The Siegfried Kracauer Prize will be announced for the seventh time. In cooperation with the  Association of German Film Critics (VdFK) , the  MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg , the  Film- und Medienstiftung NRW  and for the first time also the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM jointly award the 15,000 Euro prize for German-language film criticism. The award, named after the outstanding author and film theorist Siegfried Kracauer , will be presented at the ceremony of the  Kinofest Lünen on November 1, 2020.

The Best Film Critics Award is endowed with 3,000 euros. From now on, film critics from German-speaking countries can apply for the award for best film criticism and for a scholarship.

The one-year grant, which is endowed with 12,000 euros, is combined with a multi-part, research-based essay series on the topic "Future of Cinema". In addition, blog posts on free topics are regularly written as part of the scholarship. The media partner for the publication of the texts created as part of the scholarship is the renowned “Filmdienst”.

Application deadline for the Siegfried Kracauer Prize 2020 is August 15, 2020.

An independent jury appointed by the prize partners decides on the awarding of the prizes. Under  more information and how to apply are available.  

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