99Fire-Films-Award - 99Fire-Films-Award

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The 99Fire-Films-Award ( spelling 99FIRE-FILMS AWARD ) is a short film competition that has been taking place in Berlin since 2009 . The participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have to produce a 99-second short film [1] on a given topic in 99 hours . [2] A jury made up of producers, directors, actors and filmmakers selects the winners in the 3 categories [3] Best Film, Best Camera and Best Idea. There is also an audience award . The prize money for the best film is EUR 9,999, and EUR 999 in each of the other two categories assessed by the jury. [4][5] [6] The winners are honored annually at a gala in Berlin's Admiralspalast . The best 99 participants have been entitled to take part in the 99Talent Campus since 2015 and to apply for the support and production program of Campus99 . In the first 7 years, more than 10,000 participants took part in the competition. In 2015, 3,421 participants were registered. In contrast to what is customaryat film festivals , the senders assign the rights to commercial exploitation of their films to the organizer or a third party chosen by him. [7]

subjects

2009 : hot-dip galvanized [8]

2010 : Good hot-dip galvanizing, bad rust [9]

2011 : All good things start with a good coffee [10]

2012: Put a Smile on your face[11]

2013 : We just do it! [12]

2014 : The most moving story is written by life [13]

2015 : What I always wanted to do [14]

2016 : The main thing is that you have fun [15]

2017 : There's something ... [16]

2018 : I love it [17]

2019: Create your own path[18]

Award winners

Prize winner 2009

  • Best film: Sebastian Runschke, Markus Matschke, Sven Falge - sleep disorder
  • Beste Kamera: Sofia Bavas - Zinkowski
  • Best idea: Bernhard Mayr - The traffic light

Award winner 2010

  • Best film: Sofia Bavas - Zinkowski against the rust of the world
  • Best Camera: Dennis Hemstedt - Oxidermitis
  • Best idea: Dennis Paulus and John von Ascheraden - NRPD

Award winner 2011

  • Best film: Peter Schöllhorn - Ding Dong
  • Best camera: Christopher Schlierf - pulse of time
  • Best idea: Moritz Schreiner - Every bean

Prize winner 2012

  • Best Film: Anna Ewelina - Dignity
  • Best camera: Mark Feuerstarke - Turbo 500
  • Best idea: Janne Strittmatter - The last smile

Prize winner 2013

  • Best film: Manuel Eckert - When wishes fly
  • Best camera: Stephan Fickers - Hermann stops
  • Best idea: Bartosz Bludau - air and love

2014 award winners

  • Bester Film: Kerem Arziman - Red Coat
  • Best camera: Fabian Sebastian - Leben GmbH
  • Best idea: David Helmut - also a blind chicken

Award winner 2015

  • Bester Movie: Adalbert Wojaczek - Malou
  • Best Camera: Denny Mellenthin - Papaduft
  • Best idea: Giese Scheiner - Let there be light

Award winner 2016

  • Best film: Florian Jahnel - Nick Shades: Decision
  • Best camera: Kristin Herziger - Elstern
  • Best idea: Ferdi Özten - like that day

Award winner 2017

  • Best film: Christopher Dürkop - Happy
  • Best camera: Stephanie Fischer - draw
  • Best idea: Martin Spitzlei - not this time

Prize winners 2018

  • Best film: David Schuster, Alexej Funke - Festival of the Senses
  • Best camera: Marc Philip Ginolas, Henrik Weimar - 1990
  • Best idea: Daniel Förster, Philipp Hafner - Life itself
  • Grand Prix: David Johann Lensing - Whoever sucks last
  • Audience award: Markus Baumeister - Blow

Prize winners 2019

  • Best film: Simon Meyer - Four
  • Best idea: Nik Behrendt - Diorama
  • Best camera: Thies Grünewald - Fateful Decision
  • Special award: Lucien Kotsi - Mama

Jury members

Former jury members

Financing the award

The 99Fire Films Award is financed by sponsors from business and industry. The amount of sponsorship is in the six-digit euro range. The initial sponsor of the award was Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e.V. V. , who made the competition possible as the main sponsor in 2009 and 2010. [19]

criticism

In the past there has been criticism of the conditions of participation, according to which the rights of the films submitted must be transferred to 99 Films Germany. 99 Films Deutschland can transfer the transferred rights to third parties for commercial exploitation. The participant himself may not exploit his film commercially: Therefore, the sender waives to license the film to third parties for commercial exploitation or to exploit it commercially in any other way. [20] Only the non-commercial exploitation and distribution is allowed to the senders.

This practice is discussed and criticized in a film about the 2012 competition published on YouTube under a Creative Commons license. [21] Its rapid viral spread led to the fact that on February 7, 2012, the clip was chosen by Welt Kompakt as the most popular YouTube video of the day, shown in solidarity at various film festivals and widely discussed on the Internet [22] [23] [24] has been. For the 2013 competition, the terms and conditions were then slightly adjusted in favor of the participants, so that unsuccessful participants can claim the commercial exploitation rights again after one year from the award of the prize.

The 2018 competition theme was I love it and the additional task was to integrate a McDonalds moment or a McDonalds product. This adoption of the advertising claim and the need to incorporate McDonalds into the film led to resentment and calls for a boycat among parts of the filmmakers who wanted to participate in the award. [25] Nevertheless, over 3,000 filmmakers submitted their productions in 2018 as well. [26]

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. Video Berlinale night after night in the ZDFmediathek , accessed on July 6, 2013. (offline)
  2. Stephan Giesers: 99 hours planning for 99 seconds of film , Wilhelmshaven newspaper . February 4, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2012
  3. Katharina Sorg: Something from film , Stuttgarter Zeitung . February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012
  4. Jürn Kruse: The coffee is moldy . In: Welt Online , February 8, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  5. Convince the jury in 99 seconds . In: Nordwest-Zeitung , January 26, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  6. 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD 2014 “Shut up, the sixth! The registration phase has started ”. In: www.ndr.de. NDR , February 1, 2012, accessed July 6, 2013 .
  7. 99Fire Films Award: Conditions of Participation , accessed on February 22, 2012
  8. http://www.chriskerstan.de/blog/filmprojekt-1/
  9. http://www.bankkaufmann.com/a-252718-Zinkowski-gegen-der-Rost-der-Welt---99-Fire-Films-Award-zum-2-Mal-in-Berlin-verliehen-mit -Picture.html
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ELv6JqbiY
  11. The five winners of the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD 2012 have been determined / The winning film in the main category "Best Film" is called "Dignity" ( Memento from January 18, 2015 in the web archive archive.today )
  12. http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/kino/berlinale/kurzfilmwettbewerb-99-fire-film-award-28524894.bild.html
  13. Ruth Schneeberger: Real life stinks. In: sueddeutsche.de . February 14, 2014, accessed October 13, 2018 .
  14. Ruth Schneeberger: Who dances last. In: sueddeutsche.de . February 13, 2015, accessed October 13, 2018 .
  15. http://www.bild.de/byou/2016/kurzfilm/99-fire-films-awards-44594126.bild.html
  16. http://www.99fire-films.de/170125_99FFA_Themenbekanntgabe_DE.pdf
  17. http://www.99fire-films.de
  18. https://www.99fire-films.de/wp-content/uploads/190123_99FFA_Themenbekanntgabe.pdf
  19. Hot-dip galvanizing: Zink Zischke and the dreaming traffic light - Industrial Association for Hot-Dip Galvanizing awarded 99 Fire Film Award , Industrial Association for Hot-Dip Galvanizing .
  20. Registration ( Memento from February 9, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  21. Nick Böse, Timm Markgraf and Timo Schröder: We ask for your attention
  22. VI-People communication agency: Social Media + Video = Social Video? ( Memento from June 15, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  23. Christian Schönfeld: Took A Look ( Memento from October 22, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  24. Johannes Gemürr: Fassbindersfrequenzen ( Memento of the original from December 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/fassbindersfrequenzen.de
  25. Topic announcement and comments on Facebook
  26. [1] Number of participants in the 2018 Awards, published on Facebook