Dieter Pachner (Vice President Sales Glashütte Original) with the winner of the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” 2015 Oskar Sulowski and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Pachner (Vice President Sales Glashütte Original) with the winner of the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” 2015 Oskar Sulowski and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick

The partnership between Glashütte Original and one of the most important film festivals in the world enters into its fifth year. Since 2012, the two have created a special award, called the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship”, a €15,000 prize donated by the Saxon watch manufacturer every year to a young German director participating in the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section of the festival.

From the projects submitted, the authors of which had a film in the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section the previous year, the jurors Angelina Maccarone (author and director), Jenny Schily (actress) and Jochen Laube (producer) picked the treatment “Rosebuds” by Oskar Sulowski. In addition to the prize money, the winner receives a statuette made by apprentices at the manufactory. Oskar Sulowski will also be assigned a mentor to help him further develop his project.

For the first time, Glashütte Original will present five short films, five individual perspectives of the brand, created in collaboration with five of the company’s friends and connoisseurs. They were invited to submit their own film concepts which illustrate their individual perception of Glashütte Original and show the brand from a new, somewhat unusual perspective. This has resulted in five unique short films that document very personal connections with Glashütte Original and at the same time focus on the special features of the manufactory. Glashütte Original will show these films to the public in the presence of the protagonists for the very first time at the 65th Berlinale.

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