About two weeks ago, Dennis won the “Golden Hercules” at the 28th Kasseler Documentary Film and Videofest, now his short film “Andersartig” was once again distinguished. At the 11th up-and-coming Int. Filmfestival in Hanover, the film won the prestigious “German Young Film Prize 2011”.
The prize will be presented in two-yearly “up-and-coming” festival in Hanover in three age categories. In addition to a prize money, the prize will include a two-year producer sponsorship by professionals from the film sector who accompany the award winners in a new project.
Dennis Stein-Schomburg, who has been studying at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel since 2007, found the material to be “different” during his school days when, during a visit to his class in psychiatry, he became acquainted with the old Hildegard Wolgemuth who survived a bomb attack, because she did not like the other children in the air-raid shelter. Inspired by this story he developed “Andersartig”, and in Anna Magdalena Becker from Kassel he found a great spokeswoman for his film. For 9 months Dennis Stein-Schomburg worked on “Andersartig”,after “Schattengewächs” it is his second animation film.
The Kassel Kunsthochschule has been well represented among the award winners in recent years: four years ago, Jan Riesenbeck, a student of the film class, won the young filmmaker’s film “Kopfburtenkontrolle”. In 2009 and this year, the jury awarded Nico Sommer (2009 for “Stiller Frühling”, 2011 for “Schwarzweiss Deutsch”), who finished this year in the Filmclasse der Kunsthochschule.
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