GWFF Best First Feature Award

Due to the special festival format in 2021, this page is published with the proviso that it is subject to further updates.

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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 Euros, 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.

For the 2021 Berlinale, the winner of this award will be decided by a three-person jury which is scheduled to meet during the Summer Special in June.

Download Guidelines GWFF Best First Feature Award, PDF (56 KB)