Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award

Some years are good, some years are not so hot, but this year was certainly up there as a cracking good year for student directing talent at the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award held in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Out of such a brilliant shortlist how do you choose a handful of winners? For the jury this year it was difficult. Agonizing even. As YDA’s president Francois Chilot who was also this year’s Porsche Award jury chairman said: “Absolutely everyone in this shortlist is a winner.”
Not only are all the shortlist films superbly executed but most of these student directors wrote their own idea / screenplay.

Say cheesey. The shortlist directors and producers, back row: Christian Hergenröther, Andreas Roth, Isabel Prahl, Josef Kubota Wladyka, Johnny Cullen. Front row: Marie Dvorakova, Alain Friedrichs, Paul Martinsson, Hugo Lilja.

And the winners are:

First prize: Director: Marie Dvorakova
Steenbeck story
School: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA

Second prize: Director: Simon Ritzler
Hornbach: Hero
School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
See interview with Simon earlier this month:

Third prize: Director: Isabel Prahl
Poverty Tells Many Stories
School: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Germany

Special prizes:

Director: Johnny Cullen
Kodak: Happy Birthday Timmy
School: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology, Ireland

Director: Alain Friedrichs
Cinestud 2010
School: Netherlands Film and Television Academy, Netherlands


Director: Justus Becker
Rimowa: Hotel
School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Director: Hugo Lilja
Amnesty International
Idea/Screenplay: Paul Martinsson
School: Dramatiska Institutet, Sweden

Director: Stephanie Wagner
Hallmark: Closer
School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka
The Dream is Coming
New York University, Graduate Film, USA

Director: Andreas Roth
Idea/Screenplay: Norman Scholl, Andreas Roth
School: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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