Braunschweig International Film Festival

Mon 3rd Dec 18: 32nd Braunschweig International Film Festival ends with a record number of visitors

27.000 visitors attended the 32nd Braunschweig International Film Festival which ends today with the screenings of the prize-winning films and the film concert "All Quiet on the Western Front".

Countless sold-out screenings, even in the mornings, contributed to this excellent achievement. Favourites of the audience were "Die Schneiderin der Träume" (SIR) by Rohena Gera, who also won the audience award "Der Heinrich", the comedy "Womit haben wir das verdient?" by Eva Spreitzhofer and "Crystal Swan" by Darya Zhuk.



The newly introduced format "FxM: Film meets Music" with which the festival brought all film concerts together under one roof for the first time, was also very well received. The German premiere of "CAN Dialogue for a large orchestra" by Irmin Schmidt with the Braunschweig State Orchestra, the concert of the Spanish media artist Digital21 and Stefan Olsdal, bassist of the band Placebo, as well as the closing concert "All Quiet on the Western Front" played by the Braunschweig State Orchestra were all sold out.



Star guest of the Festival was french actress Sandrine Bonnaire, who received the main prize "Die Europa", endowed with 20,000 euros, for her outstanding acting perfomances and services to European film culture. The award is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services the main sponsor of the Festival.

The audience award "Der Heinrich", with a prize money of 10.000 Euros, went to "Die Schneiderin der Träume" (SIR) by Rohena Gera. The "Volkswagen Financial Services Film Prize" - which was awarded for the first time - was won by Károly Ujj Mászáros for "X - The Exploited". The Green Horizons Award for the best film on the topic of sustainability went to Jasmin Herold and Michael Beamish for "Dark Eden". Anna Suk received the Braunschweig Film Award for Best Young Actress for her role in Stefan A. Lukacs' "Cops".

The Polish director Olga Chajdas received the Lower Saxony Queer Film Prize for "Nina". The German-French Youth Prize "KINEMA" went to "Blue My Mind" by Lisa Brühlmann. "My Favorite Fabric" by Gaya Jiji won "Die Goldenen Vier Linden" for the best film of the series "Heimspiel".

In addition, the festival awarded the "White Lion" to the film composer, Irmin Schmidt, for his life's work.


Winning Films:

Audience award „Der Heinrich“
Die Schneiderin der Träume
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/die-schneiderin-der-tr-196ume-4797/
Interview mit Regisseurin Rohena Gera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAKIm5qjxvI

Volkswagen Financial Services film prize
X – The Exploited by Károly Ujj Mászáros
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/x-the-exploited-4811/

Queer Movie Award of Lower Saxony
Nina by Olga Chajdas
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/nina-5266/

Braunschweiger Filmpreis
Anna Suk for her performance in „Cops“
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/cops-4888/
Interview mit Anna Suk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaPpSLUJRvU

Green Horizons Award
Dark Eden
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/dark-eden-5148/

German-french youth award KINEMA
Blue My Mind
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/blue-my-mind-4884/

„Die Goldenen Vier Linden“
My Favorite Fabric
https://www.filmfest-braunschweig.de/programm/filmsuche/details/my-favorite-fabric-4840/

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