Award Winners 2018

Rolf Lindblom, writer, director & producer of
"End Unsung", from Finland.

Jury Statement: "Hooking us with a captivating universe you can't escape and definitively want to dive into."
The "Best Series" award includes prize money of 1.000 euros.

Riccardo Cannella, creator and director of "Anachronisme" & Cristiano Bolla, first assistant director - from Italy.

Jury Statement: "For his unique, audacious, poetic narrative."

Pedro Levati, creator, director & co-writer of "Esther's Style", from Buenos Aires, Argentina, accepted the award on behalf of Estela Garelli.

Jury Statement: "For her amazing contribution to perform an evil character we all fell for."

Burak Yüceil, executive producer of "Kanaga", from Turkey, accepted the award on behalf of Mehmet Günsür.

Jury Statement: "For his acting talent delivering an epic life journey."

Gisela Benenzon, creator and director of "I'm Ander" from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jury Statement: "For inviting us to their choral musical adventures."

Jury Statement: "Mixing cultural history with pure action drama with a touch of humour."

Martin Otto, managing director of "Kinocenter Giessen" presents the "Audience Award" to Luke Eve, director, co-creator & producer of "High Life".

Lungelo Mdlalose, creator, director and producer & Nkululeko Ravuko, producer of "Thesha", from South Africa, accepted the award on behalf of Nozuko Nkosiyane.

Pedro Levati accepted the award on behalf of Gastón Armagno. Here Pedro is on stage live on the phone with the happy winner Gastón Armagno from Uruguay, together with Nicole Fornoff, who presented the award and Sandra Bertalanffy, co-host of the Award Ceremony.

Fabian Wallenfels, co-creator and co-writer & Kirsten Loose, co-writer of "Stage Fright" from Germany accepted the award from juror Rose of Dolls.
The screenplay of "Stage Fright" was written by: Levin Hübner, Ingrid Kaltenegger, Kirsten Loose und Fabian Wallenfels.

Luke Eve, director, co-creator & producer of "High Life", from Australia, accepted the award on behalf of Sarah Blasko. On the picture together with festival director Csongor Dobrotka.

Dipu Bhattacharya and Tom Chamberlain, the creators & producers of "The Pantsless Detective", from Austin, USA. Original Song by Jonathan M. Roe (music), Tom Chamberlain (lyrics).

Young Man Kang, founder and executive director of the "Seoul Webfest" & "Asia Web Awards", from South Korea, accepted the award on behalf of "My Cat Man".

Kate Madison, creator, director & producer of "Ren: The Girl with the Mark", from the UK, accepted the award on behalf of Miriam Spring Davies.

Konrad Simon, producer and Thomas Zeug, creator and director of "2 Aliens", from Germany.

Gerd Conradt, creator and director of "Grossbreitenbach100%", from Germany, Csongor Dobrotka, "die Seriale" festival director and Charly Weller.

The pitch "Web-Life-Balance“ by Jonas Wiechert, Tobias Hank and Claudio Como won "Best Pitch". The prize includes a three-day Masterclass in screenwriting in cooperation with the TV Series Festival Berlin, at their next event 2019.

The pitch "Dimensia" by Tom Chamberlain received an honorable mention from the jury.
Jury Statement: "It would be unfair, not to recognize, the passion, the talent and the obvious storytelling skills. You showed in Pitching a great story, that we hope to see soon."

Jury Statement: This pilot sparked a lot of conversation since it was fresh, funny, smart and engaging. We would like to watch more of MALI, NICO and ARTHUR - who we beg to wash his hands before leaving the bathroom.

All Photos by Rossi Photography
Grossbreitenbach100% Red Carpet photo by Ralf Hofacker | All series & pilot images are property of the creators.

Festival Partners Direct Selections

Ebersberg is the Direct Selection of “Bilbao Seriesland” & comes with a Special Bonus: it includes accommodation for the series creator during the festival.
DOC JÄGER is the Direct Selection for the Pitch Contest of "Bilbao Seriesland Market".

2 Aliens is the Direct Selection of “Seoul Webfest”.

Kinshasa Collection is the Direct Selection of “Sicily Web Fest”.

The Man for your Sins is the Direct Selection of “Webfest Berlin”.

2 Aliens is the Direct Selection of “Minnesota Webfest”.

I'm Ander is the Direct Selection of “Miami Web Fest”.

Ebersberg is the Direct Selection of "Asia Web Awards".
The Man for your Sins is the Direct Selection of "Asia Web Awards".

The Man for your Sins is the Direct Selection of "Roma Web Fest".

Stage Fright is the Direct Selection of "Rio Webfest".

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