BERLIN: FilmFestival Cottbus Programme Director Bernd Buder handed out a scholarship to the value of 4,500 EUR to Radka Babincová, a 23 year old Slovak who is currently a student of production at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava, during the annual Film Festival Cottbus brunch in Berlin.
Also the East-West co-production market Connecting Cottbus, which takes place parallel to the FilmFestival Cottbus, handed out the Special Pitch Award to Jan P. Matuszyński from Poland. His film The Last Family was awarded at Best Debut Film in the Feature Film Competition of last year's 26th FilmFestival Cottbus.
The Last Family was produced by Aurum Film in coproduction with HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska. The Polish Film Institute and the Mazovia Film Fund supported it. New Europe Film Sales is handling the sales.
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