Launched by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section and Berlinale’s co-partner Glashütte Original, the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” will be awarded for the fourth time to a young talented director prior to the Berlinale. Conceived to support young German filmmakers in developing a project, material and screenplay, the €15,000 fellowship is funded by the watch manufacturer Glashütte Original. Eligible to participate were all directors who had a film in the Perspektive programme in 2014.
On January 19, 2015, at 11 a.m., the press screenings of the Perspektive 2015 will kick off with the presentation of this fellowship to a young talent from the 2014 edition whose treatment the jury felt was the most compelling. The new jury members, all of whom will attend the award ceremony, are director Angelina Maccarone, actress Jenny Schily and producer Jochen Laube. Film journalist Knut Elstermann will host the occasion and invite the press in the name of the Berlinale to talk with the new fellowship holder afterwards.
“I am looking forward to reading the treatments for these new projects with the jury. Moreover, I am very pleased that with this fellowship we have created a new incentive for talented directors to continue working with great focus directly after their first success at the Berlinale,” comments section head Linda Söffker.