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Mia Hansen-Løve, Jasmila Žbanić Among Finalists for German Women’s Film Festival Competition

Mia Hansen-Løve, Jasmila Žbanić Among Finalists for German Women's Film Festival Competition

The International Women’s Film Festival in Dortmund/Cologne has announced the eight finalists vying for the €15,000 RWE Film Award. 

The filmmakers in competition — all women directors with a long and notable oeuvre — hail from three continents. No North American helmer made the cut.  The prize money is to be divided between the director (€5,000) and the film’s German distributor (€10,000) to help promote the film’s release in Germany. 

Here are the RWE Film Awards’ eight finalists: 

BODY by Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland)

EDEN by Mia Hansen-Løve (France)

ELLA by Libia Stella Gomez (Columbia)

FRAILER by Mijke de Jong (Netherlands)

FUTATSUME NO MADO/Still the Water by Naomi Kawase (Japan/France/Spain)

LOVE ISLAND by Jasmila Žbanić (Croatia/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Germany/Switzerland)

PELO MALO/Bad Hair by Mariana Rondón (Venezuela/Peru/Germany)

RED ROSE by Sepideh Farsi (France/Iran/Greece)

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