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Hamburg's cinema awards presented

City honours diversity of cinema and cultural commitment with EUR 100,000

A total of 13 art house cinemas in districts of Hamburg were presented Monday (September 4, 2017) with the Hamburger Kinopreis 2016 or cinema award. The Cultural Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein presents the prizes of EUR 100,000 for cinema and district culture annually. Jana Schiedek, State Councillor for Culture and Media, said: “Despite technical changes, the core of film as an art form remains the same – telling interesting stories from different angles. Art house cinemas and those in districts of Hamburg offer scope for such films.”

Prizes for Abaton, 3001 Kino and Zeise cinemas

Last year, cinemas won awards in the categories of first showers i.e. cinemas that show new releases and repeat players. Winners in the first category this year include Abaton, 3001 Kino and Zeise cinemas. The Studio and Savoy cinemas and the Passage Kino also won prizes. Awards in the repeat player category went to Magazin, Alabama, Koralle Lichtspielhaus, Blankeneser Kino, the Elbe Filmtheater, B-Movie and the Lichtmeß-Kino. The Hamburger Kinopreise have been in existence since 1993. They are presented for quality, outstanding film programmes or other measures promoting cinema in Hamburg.

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