• Pitch Award des Hauses des Dokumentarfilms:

      MERCI DE VOTRE VISITE by Julia Furer (ZHdK)

From the jury statement: 

"For a skilful presentation and well-chosen subject matter. For a complex concept and for the openness to rethink dramatic concepts during the telling of the story. For an insight into the interplay between the expectations and aspirations of Europeans and those from elsewhere. For a narrative of hope and the belief in a European paradise but also of dependency and misconceptions."

Sponsored by:

Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart, worth 2,500 Euros.


Tobias Cassau (ZDF/ARTE), Petra Felber (BR), Jutta Krug (WDR), Catherine Le Goff (ARTE), Dr. Grit Lemke (curator), Esther van Messel (First Hand Films), Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film), Aline Schmid (Beauvoir Films), Siegfried Steinlechner (ORF), Marcus Vetter (SWR), Christian von Brockhausen (NDR), Ralph Wieser (Mischief Films)



  • Audience Award - Jugendfilmtage Zurich(CH) 2016

  • 3rd price, best student film - Jugendfilmtage Zurich(CH) 2016

  • Best Documentary Short - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Arte sobre Enfermedades (ESP) 2016

  • Nominee: Upcoming Talents - Solothurner Filmtage (CH) 2016

  • Special Mention, ARRI Media Förderpreis Schnitt - Filmplus Köln (DE) 2016 

  • Best Documentary Student - Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (USA) 2015 

  • Best Documentary Student - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (USA) 2015

  • Special Mention - Short Film Festival Winterthur (CH) 2015

  • Best Documentary - London Shows Film Festival (GB) 2015

  • Zeugindesignpreis (CH) 2015