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9 awards in Venice for Medienboard-funded films

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"The Man Who Sold His Skin" / "Und morgen die ganze Welt"

9 awards in Venice for Medienboard-funded films

In Venice, the first major film festival since the Berlinale and the lockdown has come to a successful end. 4 Medienboard-sponsored films won a total of 9 awards: Yahya Mahayni from THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania received the actors’ award from the festival series Orizzonti. Mala Emde, starring in Julia von Heinz’ competition entry UND MORGEN DIE GANZE WELT (“And Tomorrow the Entire World”), received the independent film critics’ award Bisato d’Oro.

More independent jury awards:

QUO VADIS, AIDA? (Jasmila Žbanić)
- Brian Award | UAAR (Unione degli Atei e degli Agnostici Razionalisti)
- SIGNIS Award | SIGNIS International (World Catholic Association for Communication)
- Premio UNIMED | UNIMED (Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo)

NOTTURNO (Gianfranco Rosi)
- ARCA CinemaGiovani Award | ARCA CinemaGiovani: Best Italian Film in Venice 
- Leoncino d'Oro Award | Agiscuola, UNICEF: Cinema for UNICEF
- "Sorriso diverso" Award | Associazione studentesca UCL (L'università cerca lavoro): Best Italian Film

THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (Kaouther Ben Hania)
- Edipo Re Award | Edipo Re Srl Sociale

Medienboard managing director Kirsten Niehuus: “Congratulations! Tanti auguri Mala Emde, Yahya Mahayni and the MBB-funded films on a total of 9 awards! The biggest winner of all is cinema itself! Grazie to the Biennale, which has celebrated the uniqueness of cinema!”

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