Berlinale: Perspektive Deutsches Kino


Compass-Perspektive-Award &
Kompagnon-Fellowship

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.

The 2018 Jury

Sol Bondy
Sol Bondy was born in 1979 and grew up in London, Spain and Berlin and studied film production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). In 2013 he graduated from the Trans Atlantic Partners programme and was recognised by Screen International as one of the world’s 30 “Future Leaders: Producers”. He is co-founder of One Two Films production company which has co-produced films including The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Under the Tree, The Tale and The Bookshop. Sol Bondy is a member of the European Film Academy and teaches at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam and FAMU in Prague.

Sung-Hyung Cho
Sung-Hyung Cho is an ethnographic documentary filmmaker. Her main subject matters include homeland and everyday life, at the moment particularly North Korean everyday life. For her debut film Full Metal Village she won the prestigious Max Ophüls Award as well as the Hessian Film Award, the Schleswig-Holstein Film Award and the DEFA Award for the Promotion of Young Artists. Further films followed: Endstation der Sehnsüchte (Home from Home), Verliebt Verlobt Verloren and Meine Brüder und Schwestern im Norden (My Brothers and Sisters in the North). Since 2011 she has been Professor of Moving Image and Artistic Film at the Saar College of Fine Arts (HBKsaar).

Jules Herrmann
Jules Herrmann studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam. Her short film Auszeit (Time Out) screened at the Berlinale and won the Grand Prix at the Oskariada film festival in Warsaw. She co-produced the multi-award-winning film Die Geschichte vom Astronauten. Her French-German debut feature as a director, LIEBMANN, premiered in Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale and went on to screen at numerous festivals and in French and German cinemas. The film was nominated for the TEDDY AWARD, the European Film Award and the German Film Critics’ Award.