Student Award

The films submitted in 2019 for the Student Award made one thing clear: here is a generation that captures the screen with a fresh and radical take on the world.



Deutschland 2019 – Director: Hristiana Raykova – Original language: Russian, German, Bulgarian – Subtitles: English

“What do swans actually taste like? Can you eat them?” A thermal pool on the coast of Bulgaria serves as a meeting place for a wonderfully quirky ensemble of old women and men on whom life has left its mark. Here, in 37-degree water, all the important questions are debated.

English/Original Title: THE PIT. Writer: Hristiana Raykova. Camera: Johannes Greisle. Sound: Stephan Zwickirsch, Laura Matissek. Editing: Kai Eiermann. Music: Marcus Sander. Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Producer: Genia Krassnig. Length: 73 min.

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