New German Cinema Pioneer Haro Senft to Receive Berlinale Camera

Oscar-nominated director Haro Senft, one of the founding fathers of the New German Cinema movement, has been announced as the recipient of the Berlinale Camera at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Senft was a founding member of the Association of New German Feature Film Producers. His film "Kahl," about the construction of Germany's first atomic power plant, received a nomination for Best Documentary Short in 1961. Festival director Dieter Kosslick presented Senft with his award at his home in Munich. The official award ceremony for Senft will be held on February 15. Full press release below: Berlinale Camera for Haro Senft   Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.   At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, Haro Senft, one of the pioneers of New...
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Berlinale 2012. Haro Senft, Panorama Dokumente, Talent Campus

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Another day, another trio of announcements from the Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 through 19). First off, this year's Berlinale Camera has been presented to Haro Senft, "one of the pioneers of New German Cinema as well as a tireless advocate of German children films... He was the initiator of Doc 59, a group based in Munich at the end of the 1950s; many of its members went on to sign the Oberhausen Manifesto in 1962." His 1961 documentary short Kahl was nominated for an Oscar and Bruno Ganz gave his first performance in a major role in Senft's first narrative feature, Der sanfte Lauf (1967).

"In 1971 he resigned from all his positions related to film policy and devoted himself unlike anyone else to developing a culture of children's films. With his films Ein Tag mit dem Wind (1978) and Jacob hinter der blauen Tür (1987) he set the standard for the genre." Because Senft can no longer travel,
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