The film “My Mexican Bretzel” won the main prize at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, announced the organizers on Sunday. The jury justified the decision that the debut film by the Spanish director Nuria Giménez Lorang was extremely eccentric and entertaining and at the same time questioned what a film is and what it is allowed to do. The International Newcomer Award, endowed with 25,000 euros, is given for the best directorial work.
The film “Single Cycle” received the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award for the best screenplay. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros. The film “Lorelei” by the US-American director Sabrina Doyle won the audience award.
The Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival took place entirely digitally this year due to corona. During the eleven days, around 40 films were shown on an online platform. Many of the films selected at the major international film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Toronto were shown for the first time in Germany at the film festival under the new director Sascha Keilholz.
The largest film festival in Baden-Württemberg has been held since 1952 and promotes young film artists from all over the world. It specializes in discovering new directorial talent every year.
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