FFF Talent Award Documentary Film 2021: VÄTER UNSER
This year's prize for the best film by an up-and-coming director from Bavaria goes to Sophie Linnenbaum for VÄTER UNSER.
"With a simple concept," says the jury in its statement, "Sophie Linnenbaum manages to open up entire life worlds that burn themselves into the memory. In formal terms, VÄTER UNSER is characterised by a reduced, relaxed and concentrated setting. The outstanding montage opens up life worlds with an enormous range; stories that life writes, told without pathos, with human warmth and dignity. The stories about fathers are funny, sad, shocking, astonishing and touching. Documentary cinema that takes time for its protagonists and tells the often sorrowful and painful, but also beautiful and tender moments between daughters and sons and their fathers through faces and words in such a way that intense images inevitably arise in the mind. This film is an enrichment for all who engage with it." To the jurors
The cross-series FFF Documentary Film Award is sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and endowed with 5,000 euros. A selection of the best up-and-coming documentary films from Bavaria is nominated.
SLOWLY FORGETTING YOUR FACES
Germany 2021, Daniel Asadi Faezi, 80 min.
Germany, Austria 2021, Lennart Hüper, 81 min.
A PORTRAIT ON THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Germany, South Africa 2020, Benjamin Rost, 73 min.
TEACHERS FOR LIFE
Germany 2020, Julian Wildgruber, Kathrin Höckel, 85 min.
Germany 2012, Sophie Linnenbaum, 76 min.
Germany, Austria 2021, Kristina Schranz, 82 min.
WARUM KANN DER TEUFEL NICHT SCHÖN SEIN
Germany 2020, Danial Shekar, 93 min.
WER WIR GEWESEN SEIN WERDEN
Germany 2020, Erec Brehmer, Angelina Zeidler, 81 min.