All about the competition 2019

Ever After (DE 2018, D: Carolina Hellsgård)

The prize for Best Feature Film is being awarded in Dortmund for the eighth time. We have films from Austria, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Palestine and the USA. There is a remarkably wide variety of genres and stories ranging from strongly documentational narratives to bitter satire, from science fiction to experimental dance film. Their topics revolve around family ties, escape and identity politics, but they are also an astonishingly sharp critique of capitalism and patriarchism.

Eight new international feature films are competing for the €15,000 prize, including one German première. The prize is divided between the director (€5,000) and the German distributor (€10,000) with the aim of promoting film distribution in Germany.

The award will be decided by an international jury.

About the competition

The Films

The Jury



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