5.10. - 14.10.2017

Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions

The Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions will be awarded to the films in the section Freihafen (Free Port) which will feature German-European co-productions. The German co-producer of the winning film will receive 25,000 Euro, which will be made available by the Hamburg Ministry of Culture (Behörde für Kultur und Medien). The foreign co-producer of the winning film will receive Color Grading worth around 15,000 Euro from the Hamburg post-production company Optical Art.

Award winner 2017


German Co-producer: Eva Blondiau (Color of May, Köln) / Color Grading: CTB Film Company, Moscow


Jury 2017

Renate Rose
Ehemalige Geschäftsführerin EFP (Juryvorsitz)
Hermine Huntgeburth
Michael Eckelt

Nominated Films


FF 2017 | Russia, Finland, Germany 2017 | 116 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Boris Khlebnikov
rated for 0 + years
Oleg is approaching 30 and as a doctor spends his working life saving lives. He takes far less care of his own life, often drinking too much after …


FF 2017 | Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 | 103 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Stephan Komandarev
rated for 0 + years
»God abandoned this country a long time ago«: Bulgaria, a broken society, consumed with greed, violence and social division. A handful of taxi …

The Gulf

FF 2017 | Turkey, Germany, Greece 2017 | 114 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Emre Yeksan
rated for 0 + years
Out of work and freshly divorced, Selim returns to his home town of Izmir. He refuses to make plans for the future and roams around aimlessly. …


FF 2017 | Germany, Italy, Austria 2017 | 96 Min. | OV
Director: Felix Randau
rated for 0 + years
More than 5000 years ago in the Ötztal Alps. While Kelab (Jürgen Vogel) is out hunting, his entire clan is brutally murdered, including his woman …

Jupiter's Moon

FF 2017 | Hungary, Germany 2017 | 128 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Kornel Mundruczó
rated for 0 + years
While fleeing from Syria, Aryan is shot and wounded on the border between Serbia and Hungary. Still in shock, the injured man discovers that he can …

Letters for Amina

FF 2017 | Denmark, Germany 2017 | 88 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jacob Bitsch
rated for 0 + years
The only things that give Janus hope during his time in a psychiatric clinic are letters from his old schoolfriend Amina. Then one day they stop …

Looking for Oum Kulthum

FF 2017 | Germany, Austria, Italy, Lebanon, Qatar 2017 | 92 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Shirin Neshat
rated for 0 + years
The Iranian artist Mitra has lived for years in exile and can at last begin to make her dream come true: a film about her idol, the legendary Arabian …

Mademoiselle Paradis

FF 2017 | Germany, Austria 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Barbara Albert
rated for 0 + years
Vienna, 1777. Despite having lost her sight at an early age, 18-year old Maria Theresia »Resi« Paradis (Maria Dragus) is celebrated in Viennese …

The Swan

FF 2017 | Iceland, Germany, Estonia 2016 | 90 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
rated for 0 + years
9-year old Sól is a dreamer and a petty thief – much to her parents' displeasure. So that she finally learns to be a useful member of society, she …

Tehran Taboo

FF 2017 | Germany, Austria 2016 | 93 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ali Soozandeh
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION In the schizophrenic world of Teheran, the paths of three self-confident women and one male musician cross. In the city, sex, corruption, …

Until the birds return

FF 2017 | France, Germany, Algeria, Qatar 2017 | 113 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Karim Moussaoui
rated for 0 + years
Three stories, each illustrating a different facet of Algeria – between slums and luxury apartments, rural expanses and urban moloch, the …


FF 2017 | Palestinian Territories, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Annemarie Jacir
rated for 0 + years
Architect Shadi is not exactly overjoyed that he has to return to his home city of Nazareth after years of living in Rome – but Palestinian …

What Will People Say

FF 2017 | Norway, Germany, Sweden 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Iram Haq
rated for 0 + years
16-year old Nisha leads a double life in Oslo. For her strict Pakistani parents, she is the perfect daughter. Then, when she goes out with her …