Starting now, young film lovers can apply to become jury members for the independent Berlinale award “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”. The prize is donated and endowed with 5,000.00 € by the FGYO, and will be awarded at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (February 6 – 16, 2014) to a film in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section.
Three German and three French cineastes as well as a jury member from a third country, aged between 18 and 29, will be selected. French director and screenwriter Denis Dercourt will be the jury president for the 11th edition of the award. All those who have a passion for discussing films, and who are able to express themselves in both German and French, can apply. The FGYO offers young people who enjoy lively debates with other film lovers the unique chance to experience and actively participate in the Berlinale 2014.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, November 3, 2013 (at midnight)
The seven jury members will be invited to Berlin for the entire festival. The jury will attend all screenings of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino during the Berlinale, and afterwards present the award to the director of the winning film.
For the French-German Youth Office, the aim of the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective” is to promote an intercultural dialogue between young German and French audiences, and inspire interest for German film. The prize will be awarded to a film that appeals equally to critical young people of different cultural backgrounds. In 2013, the film Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers) by Anne Zohra Berrached won the award.