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"Border Stories" receives "Special Mention" Award at the Punta del Este Documentary & Fiction Film Festival 2010

  The short Film "Border Stories" by Florian Wyss received a Special Mention Award at the Punta Del Este Documentary & Fiction Film Festival 2010 in Uruguay. The Swiss Ambassador Hans-Ruedi Bortis was handed over the Award in representation of the swiss Filmmaker Florian Wyss. ...

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Border Stories

Director: Florian Wyss.
Every Year over 300'000 Latinos cross the US Border illegally through the desert from Mexico. In a group of many, Manuel & Hannibal are the only ones, who manage it this time. After running out of food and water, they finally find a lonely trailer, but also an old man with a stroke. They have to decide, if they want to get help and risking getting sent back to Mexico. A dramatic short story about dreams, goals, choices and friendship.

Best Screenplay Award for "Border Stories" by Florian Wyss at "El Festival de Cine de Granada", Spain.

Florian Wyss, a swiss Filmmaker, received for his first short Film "Border Stories", an Award for BEST SCREENPLAY at the "Film Festival Cine de Granada" on 31. March 2010 in Spain. It is a story about two Latinos crossing the US Border from Mexico illegally through the Desert. After running out of food and water they discover a seemingly abandoned Trailer, but also something enexpected. More Info and Links on Andy Svensson, Producer, Filmm...

Festival of German Films in Paris awards

Great success for German cinema at the 14th Festival of German Films in Paris (30th September – 6th October 09)!The festival was opened by Andreas Dresen's WHISKY WITH VODKA (WHISKY MIT WODKA) which had celebrated its international premiere at the festival of Karlovy Vary where it was awarded the prize for Best Direction. The French audience was also much taken by the presentation from the lead actor Henry Huebchen and the producer Christoph Mueller who were there in person to answer question...

Berlinale Team News

Dieter Kosslick has appointed Maryanne Redpath the new Director of Generation, the children’s and youth film section. She will take over on May 1, 2008. Ms. Redpath, who is currently Co-Director of the section, has worked for the festival since 1993, and has been the Berlinale delegate for Australia and New Zealand since 2005. Florian Weghorn, who has assisted Generation’s management since 2002, will succeed Maryanne Redpath as Co-Director.“With the introduction of 14plus and many other in...

Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

The 30th Portland International Film Festival wrapped up its 16 day run Sunday, February 25 after screening 82 features and 34 shorts from 35 countries to more than 31,000 Festival attendees. Enthusiastic audiences voted this year's Oscar winner Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany) Best Feature and Best New Director Award. Florian was on hand at the Opening Night Party sponsored by Hollywood Video.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (US) emerged wi...

AFI Day 6 Part 2 The Lives of Others

At midday, I caught the German feature "The Lives of Others". Directed by Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck, the film is set in East Berlin during the eighties, spanning from 1984 to around 1992. It tells the story of a Stasi officer who is assigned to watch a group of artists. As he puts a prominent theatre director, Georg Dreyman and his actress wife under survellience, he is drawn more and more into their story. As the officer gets grows to empathize with the couple, he begins to look the o...

Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar nomination

FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau nominated for Honorary Foreign Film Student OscarAcademy AwardAMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has selected five films from 39 entries coming from 23 countries. The winner of the Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar Academy Award automatically qualifies for participation in the OSCAR competition for the best short film. The short fiction film FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau – student at the Academy of Television & Film Munich (HFF/M) - was produced by Sc...


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