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January 2018, berlinale forum

Five Forum Films Up For First Feature Award

Five feature debuts from the Forum programme are up for the 50 000 Euro first feature award: LA CAMA (THE BED) by Mónica Lairana, DRVO (THE TREE) by André Gil Mata und AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL by Hu Bo, KAOTIČNI ŽIVOT NADE KADIĆ (THE CHAOTIC LIFE OF NADA KADIĆ) by Marta Hernaiz and NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE by Ricky D’Ambrose. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick and the heads of the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Generation, and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections have nominated a total of 18 directorial debuts. The prize worth 50.000 Euro will be awarded by a jury consisting of the filmmakers Jonas Carpignano (Italy) and Călin Peter Netzer (Romania) as well as Noa Regev, director of the Cinematheque Jerusalem (Israel).

More information can be found at www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/preise_und_juries/best_first_feature_award/index.html