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Feb 16, 2013:
Berlinale 2013: The PanoramaAudienceAwards Go to The Broken Circle Breakdown and The Act of Killing

The public has cast its votes: the 15th PanoramaAudienceAwards - presented in collaboration with radioeins of rbb (Berlin-Brandenburg’s public radio and television station), Berlin’s city magazine tip and the Berlinale’s Panorama section - go to The Broken Circle Breakdown for fiction film, and to The Act of Killing for documentary.

The official award ceremony will be held on Berlinale Kinotag, Sunday February 17, at 5.00 pm in CinemaxX 7 at Potsdamer Platz. The awards will be presented by Panorama director Wieland Speck, radioeins programme director Robert Skuppin und tip film editor Robert Weixlbaumer. Radioeins film expert Knut Elstermann will host the event. Directly after the award ceremony, the winning fictional film will be shown. The winning documentary will follow at 8.00 pm, also in CinemaxX 7.

The PanoramaAudienceAward has been given since 1999. Since 2011, both the best fiction film and the best documentary receive awards. Berlin artist Christian Bilger created the statuette.
During the Berlinale, movie-goers were asked to rate the films shown in the Panorama section, either on cards received after the screenings or online. Altogether over 28,000 votes were cast and counted.

This year the Panorama presented 52 productions from 33 countries, of which 20 screened in the Panorama Dokumente series. While in the category fictional films The Broken Circle Breakdown took the lead early on and won by a clear margin, with the documentaries it remained exciting until the very end.

Winners of the PanoramaAudienceAward – fiction film 2013:

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Belgium/Netherlands 2012
Directed by Felix van Groeningen

2nd Place

Reaching for the Moon
Brazil 2013
Directed by Bruno Barreto

3rd Place

Canada/France 2012
Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

Winners of the PanoramaAudienceAward – documentary 2013:

The Act of Killing
Denmark/Norway/Great Britain 2012
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

2nd Place

Great Britain 2013
Directed by Kim Longinotto

3rd Place

A World Not Ours
Lebanon/Great Britain/Denmark 2012
Directed by Mahdi Fleifel

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February 16, 2013

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