by Max Conradt
This time the people who are always present if amateur movies are to be seen, were here.
In Ammersbek " Pferdestall " the Forum North European Authors’ Circle showed the Spring Competition films on a big movie screen. And once again, the Country Commissioner, Wolfgang Thomas, and his technical helpers organized it well. And the catering was as always equally perfect .
The film program was launched with an opus that was not part of the competition - namely the equally versatile and exciting one-hour film-and-travel lecture by Ilka and Horst Burmeister, who led the audience through the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Ten films were entered for the competition, and the fascinating film "The Gate to Nowhere" by Anton Wallner, which showed the sequence of a cremation according to Buddhist rituals, won the Gold Medal, the highest honour of the day.
There were two silver medals: for Denny Schönemann and the GeraPforten Film Club with the film "No hit on the Radio", and for Max Conradt, who showed the film "The Wise Delight in the Water". This film also won the Audience Award.
There were five bronze medals: Kurt Grundler with the film "A Special Park", Dr. Horst Hufnagel with "Where Once my Dream of Freedom Shattered", Thomas Tiefelsdorf for "Hammonias daughters”, Peter Schwalm for "A Glimpse into the Great African Art" and Gerhard Jagow with "The Chair Man Fountain in Altona". The diplomas went to Uwe Ortgies with "Ferryman Move Over" and Ingo Poggensee with "Contrasts".
Seven of the ten films will be sent to the EUROFILMFESTIVAL in Ansbach.
by Max Conradt