Double win at Duisburg

Two Austrian doc filmmakers awarded at Duisburg Film Week: Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Over the Years  wins the 3Sat Dokumentarfilmpreis, endowed with € 6 000,-.
The Duisburg audience voted for Jakob Brossmann’s Lampedusa in Winter, recently awarded the Vienna Film Prize as best Austrian documentary released in 2015.

3Sat Dokumentarfilmpreis

Over the Years by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (NGF Geyrhalterfilm)
Over The Years is an observation of what happens to a few manual laborers from a former textile company who became unemployed, over a period of more than ten years. A film about the use of time, about work and life and a memorial to industrial sectors in the process of dying out in Europe.
International sales: autlook filmsales

Audience Award

in Winter by Jakob Brossmann (Finali Film & Wortschatz Produktion)
The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter's tristesse. Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.
International sales: Taskovski Films

photos Duisburg Film Week: Simon Bierwald, INDEED