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Terry Gilliam and Andy Serkis honored at next eDIT 9

Filmmaker's Festival is proud to bestowe Festival Honors upon Terry Gilliam, a truly great visionary of cinema. Terry Gilliam enjoys cult-status amongst generations of film-lovers. The writer, director and lead cartoonist shaped the style of the Monty Python group and their time. Films like 12 Monkeys or Brazil further cemented his reputation as an uncompromising filmmaker of extraordinary visionary power and humor.

Terry Gilliam will be interviewed at the Festival Honors Salon on Monday, 25th at 6 p.m. prior to the exclusive screening of his new feature film Tideland.
The first Filmmaker’s Festival Special Achievement Award, for unique individual contribution to film making will be presented to Andy Serkis for his performances as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Kong in King Kong.

All awards – also Ray Harryhausen receives Festival Honors as mentioned earlier - will be presented at the Opening Gala of eDIT 9. Filmmaker's Festival on September 24th.

++ Marla Glen opens Festival
Marla Glen will perform as the top act of the opening gala, the social highlight of the Festival. The charismatic Blues&Jazz singer will contribute a special selection of songs exclusively for all festival guests at the CineStar Metropolis lobby after the award ceremonies. In addition, Metawelten will provide the attendees with an extraordinary cultural experience, adressing sensual, partly unconscious perception.

+++ Focus: Commercials at eDIT 9.
Commercials ever so often set standards for innovative visualisation and storytelling. eDIT 9. Filmmaker's Festival dedicates a program area to them on September, 25th.

In Making Of Extraordinary Commercials the creators of Guiness: noitulovE, Siemens: Welcome to the jungle, Klicksafe: Visitors and Renault: Crashtest explain their work.

AVANTGARDE! from different areas of the moving image offers inspiration beyond fashion and trend: Stefan Weil (SkyArena), Prof. Bernd Kracke (HfG), Franz Aumüller (Cocoon Club) and video artist Stephan Heinrich Ebner present.

Docu-Commercials of the brazilian Selecao for Nike and the Internet: Road to Alegria presented by Cristiano Civitillo.

The office for private broadcasting (LPR) offers a discussion about Product Placement with minister of state Stefan Grüttner, Prof. Wolfgang Thaenert, Regina Ziegler and many others. Registration required at


The annual vdw-awards are presented on the occasion of eDIT 9. Filmmaker's Festival – it is one of the most acclaimed advertising film awards of Germany.

++++ Das Parfüm & Cars
Last Thursday Das Parfüm – Geschichte eines Mörders celebrated it' s glamorous premiere in Munich while Cars had its German release. All who want to learn more about the truth behind the images and their creation are welcome to attend Vit Komrzy's and Viktor Muller's The Visual Effects of Das Parfüm on 25th. September and Steve May's The Making of Cars on September 26th at eDIT 9. Filmmaker's Festival.

+++++ eDIT: network
eDIT: network helps festival participants to do just that. All guests are able to enter their contact details plus a photo into a databank, accessible at terminals in the festival lobby and via Internet. eDIT: network makes it easier to contact the people you want to meet. And also those of earlier Festival years!

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