At this year’s 10th Michel Children’s and Youth Film Festival, part of Filmfest Hamburg, Bavaria Film is sponsoring the Michel Award
. The prize money of €5,000
will be awarded in the category "Best Director". Over nine days, there
will be screenings of up to nine films suitable for audiences from the
age of four. At the end of the festival, a specially appointed
Children’s Jury will select the winner.
"With Filmfest Hamburg celebrating its 20th anniversary and Michel celebrating its 10th
there are two good reasons for the Bavaria Film Group to fly the flag for this year’s festival. Our subsidiary, Bavaria Distributions and Productions GmbH
continues to produce successful children’s and youth films and has
recently set up a branch in Hamburg. It is involved in the production of
several feature films. Therefore it is a great honor for us to show our
commitment to Hamburg by donating this prize money for the first time
at this year's Michel Children’s and Youth Film Festival," says Dr. Matthias Esche
, Managing Director of the Bavaria Film Group.