"Lara" directed by Jan-Ole Gerster. Lara (Corinna Harfouch) and Sohn Viktor (Tom Schilling)
“Lara” directed by Jan-Ole Gerster. Lara (Corinna Harfouch) and Sohn Viktor (Tom Schilling)

Munich International Film Festival (Filmfest München) honored talented young filmmakers with the coveted German Cinema New Talent Award, with the award for best director going to Jan-Ole Gerster for his film “Lara” and Martin Lischke (“Leif in Concert“) received the award for best producer. Two awards went to people who worked on “I Was, I Am, I Will Be“: Nils Mohl and Ilker Çatak were honored for best screenplay, while the award for best actor went to Oğulcan Arman Uslu.

The German Cinema New Talent Award is one of the most important and most generous awards for new talent in Germany. All directors, screenplay authors, actors, actresses, and producers whose films are entered in the New German Cinema section of the festival are automatically nominated for the award, insofar as their entry is their first, second, or third full-length motion picture. For producers, up to their sixth film may be considered.

Winners of the German Cinema New Talent Award 2019

German Cinema New Talent Award for BEST DIRECTOR (30,000 euros):

Jan-Ole Gerster for “Lara”

German Cinema New Talent Award for BEST ACTOR OR ACTRESS (10,000 euros):

Oğulcan Arman Uslu for “I Was, I Am, I Will Be”

German Cinema New Talent Award for BEST SCREENPLAY (10,000 euros):

Nils Mohl and Ilker Çatak for “I Was, I Am, I Will Be”

German Cinema New Talent Award for BEST PRODUCER (20,000 euros):

Martin Lischke for “Leif in Concert”

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