Winners of the screenplay competition "Great Transformation" awarded
Gewinner des Drehbuchwettbewerbs "Große Transformation" ausgezeichnet
This summer, Germanwatch announced a screenplay competition on the theme of the "Great Transformation". The aim was to find a film script that addresses the need for a post-fossil fuel economy and a socio-cultural as well as an economic change towards sustainability. From a total of 13 entries from around the world – including India, Nepal and Sierra Leone – four screenplays were selected as being the most innovative, and received cash prizes.
The 3rd place, and a prize of 250 euros, went to Kanu Bharti from Ahmedabad, India, for the screenplay titled "The Power of One". The 2nd place winner, with a prize of 500 euros, was Jan Wilde from Hamburg with his submission "Parabola". Because there were two thoroughly outstanding entries in the competition, the Germanwatch jury decided to award two script writers the 1st place: Michael Hennemann from Cologne for his screenplay "Impulse" (1200 € prize) and Berlin's Ben Toussaint with "What am I" (5000 € prize). These two screenplays are currently in the implementation phase and the films are presented at the opening of the conference "Dialogue on Transformation", to be held in Bonn from the 1st-3rd of November, 2012. Both realizations will be available for viewing on the Germanwatch website in the aftermath of the conference.