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Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse (Mr Bachmann and his Class)
Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse (Mr Bachmann and his Class)

Mr Bachmann and his Class (Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse) by Maria Speth won the Berlinale Competition Audience Award at Summer Special edition of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. In the German film, a charismatic teacher helps his students, who all come from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world.

Watch a trailer video clip from Mr Bachmann and his Class (Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse).

The Panorama Audience Award 2021 went to the Brazilian film The Last Forest (A Última Floresta) directed by Luiz Bolognesi. In the film, Luiz Bolognesi documents the Indigenous community of the Yanomami and their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rainforest.

Watch the offficial trailer for The Last Forest (A Última Floresta).

2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award

Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse (Mr Bachmann and His Class)
(Germany)
by Maria Speth

In a German city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating foreigners, a charismatic teacher provides his pupils, who all come from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world.

The second and third place of the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award go to:

Ich bin dein Mensch (I’m Your Man)
(Germany)
by Maria Schrader

Ghasideyeh gave sefid (Ballad of a White Cow)
(Iran / France)
by Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam

Panorama Audience Award 2021

A Última Floresta (The Last Forest)
(Brazil)
by Luiz Bolognesi

In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the Indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicts their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rainforest.

The second and third place of the Panorama Audience Award go to:

Miguel’s War
(Lebanon / Germany / Spain)
by Eliane Raheb

Genderation
(Germany)
by Monika Treut

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