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The Bernhard Wicki Film Prize - The Bridge - German Cinema Award for Peace 2010

 

will be arranged in close collaboration with the Bavarian State Chancellery and SPIO e.V., the umbrella organization of the German film industry.

Bernhard Wicki Gedächtnis Fonds e.V.

Bayerische Staatskanzlei

 

SPIO e.V.

Bernhard Wicki Gedächtnis Fonds e.V.


The award ceremony will take place

on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
within the Filmfest München,
in the old Residence Theater,

Cuvilliés Theater Munich.
 

Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss

Horst Seehofer

Steffen Kuchenreuther

Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss

Founder and council of the
Bernhard Wicki memorial Fund

Horst Seehofer

Prime Minister of Bavaria

Patron of the Bernhard Wicki Film Prize -

The Bridge - German Cinema Award for Peace

Steffen Kuchenreuther

President of SPIO e.V.,

organization of the German film

industry

 

This year the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund was able to gain the support of the umbrella organization of the German film industry, Spitzenorganisation der Deutschen Filmwirtschaft (SPIO), and the Bavarian State Chancellery. The Bernhard Wicki Film Prize – The Bridge – German Cinema Award for Peace will receive financial support from the Bavarian state government in the form of a grant. These developments demonstrate the growing importance of the award. Bavaria's Prime Minister, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund and the SPIO will be inviting guests to attend this year's ceremony at the Cuvilliés Theater, one of the most magnificent Rococo theatres in the world, and the subsequent screening of the award-winning film.

The redevelopment of the Bernhard Wicki Film Prize will enhance its prestige within the film industry, not only in Europe and the US, but all over the world. The prize would fall short of its aim if an awareness of its significance were to remain limited to film buffs; it will only achieve what it has set out to do once this awareness is firmly anchored in the minds of a broad segment of the world's population. Thus the keynote speech on peace will be the focus of attention, and is bound to be a further highlight of the ceremony along with the presentation of the award itself.

We hope to feature a speaker – an outstanding personality from the world of film – for the ceremony in 2009 who is as compelling and as firmly committed to peace, freedom and enlightenment as those who have graciously accepted our request in the past. We look forward to presenting this speaker with the honorary award of the Bernhard Wicki Film Prize – The Bridge – German Cinema Award for Peace and working with him or her to build bridges, through the global medium of film, towards a more humane world for all.

The Cuvilliés Theater Munich
  The Cuvilliés Theater Munich
The Bernhard Wicki Film Prize - The Bridge - German Cinema Award for Peace