Winning Films

Of kisses and capes
Germany, 2023 | Producer: Paula Maria Martin-Karg

Isi and Finn are actually happy, but one issue puts their otherwise harmonious relationship to the test. Longing for sexual intimacy, the couple begins to explore sex with physical disabilities alongside self-doubt, ultimately exploring one thing: what they really want.

 Best Production (Edition 52)

Father's Footsteps
India/Syria, 2023 | Director: Mohamad Ali

Between cold concrete walls, riddled with holes from the ongoing war, a mother tries to protect her son from the loss of his father and keep him away from the attacks raging outside. Left completely to her own devices, she tries to embody both father and mother at the same time and soon reaches her limits.

 Best Fiction Film (Edition 52)

Rosanna, Jaris & die Anderswelt
Switzerland, 2023 | Screenplay: Sandra Moser

Eight-year-old Rosanna experiences a tremendous blow of fate: her brother falls seriously ill and is hospitalised. The only remedy is the inviting circus outside Rosanna’s window, which allows her to escape to a magical parallel society and lets her work through her fear of loss.

 Best Screenplay (Edition 52)

Family Toast
South Korea, 2022 | Director: Junhyung Kim

When a mother discovers her daughter with a cigarette, the father suspects that it is no ordinary cigarette. The seemingly harmonious and orderly family life threatens to fall apart.

 Best Genre Film (Edition 52)

Cycle of Violence
Germany, 2022 | Director: Felicia Bergström

A sweet, innocent bunny rabbit girl is everything you wish for in a relationship. Then the mood shifts, and everything falls apart. But there is nothing you can’t fix with the right words, right?

 Best 360° Film (Edition 52)

The growling sea
Germany, 2022 | Director: Niklas Grüter

While we dive into the monstrous, yet aesthetic and bustling world of shipping containers, sailors tell us about their lives, which became even more dreary during the pandemic.

 Best 360° Film (Edition 51)

Chimborazo
Spain, 2022 | Director: Keila Cepeda Satán

The people of the volcano Chimborazo hike for hours to gather nearby ice. This age-old tradition and the population’s livelihood is threatened by increasing climate change.

 Best Animation Film (Edition 52)

No Dogs Allowed
Germany, 2022 | Scriptwriter: Stephan Kämpf

Gabo (15) is in love for the first time in his life; but not with his boyfriend Max (15), but the nine-year-old boy next door. Overwhelmed by this realisation, Gabo seeks out other people on the Dark Net who feel the way he does and soon finds himself at the centre of a criminal investigation.

 Best Screenplay (Edition 51)

Eine Krankheit wie ein Gedicht
Germany, 2022 | Director: Jelena Ilic

A personal documentary film with animated elements. In it, Jelena tells of her greatest fear: her father’s immanent release from prison. And of the illness which brought him there. A father-daughter relationship - between unconditional love and boundless fear.

 Best Pitch (Edition 51)

Bedwetter
Peru, 2022

Lea has nightmares and her mother is not much help. In the future, Maria is supposed to help out as a temp in the house when a dark secret comes to light.

 Best Youth Film (Edition 52)

Daydreaming so vividly about our Spanish holidays
Spain, 2022 | Director: Christian Avilés

A sun-starved teenager leaves his home in search of light and warmth. On the Balearic Islands, he tries to soak up the rays and bring them back to his bleak homeland of Great Britain. Hypnotised, he falls prey to the sun.

 Outstanding Artistic Achievement Fiction Film (Edition 52)

Filho
Netherlands/Portugal, 2022 | Director: Tomas Ponsteen

Actually, Tomas knows his parents. Born in Brazil in 1993 and adopted from there, he now lives with them in the Netherlands. Now he is faced with the question of whether he should look for his biological mother, or if there are reasons not to do so.

 Best Documentary (Edition 52)

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