Manfred Stelzer Preis: ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH
In this year’s winner of the Manfred Stelzer Preis it’s less “boy meets girl” and more like “girl meets robot”. Anthropologist Alma Felser is supposed to test a humanoid robot that's is fully programmed for her wants and desires. And this Tom is capable of learning, too. Alma remains skeptical for a long time, before she does finally develop confusing feelings for this artificial man of her dreams. Director Maria Schrader balances a reflection about love and free will in a world dominated by algorithms that’s both deeply thoughtful and light-hearted.