And the winners are

At times funny, at times moving, always topical: These four films won over the jury of the film contest on the Legacy study. 

Jury and prize winners
Jury and prize winners Phil Dera für DIE ZEIT

A flood of data, social networks, anonymity on the Internet: Digitization played a major role in the film contest on the Legacy Study. Numerous young filmmakers addressed the theme, and did so successfully. “Drowning” by director Pedro Harres – an animated movie on the sheer pull of modern communication – won the Audience Award. Around 4,500 users took part in the voting on deutschland.de. At the awards ceremony on Thursday in Berlin the jury awarded a prize to “Comments”. The film by director Jannis Alexander Kiefer addresses the culture of debate in the social media.

Comments’ succeeds in five unsettling minutes in placing the spotlight firmly on a very important aspect.

The jury of the film contest on the Legacy study

“’Comments’ succeeds in five unsettling minutes in placing the spotlight firmly on a very important aspect that will in future prompt us to think twice about how we comment on things,” the jury stated. The commission made up of actors, producers, video artists and directors also awarded prizes to two other films “The German Desire for Children?” by Merle Grimme and “MONDAY – A Geman Lovestory” by Sophie Linnenbaum. The two likewise focussed on core topics addressed in the Legacy Study: The role of women in society today and the relationship between work and life.

The prizes were bestowed during a conference hosted by the weekly DIE ZEIT. The awards ceremony started with a discussion. Andreas Görgen, Head of the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication at the German Federal Foreign Office, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of DIE ZEIT Moritz Müller-Wirtz, and Claudia Löwe, Managing Director of DFA Produktion GmbH, talked about the exciting filmic takes on the Legacy Study.