Award Ceremony

Friday, October 4, 20.00 hrs, Gürzenich


In cooperation with the City of Cologne, the Minister for Federal, European Affairs and Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Film- and Medienstiftung NRW and the prize sponsors.


The winner of the German Casting Award 2013 is Susanne Ritter. She was honoured for the casting work she did on the movies HANNAH ARENDT, DIE ERFINDUNG DER LIEBE and STILLER SOMMER. The Award, which was sponsored by action concept, Westside Filmproductions and FAMEonME comes with a prize money of 10,000 Euros.

The TV Spielfilm Award is presented for the best work amongst the three festival sections Top Ten, Look and Kino and is endowed with a prize money of 10,000 Euros. In 2013 director Frauke Finsterwalder and writer Christian Kracht took home the award for their work on the feature-film FINSTERWORLD which they presented in the Kino section.

For her outstanding achievement in the international film- and television industry, German actress Sibel Kekilli was presented with The Hollywood Reporter Award. She is the recipient of two German Film Awards and with her roles in GEGEN DIE WAND and in the HBO series GAME OF THRONES she recently conquered the international TV business, too.

Isabelle Huppert was honored with the International Actors Award, worth 10.000 Euro, for her special acting performance. The Grande Dame of French film made her film debut more than forty years ago. Her movie Tip Top was presented at the Cologne Conference in the Kino section.

The Film- and Medienstiftung NRW as well as the City of Cologne honoured Harmony Korine by awarding him with the Film Award Cologne worth 25,000 Euros. The American filmmaker has contributed in an extraordinary fashion to the further development of the language of film and media with his films SPRING BREAKERS, GUMMO and JULIEN DONKEY-BOY.