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Mannheim-Heidelberg Award winners

The Award Winners of the 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg
International Jury: Claudia Bedogni (Italy), Miguel Pereira (Argentina), Dr. Veit Heiduschka (Austria), Micha Schiwow (Switzerland), Alexander Bohr (Germany)

Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg
goes to Igor Sterk from Slovenia for the film Tuning / Feinabstimmung
”For the precise use of film language in the construction of a powerful visual narrative about the deconstruction of a middle class family.“

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Prize of Mannheim-Heidelberg
goes to Perry Ogden from Ireland for the film Pavee Lackeen /Wohnwagenleben / The Traveller Girl
”For a portrayal of an outcast family through a camera that brings fiction and reality into a new realm of perception.“

Special Award of the Jury
goes to Ruxandra Zenide from Romania for the film Ryna / Ryna, das Mädchen
”For her mature directorial debut and the sensitive way she depicts a girl’s harsh reality.“

Special Award of the Jury
goes to Dorotheea Petre, main actress of the film Ryna / Ryna, das Mädchen
”For her interpretation of the girl Ryna.“

Special Mention
goes to Ramin Bahrani from Iran/USA for the film Man Push Cart / Auf den Straßen New Yorks ”For a stylized vision in depicting a portrayal of loneliness.“

Special Mention
goes to Henna Ohranen from Sweden, the main actress of the film
Krama mig / Liebe, Glück und all das / Love and Happiness
”For her natural performance of a small town girl searching for her place in life.“

Best Short Film
goes to Martin Barnewitz from Denmark for the film Glimt af mørke / Glimpse of Darkness
”For the achievement of an increasing level of visual tension through the use of video technology.“

Special Mention Short Film
goes to Levan Koguashvili from Georgia for the film Vali / The Debt
”For capturing the drama within a universal story through the use of a still camera.“


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