German Cinema Prize; Zurich FF winners; UK release date of “Belfast”; ‘Interstellar Ella’ Offers – Global Files


Tops “I am your man” German Cinema Prize

that of Maria Schrader I am your man won four awards at the Lolas, the national awards for German cinema, on Saturday night. The film won the Best Picture award as well as awards for screenwriting, directing and lead actress Maren Eggert. The awards were physically held this year with over 1,000 participants in Berlin, although Schrader is currently in New York, so he attended remotely. Oliver Masucci also won the award for best actor for his performance in Enfant terrible, and Mr. Bachmann and his class, which won the award for best documentary. Senta Berger received the Lifetime Achievement Award. I am your man is Germany’s entry to the Oscars this year. Director Schrader recently won an Emmy for her work on Unorthodox.

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Zurich Fest winners

This year Zurich Film Festival crowned its winners. A golden eye everyone went to the movies The Mif by Fred Baillif (Concours Focus), A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano (Feature Films Competition) and Ivanna’s life by Renato Borrayo Serrano (Documentary Films Competition). The ZFF Children’s Jury also presented the Petit Oeil d’Or to The Wolf And The Lion. As previously announced, honorary awards were given this year to Sharon Stone, Pamela Abdy, Paolo Sorrentino, Mychael Danna and Paul Schrader. The festival also confirmed today that it had welcomed 102,000 visitors this year (all in person), a 50% increase from last year. Highlights included one of the first projections of Bond’s new photo No time to die. “Many more people attended the Zurich Film Festival than we could have hoped for, showing that the cinema is making a comeback. Many filmmakers were able to present their films to a real audience in a movie theater for the first time and were touched by their encounters with viewers, ”said Christian Jungen, artistic director of ZFF.

‘Belfast’ release in UK

Kenneth Branagh’s awards season nominee Belfast will be released in the UK on February 25, 2022 via Universal Pictures International. Written and directed by Branagh, the photo is a personal story for the filmmaker, chronicling a young boy and his working-class family as they experience the tumultuous late 1960s in the titular capital of Northern Ireland. The film premiered at Telluride and won the coveted People’s Choice Award in Toronto.

Aardman seals ‘Interstellar Ella’ offers

Animation company Aardman and co-producers Fabrique Fantastique (Belgium) and Apartment 11 (Canada) have announced agreements with a number of international broadcasters to acquire the first season of Interstellar Ella – a 52 x 11 minute CGI animation series aimed at children aged 4 to 7. The series is commissioned by VRT Ketnet TV (Belgium), Knowledge Kids, Société Radio-Canada, TFO, TVOkids (Canada) with agreements concluded with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and YLE Finland. The show follows eight-year-old Ella Ryder and her friends’ adventures in space, where they discover as much about themselves as they do about planets and astronomy.

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