Max Ophuels Prize winner Hans Weingartner and Oscar nominee Marc-Andreas Bochert were among the recipients of the 2001 Babelsberg Media Awards presented last weekend.

Weingartner, received the $15,303 (DM35,000) Best Graduation Feature Film Award for his das weisse rauschen (The White Noise), while Bochert was presented with the $21,861 (DM50,000) Erich Kaestner Television Award for the Best German Language Children's and Young People's Programme for Die Spezialistenshow

An addition this year was the local public broadcaster Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB) award of $15,303 (DM35,000) for Best Graduate Documentary which went to Rick Minnich's Heaven On Earth.