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Awards gala event of the Filmfest Emden-Norderney

With over 600 guests attending the large award ceremony gala event of the International Filmfest Emden-Norderney was completely sold out. Moderators Hilke Theessen and Thomas Heinze presented the winners of the film awards with a total purse of € 31,500.

The minister of culture of Lower Saxony, professor Dr. Johanna Wanka, who participated in the award ceremony, underlined, "Cosmopolitan approach, high quality, and down to earth instead of the red carpet: That is a concise description of what makes up the charm of the International Filmfest Emden-Norderney. In addition you involve the audience in the award process, which shows how important the opinion of your festival visitors is for you. No wonder that not only cinema lovers, but all kinds of people come full of enthusiasm every year".

Bernhard Wicki Award

Nominations for the audience award with a total purse of € 15,000 included 14 films from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway.

Award sponsor: Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss

Award donors: Herbert Visser, Norderney; Remmer Edzards, Stadtwerke Emden; Thomas Ehrlich, Score

1st prize (€ 10,000)

"Themba" Dir.: Stefanie Sycholt

2nd prize (€ 3,000)

"De Storm", Dir.: Ben Sombogaart

3rd prize (€ 2,000)

"De Hel van `63", Dir.: Steven de Jong

DGB Trade Union Award

Four films competed for the audience award with 5,000 Euros of purse money for films especially committed to social issues. The topics of the nominated films ranges from modern working conditions and globalisation via social injustice to resistance against fascism.

Award sponsor: Hartmut Tölle

The award went to:

"Themba" Dir.: Stefanie Sycholt

NDR Young Directors Award

The NDR Young Directors Award is for the director of a German first or second time feature film. Five films were waiting for their ranking by the audience. The award carries a purse of € 5,000.

Presenter:

Thomas von Bötticher, head of the head of editorial office, NDR

The award went to:

"Renn, wenn Du kannst", Dir.: Dietrich Brüggemann

East Friesian Short Film Award

Ten productions from all over northwest Europe were in the competition for the much wanted "Ottifant Camera". The winner of the short film competition receives the Ottifant Camera designed by comedian Otto Walkes as well as € 2,500 in prize money. The second and third films receive € 1,000 Euro and € 500, respectively. Tis year is the first time that VGH regional directorate Ostfriesland is the award donor and partner of the short film competition.

Award sponsor: Lothar Streblau, regional director, VGH



1st prize (€ 2,500 + Ottifant Camera)

"Val dood", Dir.: Arne Toonen

2nd prize (€ 1,000)

"Min Papa av Papp", Dir.: Siri Rutlin

3rd prize (€ 500)

"Vaderdag", Dir.: Froukje Tan

EZetera Film Award

Following last year's excellent response the "EZetera" Film Award is presented this year. A youth jury selects the winner of the "EZetera" award and €2,500 in prize money donated by Emder Zeitung for the best film from the perspective of youths and young adults.

Award donor: Emder Zeitung

The award went to:

Jacob Matschenz and Burat Yigit, main characters of the film "Bis aufs Blut" by Oliver Kienle



Special award: A Writer's Workplace by the Sea

The most unusual award of a German film festival was also awarded again: a two-week stay to develop a propject in the loft of the small, exclusive, comfortable hotel Seesteg directly on the beach of Norderney.

Award donor: Hotel Seesteg, Norderney

The award went to:

Ken Duken, guest of this year's portrait series

Screenplay Award

From 72 screenplays handed in anonymously the jury has selected the sixth winner of the Screenplay Award on Friday, 4th June. The prize money is earmarked for the development of new projects.

Award donor: Seehafenspedition Jakob Weets

Emden Screenplay Award 2010 (€ 10,000)

"Der Käfersommer" by Agnes Schruf, Berlin

Nominations (€ 1,000)

"Gar nicht lange her" by Stephan Wagner, Berlin

"Vergissmeinnicht" by Leonie Hartmann, Berlin.

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