Monday, 8 February 2016

Glashütte Original partners with the Berlinale for the 6th time

Glashütte Original partners with the Berlinale for the 6th time


The German watchmaker prepares for the 66th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival It's time again for international cinema – and a red-carpet appearance by Glashütte Original:

the Saxon watchmaker and the Berlinale are looking forward to the upcoming 66th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Once again, in the 6th year of the partnership, visitors

can expect to see a number of highlights. It is already the 5th time that Glashütte Original is to present the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” in the “Perspektive Deutsches

Kino” section. In addition, the brand is involved again this year in the “Retrospective” and “Homage” sections and is the sponsor of “Made in Germany – Reden über Film”, a series of

‘Perspektive’ public discussions.


From hopeful novice to prize-winner: the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” At the opening of the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section on February 12th, 2016, Glashütte

Original will award the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship”. The occasion represents something of a jubilee: for the 5th time already the prize will honour an up-and-coming young

German director. The winner, whose name will be announced at the award ceremony on the 12th of February, will receive 15,000 Euro, destined to support the development of a film project,

materials and a screenplay. As in the past, all of the directors whose films were shown in the “Perspektive” section the previous year were entitled to apply for the fellowship.


A jury with expertise and intuition

The prize-winner will be chosen again this year by a hand-picked jury whose decision reflects not only the expertise of its members, but also their unmistakable intuition. The 2016 jury brings

together a very diverse set of perspectives: actress Sandra Hüller is known for her work on the stage as well in films and has been closely associated with the Berlinale for some time now;

screenwriter, director and actor Ingo Haeb has enriched the German cinematic landscape for many years, and with the deeply committed producer Martin Heisler the creative and competent

threesome is complete.


The Prize – from and for the next generation of talent

The “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” is dedicated to emerging talent in not one, but two ways. Every year, the winner's trophy is carefully crafted by hand by students at the “Alfred

Helwig” School of Watchmaking run by Glashütte Original. An inspiration and an honour for the aspiring future watchmakers of Glashütte Original, for whom the trophy represents an opportunity

to put their talent and creativity to the test, and the best proof that art and craft go hand in hand in the making of both films and fine watches.


Prize-winner to visit the Glashütte Original Lounge

The Berlinale and Glashütte Original will welcome the newly crowned winner of the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” to a press conference set for 11 a.m. on Saturday,

February 13th, 2016 in the Glashütte Original Lounge at the Potsdamer Platz. Located on the 24th floor of the Kollhoff Tower, the lounge offers remarkable viewpoints and insights during the

Berlinale. A relaxed atmosphere and elegant surroundings encourage fruitful discussions as guests enjoy Festival events and superb views of Berlin. International guests will also be introduced to a

new timepiece, completely dedicated to their cosmopolitan lifestyle: the Senator Cosmopolite brings the great wide world, in the form of a mechanical masterpiece, to the wrist.


Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for a virtuoso cinematographer

Art and craft – the quintessence of watchmaking and cinema – define the work of the winner of the Honorary Golden Bear, which will be awarded this year at the Berlinale to Michael Ballhaus. On

February 18th, 2016 the renowned Director of Photography will be honoured with the prestigious award for his exceptional creative achievements.


Information about the Glashütte Original Lounge:

Location: Panoramapunkt, Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin

The Lounge is open to accredited guests from 11 – 20 February 2016.

For opening times please visit

For accreditation, please email


Events in the “Made in Germany – Reden über Film“ series:

“5 Years of ‘Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship’: Difficulties in funding films” with former prize-winners Annekatrin Hendel, Sandra Kaudelka, Sebastian Mez, Jan Speckenbach and Oskar



Saturday, 13 February 2016, 4.15 pm

Moderator: Linda Söffker

Location: HomeBase, Köthener Straße 44, 10963 Berlin

“Possibilities in film financing” with producers of the Perspektive section: Martin Heisler (“Die Prüfung”), Jules Herrmann (“LIEBMANN”), Susann Schimk (“Meteorstraße”) and Anna Wendt

(“Wir sind die Flut”)


Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 3.00 pm

Moderator: Linda Söffker

Location: HomeBase, Köthener Straße 44, 10963 Berlin


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