And these are the winners:
- the Goethe Film Prize, worth EUR 3,000, donated by the Goethe Institute, goes to “I come from…” (UK 2011) by Daniel Lucchesi and Alex Ramseyer, based on the poem “I come from…” by Joseph Buckley
- the RITTER SPORT Film Prize, worth EUR 3,000, donated by Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, goes to “Life and Deaf” (UK 2012) by Eelyn Lee, based on the poem “That’s not all of Me” by deaf young people from UK.
For the first time, three additional prizes have been awarded:
- the prize in the category Best Film for Tolerance, worth EUR 3,000 and donated by the Federal Foreign Office, has been won by “Blood is Blood” (Canada 2010) by Carolyn Marie Souaid, based on the poem “Blood is Blood” by Endre Farkas & Carolyn Marie Souaid
- the prize in the category Best Debut Film, worth EUR 1,000 and donated by Literature Across Frontiers, has been won by “Heimweg” (Germany 2010), by Franziska Otto, based on the poem “Heimweg” (Way home) by Peh
- the prize in the category Best Poem Performance on Film, worth EUR 1,000 and donated by Literature Across Frontiers, has been won by “Why I Write” (Cambodia 2011) by Masahiro Sugano, based on the poem “Why I Write” by Kosal Khiev
The radioeins Audience Prize, awarded by a jury of radioeins listeners, has gone to “Balada Catalana” by Laen Sanches (France 2010) and the ZEBRINO audience awarded their prize for the Best Poetry Film for Children and Young People, worth 500 EUR and donated by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, was won by “Der Zauberlehrling” (the sorcerer’s apprentice) by Kerstin Höckel (Germany 2012).
This year’s jury comprised the Russian poet and film critic Dmitry Golynko, the film director and professor at the film academy in Łódż (Poland) Robert Gliński, the American video artist Reynold Reynolds, the poet and film maker Michael Roes and the ARTE multi-media editor Angelika Schindler.
A project by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with interfilm Berlin and the Polish Institute Berlin.
Sponsored by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the German Literature Fund, the Foreign Office, the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, Literature Across Frontiers and the DG for Education and Culture of the European Commission, the Goethe Institute and Camelot Broadcast Services GmbH.
It takes place as part of the poesiefestival berlin