Young film lovers with passion for movie reviewing can apply from today for becoming a jury member of the Berlinale prize “Dialogue en perspective”. The prize was initiated by TV5MONDE and the German-French Youth Office and will be awarded at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (February 8-18 2007) to a film of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section.
Seven German and French cineasts between 18 and 29 years will be selected for the jury. In 2007, the prize will be awarded for the fourth time. Film lovers, who have a passion for discussion, a strong opinion about films and who can do all this both in German and French, get the unique chance to participate in the upcoming Berlinale. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2007.
The seven winners will be invited to Berlin for the entire course of the festival – including travel costs, accommodation and half-board. They will attend all screenings in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section during the Berlinale and, following the screenings, will present the prize to the film-maker of the winning film.
The aim of the “Dialogue en perspective” prize for TV5MONDE and the German-French Youth Office is to promote an intercultural dialogue between young German and French people, and to inspire enthusiasm for German film among young French people. The prize will be awarded to a film which appeals to critical young people of various cultural backgrounds.
In 2006, the film Der Lebensversicherer (Running On Empty) by Bülent Akinci won the prize “Dialogue en perspective”. The film is about the odyssey of an insurance agent who drives restlessly on the German Autobahn until he finally finds the woman who changes his life forever. The film starts in German cinemas on December 9, 2006.
The winner 2005 has already made his way over the Rhine: The film debut Netto by film student Robert Thalheim got very good reviews in Germany and will start in French cinemas in March 2007.
November 23, 2006