Uli Edel's Oscar shortlisted The Baader Meinhof Complex and Florian Gallenberger's John Rabe shared the top honour of the Producer Prize at the 30th Bavarian Film Awards held in Munich at the weekend.
Gallenberger's film, which will have its world premiere at the Berlinale next month in the Berlinale Special sidebar, also picked up the Best Actor award for Ulrich Tukur in the title role.
At the same time, prizes in two categories went to Caroline Link's A Year In Winter (Direction, Newcomer Actress) and Andreas Dresen's Cloud 9 (Actress, Cinematography), while the VGF newcomer producers award was presented to Martin Blankemeyer's Münchner Filmwerkstatt for its production of Marie Miyayama's feature debut The Red Spot .
Other films recognised included Detlev Buck's Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up In Love (Screenplay), Jan Fehse's At Any Second (Newcomer Direction), Marco Kreupaintner's Krabat (Children's and Young People's Film), Heinrich Breloer's Buddenbrooks (Production Design/Costume Design) and Joseph Vilsmaier's Die Geschichte Vom Kaspar Brandner (Special Jury Prize).
Meanwhile, this year's Honorary Award recognised the career of the producer-writer-director Peter Schamoni (Botero - Born In Medellin) and the Audience Award to last year's most successful German film, Rabbit Without Ears by Til Schweiger.