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BERLINALE 2022 Awards

Berlin’s Panorama Audience Awards go to Happiness and Love, Deutschmarks and Death

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- BERLINALE 2022: The festival has also announced the winners of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, alongside the recipients of the other parallel awards decided on by independent juries

Berlin’s Panorama Audience Awards go to Happiness and Love, Deutschmarks and Death
Love, Deutschmarks and Death by Cem Kaya

The Berlinale, which this year unspooled from 10-20 February, has announced the winners of its Panorama and Perspektive Deutsches Kino categories, along with the recipients of its numerous parallel awards.

The 24th Panorama Audience Award for Best Feature went to Happiness (Kazakhstan) by Askar Uzabayev, whilst Love, Deutschmarks and Death [+see also:
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by Cem Kaya was the victor in the Panorama Dokumente category. The prizes are awarded by the Berlinale Panorama section together with radioeins and rbb Television (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). In Happiness, the main character wears orange for her job as an influencer, and a broad smile. The “Happiness” brand is her doctrine, but her home is a dark place where brute force has ruled for years. This film shows us what it costs to escape the trap of misogyny. Meanwhile, Kaya’s documentary Love, Deutschmarks and Death celebrates 60 years of Turkish music in Germany. During the Berlinale, all cinemagoers were invited to rate the films in the section on a voting card. In total, around 8,000 votes were cast and evaluated.

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Next, a jury of three – consisting of Sara Fazilat, Carlotta Kittel and Henning Beckhoff – presented the Compass-Perspektive-Award for Best Film in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme. The award, consisting of a €5,000 cash prize and a trophy in the form of a compass, was bestowed upon Rebana Liz John’s Ladies Only (Germany/India).

This year’s Teddy Awards saw the triumph of Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter by Gustavo Vinagre (Brazil), crowned Best Feature Film. The movie is set in São Paulo and takes place in a dystopian near future, wherein a virus is circulating, one that mainly attacks the brain and the ability to remember.

Finally, FIPRESCI awarded four films in the main competition and in the Encounters, Panorama and Forum strands. Paolo Taviani’s Leonora addio [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Taviani
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(Italy) was named Best Film of the Competition, whilst Bertrand Bonello’s Coma [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Bonello
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(France), Jorge Jácome’s Super Natural [+see also:
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and Lutz Pehnert’s Bettina [+see also:
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interview: Lutz Pehnert
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(Germany) won the Jury Prizes in the Encounters, Forum and Panorama categories, respectively.

Here is the list of the main parallel award winners:

Panorama Audience Award Winner – Feature Film
Happiness – Askar Uzabayev (Kazakhstan)

2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner – Feature Film
Klondike [+see also:
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interview: Maryna Er Gorbach
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]
Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine/Turkey)

3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner – Feature Film
Fogaréu [+see also:
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Flávia Neves (Brazil/France)

Panorama Audience Award Winner - Panorama Dokumente
Love, Deutschmarks and Death [+see also:
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interview: Cem Kaya
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]
– Cem Kaya (Germany)

2nd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner – Panorama Dokumente
Into My Name [+see also:
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interview: Nicolò Bassetti
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]
Nicolò Bassetti (Italy)

3rd Place Panorama Audience Award Winner Panorama Dokumente
Myanmar Diaries [+see also:
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The Myanmar Film Collective (Netherlands/Myanmar/Norway)

Compass-Perspektive-Award
Ladies Only – Rebana Liz John (Germany/India)

Ecumenical jury prizes

Prize Winner Competition
One Year, One Night [+see also:
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interview: Isaki Lacuesta
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- Isaki Lacuesta (Spain/France)

Prize Winner Panorama
Klondike – Maryna Er Gorbach

Prize Winner Forum
Geographies of Solitude – Jacquelyn Mills (Canada)

FIPRESCI jury prizes

Prize Winner Competition
Leonora addio [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Taviani
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]
Paolo Taviani (Italy)

Prize Winner Encounters
Coma [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Bertrand Bonello
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]
Bertrand Bonello (France)

Prize Winner Panorama
Bettina [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Lutz Pehnert
film profile
]
Lutz Pehnert (Germany)

Prize Winner Forum
Super Natural [+see also:
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trailer
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]
Jorge Jácome (Portugal)

CICAE Art Cinema Award

Prize Winner Panorama
Convenience Store [+see also:
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interview: Michael Borodin
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]
Michael Borodin (Russia/Slovenia/Turkey)

Prize Winner Forum
Geographies of Solitude – Jacquelyn Mills

Guild Film Prize
Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush [+see also:
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interview: Andreas Dresen
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]
Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)

Europa Cinemas Label
Beautiful Beings [+see also:
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– Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/ Netherlands/Czech Republic)

Teddy Awards

Best Feature Film
Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter – Gustavo Vinagre (Brazil)

Best Documentary/Essay Film
Alis [+see also:
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Clare Weiskopf and Nicolás van Hemelryck (Colombia/Chile/Romania)

Best Short Film
Exalted Mars – Jean-Sébastien Chauvin (France)

Jury Award
Nelly & Nadine [+see also:
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interview: Magnus Gertten
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]
Magnus Gertten (Sweden/Belgium/Norway)

Caligari Film Prize
Geographies of Solitude – Jacquelyn Mills

Peace Film Prize
All Was Good – Teresa A Braggs (India)

Amnesty International Film Awards
Myanmar Diaries – The Myanmar Film Collective

Heiner Carow Prize
Rafael Starman – Gewalten (Germany)

AG Kino Gilde – Cinema Vision 14plus
Stay Awake – Jamie Sisley (USA)

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