Once again in 2017, the Film Festival Cologne prominently took on the topics of refuge, displacement and integration in its event schedule.
The project MEDIA & MIGRATION NRW organized a week-long hands-on workshop for refugees that were working in the media sector, in cooperation with the ifs internationale filmschule köln. Furthermore, on October 4th, preceding the reception NRW PRODUCERS INVITE, there was an awards ceremony at the Kölner Kunsthaus Rhenania giving out three prizes, each endowed with 3,000 Euro, in each of these categories:
_ Best Film Professional
_ Best Film Non-Professional
_ Best Project by an Initiative/Institution
The awards were sponsored by the Staatskanzlei NRW and private donors such as runge.tv and the MMC Studios Cologne. There was also a presentation of the workshop, its participants and its results.