Swedish films were the main winners at this year's Filmfest Hamburg, with Josef Fares' comedy Kops being awarded the Hamburger Abendblatt's Audience Prize and Ingela Magner's Emma And Daniel (Emma Och Daniel - Moetet) receiving the Fox Kids and Super RTL-sponsored Children's Audience Prize.
Meanwhile, Kinderfilmfest's Euros 2,500 EMIL prize, sponsored by the TV listings magazine TV Spielfilm, went to the Canadian film La Mysterieuse Mademoiselle C. by Richard Ciupka.
Film graduate Norbert Baumgarten also picked up two of the Euros 5,000 awards at this year's Studio Hamburg Newcomer Prizes for his film Befreite Zone in the direction and screenplay categories.
A second award for direction went to graduate Sebastian Grobler's for his 50-minute film Morgen Frueh Ist Die Nacht Rum, while Sascha Verhey was the winner in the production category for Zwei Wochen Argentinien. Furthermore, new talents Kathrin Kuehnel and Denis Moschitto were named the best up-and-coming actors for this year's Guenter Strack Television Prize.
This year's Filmfest - headed up for the first time by the new director Albert Wiederspiel - attracted 28,000 festival goers and such international guests as Isabelle Huppert (recipient of this year's Douglas Sirk Prize), Sophia Loren, Julie Walters, Peter Greenaway, Jim Sheridan, Agnieszka Holland, Ulrich Thomsen and Jacques Doillon.