Berlinale: Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Compass-Perspektive-Award &

The Compass-Perspektive-Award is awarded to the best film in the current Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme. The award includes €5,000 in prize money and the director is given a trophy in the form of a compass.

Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Talents jointly award the annual Kompagnon-Fellowship. Eligible to apply are directors and screenwriters of short or feature films who were part of the last edition of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, as well as permanent residents of Germany who will participate in the “Script Station”, ”Doc Station” or ”Short Film Station” at the current edition of Berlinale Talents.

A jury, comprised of three film professionals, will select one winner from Berlinale Talents and one from Perspektive Deutsches Kino. In addition to a stipend of 5,000 euros (2,500 euros for short films) for the independent development of a screenplay or project, the “Kompagnon” also provides a mentoring programme to help strengthen the filmmaker’s artistic signature, alongside professional coaching and improved industry networking opportunities.

Winner Compass-Perspektive-Award 2019

Maryam Zaree

Born in Evin by Maryam Zaree

Jury statement
“In Born in Evin, Maryam Zaree takes us along on a search for her own past, in a gruesome chapter of Iranian history. Resolute and sincere, brave and moving, the filmmaker relentlessly hunts for answers to unasked questions, in the process drawing us ever-deeper into her story and to a collective blind spot. She takes a stand, undaunted, and assumes responsibility for breaking the silence for an entire generation.”

Winners Kompagnon-Fellowship 2019

Trini Götze, Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Julian Pörksen, Andrea Hohnen, Jerry Hoffmann

Transit Times by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu (Berlinale Talents 2019)

Jury statement
Moldavia, the beginning of the 1990s, in the post-Soviet transitional period: a family experiences the decay of old familiar structures, and the strong mother’s increasingly desperate survival strategies eventually cease to be of any help. Transit Times takes a look at the plight of individuals who are forced to leave their homelands against their will. The visual power of Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu’s previous films instils us with great faith that this current project will also bear her very own sensual and poetic signature.

To Be Continued by Julian Pörksen (Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2017).

Jury statement
As she lies dying, the adult children of a matriarch learn of her plan to have herself cryogenically frozen. What unfolds afterward around her deathbed is a tenderly observed family crisis, a surreal grotesque featuring copious gallows humour. From his artistic experiences in between the worlds of theatre and film, Julian Pörksen develops an idiosyncratic universe of characters that in our estimation promises to deliver a highly individual and special film.

The 2019 Jury

Trini Götze
Born in Dresden in 1982, she initially completed an apprenticeship as in maketing and communications. During her subsequent studies at the HFF Munich she realised I Remember under the direction of Janna Ji Wonders, which premiered in 2015 in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, and founded her company Trimafilm. Since 2017, she has been managing partner alongside David Armati Lechner and produced her first two feature films: Alles ist gut and Relativity. Alles ist gut, the graduation film by director Eva Trobisch, was awarded the First Feature Award at the Locarno Film Festival and won several prizes at the Munich International Film Festival. In 2018, Götze and Armati Lechner received the VGF Young Producers Prize for their work.

Jerry Hoffmann
Jerry Hoffmann studied acting and directing in Berlin, Los Angeles and Munich. When he was 18 years old, he gave his acting debut as Samir in Shahada which ran in the 2010 Berlinale Competition and won international awards. This was followed by theatre and film roles in national and international productions, many of which were awarded (Deutscher Filmpreis, Grimme Award, Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Gold Hugo, Crystal Globe, Goldene Kamera, Prix Europa). His latest project Am Ende Legenden will be released in cinemas in 2019.

Andrea Hohnen
Born in Bonn, she first studied music in Florence and Stuttgart (diploma 1980), then theatre, film and television in Berlin (M.A. 1987). She worked among other things as a cabaret artist, piano teacher, theatre director, video tutor and documentary filmmaker. Also, she is associated with the European Summer Academies for film and media of the Academy of Arts Berlin, the German Film and Television Academy Berlin as a speaker for international festival contacts and public relations as well as the Filmfest Ludwigsburg / Stuttgart as program director of the European feature and short film competitions. In 2000, she started managing the overall conception and implementation of the German newcomer award First Steps. Since 2018 she is the artistic director of First Steps.