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NRW Film Prize: the nominations for the Best Fiction Feature and Best Documentary

  • Best Fiction Feature: „Babai“, „The People Vs. Fritz Bauer“, „Young Light“, „Toni Erdmann“, „Wild“
  • Best Documentary: „Family Business“, „Herr von Bohlen“, „Sonita“
  • Presentation during the International Film Awards on Friday, 14 October, 2016, in Cologne“
  • The Prize’s donors: the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Cologne and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
  • „Award for special filmmaking in and from NRW““

The Film Festival Cologne will be rounded off on Friday, 14 October, 2016 with the first presentation of the NRW Film Prize in the categories for Best Fiction Feature and Best Documentary. The NRW Film Prize was created to recognise films that particularly exemplify filmmaking in and from NRW. Films are considered here that have been made with substantial involvement from a NRW producer and/or have been largely produced in NRW and were released in German cinemas between 1 September, 2015 and 31 August, 2016. Both awards have prize-money totalling 10,000 Euros.

The donors of the newly created NRW Film Prize are the Federal State of North Rine-Westphalia, the City of Cologne, and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The nomination and choice of winners is the responsibility of an indEpendent jury under the chairmanship of the film critic Sven von Reden. The other jury members are Dorothee Krings (Rheinische Post), Anke Leweke (RBB Berlin), Frank Olbert (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger) and Dominik Porschen (Filmlounge Köln).

The nominees for the NRW Film Prize 2016 in the category for ¨Best Fiction Feature¨ are:

Dir: Visar Morina
Production: Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film

The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer)
Dir: Lars Kraume
Production: Thomas Kufus, zero one film / Christoph Friedel, Terz Filmproduktion

Young Light (Junges Licht)
Dir: Adolf Winkelmann
Production: Michael Smeaton, FFP New Media / Christiane Schaefer-Winkelmann, Winkelmann Filmproduktion

Toni Erdmann
Dir: Maren Ade
Production: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Komplizen Film

Dir: Nicolette Krebitz
Production: Bettina Brokemper, Heimatfilm

Nominees for the NRW Film Prize in the category of "Best Documentary" are:

Family Business
Dir: Christiane Büchner and Herbert Schwarze
Production: Tobias Büchner, Büchner.Filmproduktion

Herr von Bohlen
Dir: André Schäfer
Production: Marianne Schäfer, Florianfilm

Dir: Rokshareh Ghaem Maghami
Production: Gerd Haag, Tag/Traum Filmproduktion

The decisions on the prize-winners will be announced immediately before the beginning of the festival. The prize ceremony will be held during the NRW International Film Awards in Cologne’s Gürzenich. In addition to the NRW Film Prizes, this evening will see the presentation of the Cologne Film Prize to Claire Denis as well as the international actor, The Hollywood Reporter Award, the phoenix prize and the TV Spielfilm Award.

As a successor to the Cologne Conference, the Film Festival Cologne will be showing outstanding TV and film productions for the 26th time from 7 to 14 October, 2016. Lectures and seminars, showcases and roundtables will be on offer in an accompanying Programme.