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Hamburg Producers Award for German TV Productions

The Hamburg Producers Award for German TV Productions will be awarded as part of the TV section TELEVISIONEN at FILMFEST HAMBURG. The producer of the winning film will also receive 25,000 Euro. Since 2014 the award is sponsored by the VFF, Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten mbH.

Winner 2019:
A Voluntary Year Producer: Ingmar Trost (Sutor Kolonko)

Jury's statement: 
A Voluntary Year is a highly emotional, dense, humorous film. The seemingly ordinary story of a father-daughter relationship in the German province develops into a road movie with ever-surprising twists and turns, without ever leaving. Every character works. Every actor, however small, develops an inner coherence with precise, authentic gestures that are copied from life, an inner coherence that we rarely see on German television. The camera subjects itself to the actors and thus develops a suction effect and, in interaction with the editing, a rhythm that fascinates us and at the same time makes us laugh heartily about the absurdities of everyday life. Producer Ingmar Trost and the sutor Kolonko Produktion has created a truly creative space for the directors and the team to create a film with A Voluntary Year that we definitely want to see more of on television! Keep up the good work!

Natja Brunckhorst, Scriptwriter and Director
Ilona Schultz, Producer
Friedrich Wildfeuer, Producer

Previous winners:

  • 2018: Aufbruch in die Freiheit Producer: Heike Wiehle-Timm (Relevant Film GmbH Hamburg)
  • 2017: Meine fremde Freundin Director: Stefan Krohmer. Producer: Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt und Christoph Bicker (Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft Hamburg)
  • 2016: Apropos Glück Director: Ulrike Grote. Producer: Heike Wiehle-Timm (Relevant Film GmbH Hamburg)
  • 2015: Frauen Director: Jan Ruzicka. Producer: Brit Possardt (Calypso Entertainment GmbH)
  • 2014: Polizeiruf 110: Familiensache Director: Eoin Moore. Producer: Iris Kiefer (filmpool fiction)
  • 2013: No award
  • 2012: Mörderische Jagd Director: Markus Imboden. Producer: Claudia Schröder (Aspekt Telefilm-Produktion GmbH)
  • 2011: Tödlicher Rausch Director: Johannes Fabrick. Producer: Ulrich Aselmann (d.i.e. film GmbH)
  • 2010: Etwas Besseres als den Tod Director: Nicole Weegmann. Producer: Ralph Schwingel und Stefan Schubert (Wüste Film)
  • 2009: Mörder auf Amrum Director: Markus Imboden. Producer: Claudia Schröder (Bremedia Filmproduktion GmbH)
  • 2008: Machen wir's auf Finnisch Director: Marco Petry. Producer: Astrid Kahmke (Bavaria Fernsehproduktion)
  • 2007: Kuckuckszeit Director: Johannes Fabrick. Producer: Babette Schröder (magnolia Filmproduktion)
  • 2006: Ich wollte nicht töten Director: Dagmar Hirtz (2006). Producer: Gloria Burkert und Andreas Bareiss (BurkertBareiss)


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