Film Festival Cologne | Film Award NRW
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Film Award NRW

The Film Award NRW has been awarded since 2016. The award is endowed with 20,000 euros and honors the best entry in the Made in NRW competition section. The award is sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Cologne and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The Film Award NRW 2021 is awarded to the documentary AUF ANFANG (directed by Georg Nonnenmacher and Mike Schlömer).


  • Thomas Abeltshauser, Journalist, Berlin

  • Svenja Böttger, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken

  • Harry Flöter, Producer, 2Pilots Filmproduction, Cologne

  • Alexandra Kosma, Journalist, Cosmo, Cologne

  • Visar Morina, Director & Author, Cologne

The winners of the Filmpreis NRW in recent years are:

2020 MIT EIGENEN AUGEN – Harry Flöter, Regina Jorissen and Jörg Siepmann
2019 EASY LOVE – Lino Rettinger
2018 WINTER TALKS – Bettina Brokemper (feature film)
2018 LUCICA AND HER CHILDREN – Bettina Braun (documentary)
2017 DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG – Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti (feature film)
2017 PETER HANDKE – AM IN THE FOREST. CAN BE THAT I AM LATE… – Thomas Kufus (documentary)
2016 TONI ERDMANN – Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michel Merkt (feature film)
2016 FAMILY BUSINESS – Tobias Büchner (documentary film)