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White Angel - The End of Marinka (Arndt Ginzel)

White Angel - The End of Marinka (Arndt Ginzel, Germany 2023; © DOK Leipzig)

The Documentary Segment of the Festival. Report by Bojidar Manov, Member of the Interreligious Jury
66 editions of a major international festival of non-fiction films (documentaries and animations) is in itself a sign of significant attention. Leipzig has long established and defended its name as an important centre for world cinema of the two types mentioned, and this holds true especially strongly for the documentary production.
For the 3rd Motovun Film Festival (31 July to 4 August 2001), director Boris T. Matic and artistic director Rajko Grlic had to expand the festival’s modest facilities to accommodate an overflow crowd of circa 30,000 by opening an adjunct open-air venue on a schoolyard.
Politics notwithstanding, the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival (21-30 June 2001) was by far the best, programme-wise, in post-perestroika times. The festival catalogue, with a replica of the St. George Statuette Award on the cover, stretched over 235 pages.
Ron Holloway reports on the 36th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2001
Awarded both the Main Prize of the Hungarian Jury and the Gene Moskowitz Critics Prize at the 32nd Hungarian Film Week (1-6 February 2001), Bela Tarr’s "Werckmeister Harmoniak" (The Werckmeister Harmonies) crowned the Budapest festival with one of the finest European films produced in 2000.
The 2nd European John Templeton Film Award was presented to "My Name is Joe" by Ken Loach. The award ceremony took place on 14 February 1999 at a church service in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche during the Berlin International Film Festival.
The 1st European John Templeton Film Award went to "De Verstekeling" (The Stowaway) by Ben van Lieshout and was presented at a church service to the director on February 22, 1998, in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche during the Berlin Film Festival.