BerlinaleMain partner of Germany’s largest cultural event
Retrospectives, perspectives and great visions at the Berlinale
The largest cultural event in Germany is without doubt the Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale. The key players in the film business have met once a year in the German capital since 1951. In 2010, Glashütte Original decided to partner with the festival. During this glamorous event, the avant-garde of the cinema come face to face with legends of the silver screen and an international jury encounters thousands of enthusiastic cinema fans.
Significant subjects and courageous protagonists: this is the art of the documentary film, honoured in 2018 for the second time. The Glashütte Original – Documentary Award is a high point of the partnership that began in 2011 between Glashütte Original and the Berlinale. Worth 50,000 euros, it was presented during the official Awards Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast.
The trophy is fashioned of brass, satin-brushed steel and acrylic. The column built from gears – essential components in watchmaking – also represents the multifaceted art of the documentary. It is an exceptional filmmaker who is able to arrange the diverse aspects of his subject in such a way that a unique, yet concrete form emerges.