Wolfgang Becker's runaway hit Good Bye, Lenin! won the Gold Award in the Best German Film category of the Guild of German Arthouse Cinema Awards at a ceremony in Marburg's Cineplex cinema. Fatih Akin's family drama Solino picked up Silver .

In the Best Foreign Film category, the Guild members gave the Gold Award to the French film Une Hirondelle A Fait Le Printemps and Silver to Gurinder Chadhha's Bend It LIke Beckham.

During the Guild's AGM the members voiced their support for the planned merger with Germany's other arthouse association AG Kino this September.