Prize Leipziger Ring (2.500 €): Our Memory Belongs to Us by Rami Farah, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Denmark, France, Palestinian Territories 2021.
ver.di Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness (2.500 €): Nasim by Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner, Germany 2021.
Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize (2.000 €): Republic of Silence by Diana El Jeiroudi, Germany, France, Syria, Qatar, Italy 2021.
Young Eyes Film Award (2.000 €): Reality Must Be Addressed by Johanna Seggelke, Germany 2021.
Prize of the Interreligious Jury (1.750 €): May God Be with You by Cléo Cohen, France 2021.
Prize of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize): Words of Negroes by Sylvaine Dampierre, France 2020.
Mephisto 97.6 Award: The Fourth Wall by Mahboobeh Kalaee, Iran 2021
Gedanken-Aufschluss, awarded by a jury of prisoners of the Juvenile Detention Centre Regis-Breitingen: The Crossing by Florence Miailhe, Germany, Czech Republik, France 2020.
Congratulations to all winners! An overview of all Award Winners, including Honorable Mentions, can be found here
The recipients of the Golden and Silver Doves will be announced in a separate event this evening.