Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2003


Feb 10, 2003:
Berlinale Kamera to be awarded to Artur Brauner

The Berlinale Kamera is presented to film personalities that the Berlin International Film Festival feels especially indebted to. The Berlinale expresses its thanks and acknowledgement by bestowing this honour. Since 1986, the Berlinale Kamera has been generously donated by the Berliner jeweller, David Goldberg.

Prior to the screening of Babij Jar, on Tuesday 11, February at 9.00pm in CineStar 2, Dieter Kosslick will present a prestigious Berlinale Kamera to

Artur Brauner

for his contribution to German film. Speaking on behalf of the Berlinale will be Brauner’s daughter, journalist Dr Alice Brauner-Orthen.

Babij Jar, produced by Artur Brauner and presented at this year’s Berlinale in the Special Screening section of the Official Programme, is his most recent production in a series of films made in Germany.

Born in 1918 to a Jewish wood wholesaler in Lodz Poland, Artur Brauner is widely regarded as one of Germany’s most influential producers. His most celebrated films include Mädchen in Uniform (1958) with Romy Schneider, It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958) with Gert Fröbe and The White Rose (1981/82). In 1992 after extensive debate his film Europa Europa (1989/90) was nominated for an Oscar for the Best Screenplay.

With this Award one of Berlin’s most prominent personalities, Artur Brauner, will be honoured for his long lasting commitment and contribution to the German film community.

February 10, 2003