The Film Award of the Children and Youth Section has been awarded since 2003. First as Emil,
since 2004 as MICHEL Filmpreis
. Since 2013, the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung has awarded the prize of EUR 5,000, in 2017 for the first time together with the Ian and Babrara Karan Stiftung. A jury of children and young people will pick up their favourite among all films shown in the international competition.
Director: Martin Lund
Jury statement: »We watched great films for a week. We had a hard decision to make, but in the end it was clear to us that we liked one film particularly well this year. We chose the film because sensible themes such as mental illness, superficiality, sexuality and bullying were presented in a sensitive and comprehensible way. Thanks to the great performances of Jonas Tidemann and Elli Müller Osborne, we were able to put ourselves into the roles and empathize with them. The story fascinated us from the very first second and didn't let us go until the end. In addition, there are also matching images and great staging. The title is a bit confusing, but reflects the content.«