DAE Mentoring Pitch Award
The new price offers free DAE memberships for the director and producer of AMALIES SHADOW worth 200 € for one year, as well as four tailor-made mentoring sessions with DAE members. The aim is to promote talent development.
Award winner 2020: AMALIES SHADOW of Esther Niemeier, Dirk Decker
Amalie, the great-grandmother of director Esther Niemeier, was killed by the Nazis in a psychiatric hospital in 1941. Whether she was indeed mentally ill is uncertain. Her ex-husband had her committed after she divorced him. A woman with a mind of her own had to be crazy after all. Esther sets out on a cinematic quest for evidence.