GWFF Best First Feature Award

Pure joy: the team of Oray 2019 in the Berlinale Palast

The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the GWFF Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with € 50,000, funded by GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to safeguarding film and television rights. The prize money is to be split between the producer and the director of the winning film. Additionally, the director is awarded with a high-quality viewfinder as both a useful instrument and memorable trophy that should accompany them on their future road to success. Debut feature films from the sections Competition, Encounters, Panorama, Forum, Generation or Perspektive Deutsches Kino compete for the award.

A three-person jury decides on the Best First Feature.

Download Guidelines GWFF Best First Feature Award, PDF (118 KB)