The Bavarian Film Awards (Bayerischer Filmpreis) have been awarded annually since 1979 by the State Government of Bavaria in Germany for “exceptional achievement in German filmmaking.” Along with the German Film Awards, these are the most highly regarded awards for filmmaking achievement in Germany.
The Bavarian Film Awards Gala always takes place in mid-January at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich to honour films released in the previous year, and is one of the most glamorous highlights in the German film calendar.
This year’s winners of the Bavarian Film Awards 2013 are:
Best Producer: Stefan Arndt, Cloud Atlas
Best Directing: Michael Haneke, Liebe (Amour)
Best Actress: Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Ahrendt
Best Actor: Tom Schilling, Oh Boy
Best Screenplay: Jan Ole Gerster, Oh Boy
Best Cinematography: Jakub Bejnarowicz, Gnade (Mercy)
Best Documentary Film: Markus Imhoof, More than Honey
Best Young Actress: Lisa Brand, Der Verdingbub (The Foster Boy)
Best Young Actor: Sabin Tambrea, Ludwig II.
Best New Director: Michaela Kezele, Die Brücke am Ibar (My Beautiful Country)
Best Young People’s Film: Cyrill Boss, Philip Stennert, Das Haus der Krokodile (Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion)
Best Young Producer: Christian Füllmich, Torben Maas, Maximilian Plettau, Nemez
Best Film Score: Max Richter, Lore
Audience Award: Bora Dagtekin, Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners)
Ehrenpreis des Bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten (Honourary Award): Margarethe von Trotta
We are mostly happy for Stefan Arndt with Cloud Atlas – an English language German production and probably the most exepensive German film produced ever. We personally also wanna nominate Sabin Tambrea for the best quote of the evening when he asked with a twinkle in his eyes: “This award is tax-free right?”. Haha, nicely done, Sabin :-)
photo credentials: Julia S. for V’s World