Award Winners 2017


General Competition

Il Silenzio (dir. Ali Asgari)

The Award goes to Il Silenzio (The Silence), by Ali Asgari. Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

Student Award

Digital Immigrants (dir. Digital Immigrants (dir. Dennis Stauffer & Nortbert Kottmann)

1984 – The home computer arrives in our living rooms and overruns a whole generation. Only those who master the new technology have a future. The computer splits society into “Digital Natives” and “Digital Immigrants”.

2016 – A group of senior citizens is trying to adapt to the speed of computerization in order to find their place in the digital age. Their problem is ours: how long can we keep up with the rapid development?


Audience Award

Watu Wote (dir. Katja Benrath)

The Award goes to Watu Wote (All of Us), by Kate Bernath. For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.


The Jury

General Competition

Student Award Jury