First Steps Award

FIRST STEPS – The German Young Talent Award (Der Deutsche Nachwuchspreis) is awarded each year to the top graduation projects from film school students from German-speaking countries. The award is aimed at helping film school graduates to get started in the industry by raising awareness for their creative potential.

Once again, Mercedes-Benz invited all of the nominees for the FIRST STEPS Awards 2018 to take part in a unique driving event with representatives of the German film industry.

The winner in the category "Advertising Film" is Michael Kranz from HFF München (film school Munich) with his spot myBorder's joyFence.

2019 will be a special year: FIRST STEPS celebrates its 20th anniversary!

FIRST STEPS was established as a private initiative by Bernd Eichinger and Nico Hoffmann in 1999. Today the prize is organized by Deutsche Filmakadamie e.V. in cooperation with ARRI, Mercedes-Benz, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland, UFA and Warner Bros.. The partners are united by their shared vision of providing meaningful support for young film professionals.

Copyright Notice: © FIRST STEPS / Jirka Jansch, DFA / Hans Glave, Daimler AG / Oliver Walterscheid. All rights reserved.


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