Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2004


Feb 12, 2004:
The Independent Juries Award Ceremony

State Secretary Monika Beck, the official federal representative of Saarland, invites guests and the press to the 54th Berlin International Film Festival Independent Juries Award Ceremony at the Saarland State Offices in Berlin. Both the hostess and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will say a few words of welcome.

Saturday 14 February 2004

11:30 a.m. – approx. 1:00 p.m. (followed by a reception) Vertretung des Saarlandes beim Bund, In den Ministergärten 4, 10117 Berlin

Ecumenical Jury

Since 1992, the international film organizations of the Protestant and Catholic Churches – INTERFILM and SIGNIS – have been represented by the Ecumenical Jury. It consists of six members and awards its main prize to a film entered in the Competition. It awards two other prizes of 2.500 Euro to a film from the Panorama and Forum respectively. The prizes go to directors who have displayed genuine artistic talent and succeeded in portraying actions or human experiences that comply with the Gospels or sensitize viewers to spiritual, human or social values.

LVT – Manfred Salzgeber-Jury

This jury consists of three members and its prize is dedicated to the work of Manfred Salzgeber, the former Panorama director. The winner should be an innovative feature film of the Official Programme which has no distributor in more than one European country. In addidtion the awarded film will be subtitled in up to three languages by Laser Vidéo Titrages (LVT).

Guild Jury

The jury of the Guild of German Art Cinemas is composed of three members who run movie houses and are members of the Guild. The jury awards its prize to a film screened in the Competition of the Official Programme.

Jury Dialogue en perspective

The prize Dialogue en perspective for an outstanding work screened in the Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino was initiated by the the French channel TV 5 in cooperation with Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW) and the Berlin International Film Festival. The jury consists of four French and three German members and a jury president. The prize aspires to make new German cinema more accessible to young French audiences. Thus the winning film will also be presented at the Festival of German Film in Paris.

C.I.C.A.E. Jury

Confédération Internationale des Cinémas D’Art et Essai (C.I.C.A.E.). The jury of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas comprises one jury for the Panorama and one for the Forum. Each jury has three members and awards one prize in its section.


Founded in 1947, FICC/IFFS is the international umbrella organization for film societies. The films awarded the Don Quixote prize or a special mention by the jury will be listed in the FICC’s catalogue of “Film Distribution Network” which then furthers their international distribution.


The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) is an alliance of festival organizers and film critics whose aim is to support Asian film. The jury, consisting of three members, views and awards a prize to an Asian film in the Forum.

Berliner Zeitung Readers’ Jury

The jury is composed of nine readers of the Berliner Zeitung. It awards a prize to a film screened in the Forum.

Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Jury

The jury consists of 25 members and awards its prize to a feature film screened in the Competition.

Members of the Jurys

Ecumenical Jury

Werner Schneider-Quindeau Jury President (Germany)

Julienne N. Munyaneza (Rwanda)

Marjorie Suchocki (USA)

Lothar Strüber (Deutschland)

Frank Forst (USA)

Oldrich Selucky (Czech Republic)

LVT – Manfred Salzgeber-Jury

Eduardo Antín (Argentina)

Tania Blanich (USA)

Eva Zaoralová (Czech Republic)

DIALOGUE en Perspective

Albert Wiederspiel (Germany)

Juryvorsitzender Julie Kreuzer (France)

Hervé Carriou (France)

Patrick Innocenti (France)

Yann Dieuaide (France)

Almut Steinlein (Germany)

Olenka Deisler (Germany)

Frédéric Jaeger (Germany)


Garin Nugroho (Indonesia)

Dorothea Holloway (Germany)

Fang Yu (China)


Adrian Kutter (Germany)

Thomas Engel (Germany)

Karl-Heinz Somnitz (Germany)



Pedro Bandeira Freire (Portugal)

Marianne Piquet (France)

Christian Kaiser (Germany)


Domenico Dinoia (Italia)

Pinia Frey (Switzerland)

Holger Ziegler (Germany)


Thomas Jäger (Germany)

Dominic Schmid (Switzerland)

André Viane (Portugal)


25 Readers

Berliner Zeitung

Heike Uhl

Ute Lubosch

Kien Nghi Ha

Cory Vielma

Christine Schön

Sophie Schäfer

Eberhard Dinius

Judit Bank-Langhans

Mathias Reddmann

Press Office

February 12, 2004