The Kinopreis des Kinematheksverbundes
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The “Kinopreis des Kinematheksverbundes” (Prize of the Association of German Cinematheques presented to exemplary cinemas) is awarded annually to local art-house cinemas and initiatives supporting the cinematic heritage. The award appreciates their exceptional programs and continuous commitment towards creating a high-quality, thought-provoking and diverse cinema culture in Germany. The Kinopreis is endowed with a grand total of 30,000 euros prize money per year.
A total of twenty awards are given in four categories, whose main focuses correspond to cultural program work related to film – including the presentation and communication of German and international film history, offers for children and young adults, or social engagement for the cinematic arts. In addition, a top award, the “Lotte Eisner Prize” endowed with 6,000 euros, is also presented to a cinema for its exceptional cinema program or outstanding individual events and initiatives that deserve to be especially singled out.
The jury that selects the award winners is made up of five specialists, who have relevant experience in the field of cultural film work. Each juror acts as a representative of various associations of film-related work for a three-year period.
The following jurors were appointed to the jury in March 2019:
Doris Kuhn for the Bundesverband kommunale Filmarbeit; Michael Höfner for the AG Verleih; Carolin Weidner for the Verband der deutschen Filmkritik; Philipp Aubel for the Bundesverband Jugend und Film; and N.N. (name unknown) for the Kinematheksverbund.
An honorary award of the Kinematheksverbund without remuneration also recognizes accomplishments made in the name of film culture and cinematic heritage. The award honors the engagement of individuals in public life, who have committed themselves to a diverse film culture and cinematic heritage. Members of the Kinematheksverbund present this award directly.
The awarding of this year’s “Kinopreis des Kinematheksverbundes” takes place on October 25, 2019, as part of the fourth edition of Film:ReStored. Das Filmerbe-Festival.