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AWARDS Germany

Young prize-winners at Hanover


Yesterday morning, the ninth edition of the "up-and-coming" International Film Festival in Hanover (November 22-25) picked out this year’s award-winners from among the 200 selected films (98 German films and 94 other titles from 42 different countries) – a record number of titles, reflecting the significance of this biennial festival that, over the years, has received a total of 2,680 submissions from 58 different countries.

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The directors themselves turned out in record numbers; more than 200 were there to build contacts, making this "the highest attendance in the festival’s 25-year history", according to its delighted director, Burkhard Inhülsen.

The International Young Filmmakers Awards went to films from Indian, Hong Kong and Iran.

The Best Young German Talent Awards, introduced at the previous edition of the festival in 2005, are awarded according to age group. This year, the following films received awards: Kopfgeburtenkontrolle by Jan Riesenbeck (7 min), Kids in Black - der sonderbare Stein by Richard Lamprecht (27 min) and Lisei Caspers’ Grenzgebiet - Spiritual Healing (85 min).

(Translated from French)

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