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The Bernhard Wicki Film Prize – The Bridge – German Cinema Award for Peace
 

stands for peace, understanding between nations and the inviolability of human dignity.

 

It takes its cue from Wicki's own words:

 

“Films cannot change the world or make it a better place,
but they can create a climate that allows things to develop and change to take place.”

 

As Germany's Culture Minister, Bernd Neumann, said in his speech during this year's award ceremony, “It is set apart from the numerous other prizes awarded in Germany by its focus on peace and international understanding.

The prize is awarded to German and international films that stand out both in terms of their artistic vision and the human and political dimension they convey – films that stand as examples against the false prophets who would blind and mislead the world, films in which especially members of the younger generation, in Europe and all over the globe, show that they recognise and are willing to assume their political responsibility and uphold the spirit of freedom.

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