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Prizes of the Generation 14plus Youth Jury
Awards 2011: On the Ice, Apflickorna, Manurewa, Get Real!
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On The Ice wins Berlin Crystal Bear for Generation 14plus
Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s thriller On The Ice has taken the Crystal Bear for best feature film in the Berlinale’s Generation 14plus section.
The members of the youth jury were: Faysal Asfaha, Jonathan Curio, Leonie Goebel-Künnecke, Theresa Greiwe, Roberta Huldisch, Oskar E. Levis and Tara Mauritz.
Of On The Ice, which premiered at Sundance and is being sold internationally by Coach14, the jury said: “This film drew us in from the first minute and remained gripping right up to the very end. Here, between solitude and endless expanses, a stifling and constricting atmosphere is created using simple means. Our winning film took us off to a world that was totally unknown to us. A world where everything seems submerged in darkness, even though the sun never goes down.”
A special mention went to She Monkeys (Apflickorna) by Lisa Aschan from Sweden.
The Crystal Bear for the best short went to Same Peacocke’s Manurewa from New Zealand, with a special mention to Dutch short Get Real! by Evert de Beijer.
The awards were presented tonight at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, followed by a screening of On The Ice.