07. Oktober 2022
The MICHEL Children and Youth Film Festival and the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, which took place as part of FILMFEST HAMBURG, ended on Wednesday with two exciting award ceremonies.
The MICHEL jury decided: Hamburg’s young people aged 12 to 16 chose their favourite, the Pathe film Le Temps des Secrets by Christophe Barratier, and presented it with the MICHEL Prize worth €5,000, provided by the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and von Berlichingen & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft. The jury based their decision on the convincing acting performance of the actresses, the appropriate musical background and the fact that it is not only a film that inspires the younger audience.
The jury of the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, consisting of actress Fritzi Haberland, director and screenwriter Eva Neymann and producer Farzad Pak, who organised the national competition as part of the FILMFEST HAMBURG, awarded the Scythian Deer and 2,000 USD to Nikon Romanchenko and his film Leopolis Night in the category best short film. Dima, Dmitry, Dmytro Glory to the Heroes by Clemens Poole was also commended. In the category of best feature film, Stop-Zemlia by Kateryna Gornostai, which was screened out of competition within the MICHEL Children and Youth Film Festival, won. The jury presented the Scythian Deer statuette and 3,000 USD. The jury gave an honourable mention to Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkiy-Sobchuk, which was also screened in the FILMFEST HAMBURG programme.