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Glashütte Original - Jury named for Glashütte Original - Documentary Award 2018

Glashütte Original Jury named for Glashütte Original - Documentary Award 2018

For the second time ever, the Berlin International Film Festival 2018 will present the Glashütte Original-Documentary Award, which was established in 2017 thanks to the support of Glashütte Original.

The Glashütte Original-Documentary Award is endowed with € 50,000, funded by Glashütte Original. The prize money will be split between the film’s director and producer. A total of 18 documentary entries from the current programmes of the Competition, Berlinale Special, Panorama, Forum, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections and the special presentation Culinary Cinema are nominated for the Glashütte Original-Documentary Award.
The prize will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast on February 24. In addition to the prize money, Glashütte Original will also provide the trophy, which will be finely crafted in the company’s manufactory in Saxony.

A three-member jury, composed of Cíntia Gil (Portugal), co-directors of the Doclisboa, Portugal’s most important and steadily expanding documentary film festival; director Ulrike Ottinger (Germany); and  journalist, playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker Eric Schlosser (USA), will pick the winner.

Films nominated for the Glashütte Original-Documentary Award

Competition – Out of competition (1)

Eldorado
Switzerland / Germany
By Markus Imhoof

Berlinale Special (1)

Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns)
Argentina
By Fernando Solanas

Panorama (6)

Al Gami'ya (What Comes Around)
Lebanon / Egypt / Greece / Qatar / Slovenia
By Reem Saleh

Až prijde válka (When the War Comes)
Czech Republic / Croatia
By Jan Gebert

Ex Pajé (Ex Shaman)
Brazil
By Luiz Bolognesi

Game Girls
France / Germany
By Alina Skrzeszewska

Obscuro Barocco
France / Greece
By Evangelia Kranioti

Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF)
Germany / France / Brazil
By Karim Aïnouz

Forum (5)

Den' Pobedy (Victory Day)
Germany
By Sergei Loznitsa

L'empire de la perfection (In the Realm of Perfection)
France
By Julien Faraut

Minatomachi (Inland Sea)
Japan / USA
By Kazuhiro Soda

Premières solitudes (Young Solitude)
France
By Claire Simon

Waldheims Walzer
Austria
By Ruth Beckermann


Generation (2)

Ceres
Belgium / Netherlands
By Janet van den Brand

What Walaa Wants
Canada / Denmark
By Christy Garland

Perspektive Deutsches Kino (2)

The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life
Germany / Mexico
By Zita Erffa

draußen
Germany
By Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht

Culinary Cinema (1)

The Green Lie
Austria
By Werner Boote

All nominated films will celebrate their world premiere at the Berlinale 2018.

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