Last Update 22:17
Friday, 15 November 2019

Three awards go to joint German-Arab film project in Berlinale Talents

Robert Bosch Stiftung has revealed the three Film Prize winners as part of Berlinale Talents during the 66th Berlin International Film Festival

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Feb 2016
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Winners of the Robert Bosch Stiftung award, part of Berlinale 2016 (Photo: courtesy of MAD Production)
Views: 2083
Views: 2083

Three awards were announced this year for a joint Arab-German film project in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which runs until 21 February.

"Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for international cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers to realize a joint film project. The prizes, each worth up to 60,000 euros, are awarded in the categories short animation, short fiction film, and short or feature length documentary," the Robert Bosch Stiftung website reads.

The website adds that the young filmmakers are given an opportunity to explore the methods and creative styles of their partner country.

The Film Prize for the documentary film project went to the Lebanese-German documentary Miguel's War by director Eliane Raheb and co-producers Lissi Muschol and Margot Haiböck. 

The Film Prize for the short fiction project was awarded to Tshweesh (Lebanon-Germany) by director Feyrouz Serhal and producer Stefan Gieren

The Film Prize for the animation film project went to Four Acts for Syria (Syria-Germany) by directors Waref Abu Quba and Kevrok Mourad, and producer Eva Illmer.

This year's jury included several renowned names from the film field: George David, Director of the Royal Film Commission of Jordan; Johannes Ebert, General Secretary of Goethe-Institute; Doris Hepp, Commissioning Editor of ZDF/Arte, Producer Roman Paul, founder of Razor Film Production Berlin; Hania Mroué, Director of Metropolis Art Cinema Beirut; Director Marianne Khoury, co-manager of Misr International Films Cairo, and Florian Weghorn, Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents.

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.