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Carl Lammle Producer Award 2023 to be awarded to German producer Thomas Kufus May 26

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The  German Producers Alliance- Film & Fernsehen eV ( Alliance of Producers ) and the city Laupheim bestowed the producer award to Thomas Kufus for his life 's work .

Thomas Kufus becomes at the Friday May 26, 2023 at Carl Laemmles city of birth Laupheim in the Frame one solemn award as outstanding producer personality with the Carl Lammle Producer Award 2023 awarded . The award appreciates his previous , impressive total creation as socio-political more active Producer of numerous , multiple award-winning documentaries as well feature films . To his productions include DER STAAT AGAINST FRITZ BAUER, 24H BERLIN – A DAY IN THE LIFE, 24H JERUSALEM, MORE THAN HONEY and GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING. The prize is endowed with 40,000 euros .

At the traditional award ceremony in the Lock Grosslaupheim becomes the renowned Director Andres Viel as longtime Companions of the award winner the laudatory speech hold . BLACK BOX BRD, BEUYS and WHO IF NOT WE are Examples of the remarkable cooperation of the two filmmaker . through the evening lead SWR presenter dr Jana Kuebel and moderator Florian Weber . For the ceremony become over 450 loaded Guests from film, culture and business expected .

Thomas Kufus became unanimously by the eleven- member jury presidency of the longstanding Berlinale - Director prof Dieter Kosslick for the this year prizewinner appointed : "Thomas Kufus ' impressive Overall work of the last around 30 years as creative and socio-political more dedicated producer earned our special recognition by Carl Laemmle producer price . Its numerous innovative Documentaries , series and feature films were and are important posts to the Finding the truth and providing impetus for the social discourse . Thomas Kufus is a enabler , a mediator and a scout on the permanent Seek after ( time ) stories . _ He wants to make films that permanent Impression leave the that audience reach , move it and go to Ponder stimulate . Kufus ' impressive filmography occupies how _ committed cinema and television effective to understanding and tolerance contribute can ."

Ingo Bergmann , mayor of the city Laupheim confirms : " With Thomas Kufus becomes a producer honored who has been with us one quarter century eyes opens for the ways of life , views and motivations ours fellow human beings who contexts us revealing and historical events context lends . The jury's choice reflects the importance and appreciation this commitment . _ His film THE STATE AGAINST FRITZ BAUER has me personal deep impressed and moved . It pleases me very that the city _ Laupheim of the award ceremony for the meanwhile 6th time one festive and appreciative Frame give can ”.

bjorn Böhning , managing director of the producer alliance , about this year 's Winner : “Thomas Kufus is innovative and bold – two Properties that already Carl Laemmle excellent have . This innovative strength does it need more than ever, to above all also in one global film and television landscape successful content to produce to can . revolutionaries television formats like antenatal as one of the first German docu-soaps and 24H BERLIN Big event of the linear television , in real time aired , are organizational and therefore above all also productive Feats that set new standards have . In addition to the political Relevance of his films , it is above all its limitations exploring Game with the documentary Form that Thomas Kufus for me _ to one outstanding producers and earned Laemmle - prizewinner power ."

For the Award winner Thomas Kufus
Thomas Kufus counts today among the most influential independent producers in Germany . He was born in Essen in 1957 and began his career as Director ( including . MEIN KRIEG). In the past 25 years he produced with the Berlin -based production company zero one movie over 120 documentaries , series and feature films , including award-winning films such as Regina Schilling's KULENKAMPFFS SCHUHE ( Grimme Prize and Deutscher TV Award 2019), Andres Veiels BEUYS ( German movie Award Best Documentary 2018), Anne Zohra Berrached 's 24 WEEKS ( German Silver Film Award 2017), Lars Kraumes THE STATE AGAINST FRITZ BAUER ( German Film Prize 2016), Julia Albrechts THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE TAT ( Grimme Prize 2016), Markus Imhoof's MORE THAN HONEY ( German Film Award 2013 as well Austrian and Swiss Film Awards ), WESTEN by Christian Schwochow ( German Film award for Jördis Triebel ), Corinna Belz' GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING ( German Film Award 2012), Arnon Goldfinger 's DIE WOHNUNG (Ofir Award ), as well as BLACK BOX BRD by Andres Veiel ( European and German film award ). About it out he is a co-production partner for several films by the renowned Russian Director Aleksandr Sokurov ( et al . MOLOCH, FATHER AND SON, FRANCOFONIA). Thomas Kufus realized together with business partner and director Volker Heise groundbreaking , documentary television formats like 24H BERLIN – A DAY IN THE LIFE and 24H JERUSALEM ( both German TV Prize ) and SCHWARZWALDHAUS 1902. For 24H JERUSALEM he received the German Producer Prize Academy of Television . The format was continued with the projects 24H BAYERN and 24H EUROPA . Thomas Kufus is member of the Germans film academy . From November 2009 to early 2015 he was too whose CEO .

To the city Laupheim
Laupheim , the birthplace of the film pioneer Carl Laemmle , is a more economical node between Stuttgart, Ulm and Lake Constance. Until today is Carl Laemmle in Laupheim visible , under other through a artistic designed a Carl Laemmle fountain, a Carl Laemmle path , the Carl Laemmle grammar school and a own Department in the museum to History of Christians and Jews . To his 150th year of birth reminded the city Laupheim with over 70 events at their most famous son . Since beginning of the year 2019 one life size sculpture Laemmles before _ Entrance of the culture house .

Carl Lammle Producer
Award First more independent German producer price draws the Carl Laemmle producer price yearly the life's work one outstanding producer personality out and puts simultaneously generally the special performance of the producers _ in the creative and economic process of filmmaking in a special way . The award is endowed with 40,000 euros . Carl Lammle producer price became in the Year 2017 on the occasion of the 150th birthday of the film pioneer and inventor of Hollywood Carl Laemmle through the producer alliance together with Carl Laemmles city of birth Laupheim launched . _ _

A special Thanks to the organizers address to the sponsors and supporters of Carl Laemmle Producer Prize 2023. The award ceremony becomes courtesy of _ Supported by: main sponsor Kreissparkasse Biberach, Savings Banks Association Baden-Württemberg, VFF – collecting society for film and television producers mbH / L-Bank – State Bank for Baden-Württemberg, Max Weishaupt GmbH , MFG Media and Film Society Baden-Württemberg mbH , Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH , Uhlmann Pac - Systems GmbH & Co. KG / AutoCenter Benz GmbH , association of the self- employed Laupheim , EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, Laupheimer Entrepreneurs ' Circle , Robert Aebi GmbH , surge construction company GmbH , Volksbank Raiffeisen Bank Laupheim - Illertal eG / AxSun Solar GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Laemmle Förderverein eV, cine plus Production Service GmbH , Erwin Halder KG, Ulm Chamber of Industry and Commerce , JERMI Käsewerk GmbH , Matthäus Schmid construction company GmbH & Co. KG, Spohn GmbH , Striebel GmbH , media partner : Südwestrundfunk .


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