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 Euros 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 Jury 2022

Henning Beckhoff

Henning Beckhoff’s graduation film Off Season was presented in the 2019 Perspektive Deutsches Kino section, was nominated for the First Steps Award and won the Michael Ballhaus Prize. His debut feature film, Fünf Dinge die ich nicht verstehe, won a number of awards and was released in cinemas by Filmgalerie 451. Henning is a Berlinale Talents alumnus and has been awarded a Wim Wenders grant to promote innovative cinematic storytelling. His screenplays have seen him selected for the Cannes “Résidence du Festival” in Paris and the Berlinale Talents Script Station. He has also been invited by the Goethe-Institut to a residency at the Villa Kamogawa in Japan.

© Sarah Beckhoff

Sara Fazilat

Sara Fazilat is an actor, film producer and screenwriter. She attended RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, followed by studies in film production at the DFFB in Berlin and Columbia University in New York. She spent the first years of her career chiefly in front of the camera, appearing in many films as an actor. In 2017, she won a VGF Young Producers grant and was invited to participate in Berlinale Talents as co-screenwriter of the film Nico, which went on to become her graduation film at the DFFB in 2021. Fazilat won the Best Young Actress award at the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival for playing the role of Nico. In the same year, she also won prizes including First Steps’ NO FEAR Award as a producer. Fazilat is a board member of the ProQuote Film association and has founded her own production company, Third Culture Kids.

© Constantin Campean

Carlotta Kittel

Carlotta Kittel works as a freelance film editor, filmmaker and editing lecturer in Berlin. From 2007 to 2016, she studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (formerly HFF), first in the editing programme, then as a postgraduate “Meisterschülerin". In 2010-11, she spent a year abroad to study editing and directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Kittel now edits fiction and documentary films for cinema and TV. As a director, her work focuses on interview-based documentaries, as can be seen in her feature-length film Er Sie Ich (He She I), which was released in German cinemas in March 2018 and longlisted for the German Film Awards. Since 2020, Kittel has served as a board member for the German Editors’ Association (BFS). She is also a member of the AG DOK documentary association, the ProQuote Film association and the German Film Academy.

© Johannes Praus