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Ecumenical Award at the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken

Monday 25 January 2016, by SIGNIS

Saarbrücken, Brussels, January 25th, 2016 (SIGNIS/Interfilm). For the second time, the Ecumenical Jury awarded a prize at the 37th Film festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken, Germany. The Ecumenical Prize, endowed with 2000 € by the Evangelical and Catholic Associations for Adult Education in the Saarland, was given to the film Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare) by Akiz, Germany 2015.

The Nightmare” is about dealing with anxieties. The audience takes part in Tina’s growing self-awareness. She meets her own dark side in form of a strange creature which she learns to accept – Tina’s internal world is made visible by the nightmare. At the same time the film is about the acceptance of personal peculiarities and the social approach to anomalies. For these issues Akiz has found an extraordinarily artistic expression, provoking, irritating – and convincing.

The members of the Jury were: Gerhard Alt (Germany) – President, Melanie Pollmeier (Switzerland), Wolf-Dieter Scheid (Germany) and Sarah Julia Stross (Austria)

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