The Berlinale Camera is awarded to film personalities to whom the Berlin International Film Festival feels particularly indebted. By bestowing this honor, the Berlinale wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation. The Berlinale Camera has been awarded since 1986. This year it will be donated for the first time by the jeweler Georg Hornemann from Düsseldorf. At the 54th Berlinale the producer Regina Ziegler is to be honored with a Berlinale Kamera.
The grand dame of German film and television has a weakness for red. Since 1973 Regina Ziegler and her company, Ziegler Film, have produced over 250 films, including Kamikaze with Rainer W. Fassbinder, the screen adaptation of Fabian, which was nominated for an Oscar, Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak and the comedy Suche impotenten Mann fürs Leben (In Search of an Impotent Man). With Erotic Tales – made by a number of internationally celebrated directors, such as Hal Hartley and Susan Seidelman – Ziegler, an Adolf Grimme Award winner, established herself in the world market. Her motto is: “Producing remains difficult.”
On February 8 at 11:00 am, in Cinestar 2, producer Regina Ziegler will be awarded a Berlinale Camera. In tribute of this occasion Norbert Schneider will hold a laudatory speech and the film Kamikaze by Wolf Gremm will be screened.
February 6, 2004