Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2001 Winner
Oscar
Best Short Film, Live Action
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

Aspen Shortsfest

2001 Winner
Horizon Award
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

This beautiful and emotional film brings us a world where every peso counts, survival means ... More

This beautiful and emotional film brings us a world where every peso counts, survival means struggle, a bunch of balloons represents hope, and betrayal can break a heart.

Winner
Audience Award
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)
Tied with 80 grader aust for Birdland (2000).

Bavarian Film Awards

2005 Winner
Bavarian Film Award
Best Direction - Young Film (Regienachwuchspreis)
Schatten der Zeit (2004)

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

2001 Winner
Adult's Jury Award
Short Film or Video - Live-Action
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival

2000 Winner
Special Mention
Short Film
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

CineMAiubit - International Student Film Festival

1998 Winner
Best Director
Tango Berlin (1997)

First Steps Awards, Germany

2000 Winner
First Steps Award
Feature Film - Under 60 Minutes Length (Spielfilme bis 60 Minuten)
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)
(Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen München).

German Film Awards

2009 Nominee
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
John Rabe (2009)

German Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Nominee
German Film Critics Award
Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
John Rabe (2009)

Ghent International Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Grand Prix
Best Film
John Rabe (2009)

Giffoni Film Festival

2000 Winner
Silver Gryphon
Rear Window Section - Best Short Film
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

Hawaii International Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award
Narrative Feature
John Rabe (2009)

Marrakech International Film Festival

2005 Nominee
Golden Star
Schatten der Zeit (2004)

Mons International Festival of Love Films

2006 Winner
Best European Film
Schatten der Zeit (2004)

Sannio FilmFest

2010 Winner
Golden Capital
Best Picture - Premiere Section
John Rabe (2009)

Student Academy Awards, USA

2000 Winner
Honorary Foreign Film Award
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich, Germany.

Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award

1999 Nominee
Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award
Quiero ser (I want to be...) (2000)

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