We proudly present the winner of the 2nd Edition Baumi Script Development Award:

Kuba Czekaj
SORRY, POLAND!

Jan Kowalski, an average Polish fortysomething, is a dancer in a folk song & dance ensemble. Kowalski dreams of becoming the principal dancer, but is still only dancing in the second row. Incapable of assertiveness, he keeps declaring his desire for change. A tour by the ensemble to Taiwan might finally bring about the longed-for changes. He wants to find answers to his questions during this journey into the unknown, to a mysterious and exotic land. But it all turns out quite differently when he realises that escaping doesn't change anything. At the end, he returns to Poland and finds an inner strength and readiness to take up the fight.

For the full Jury motivation, please refer to the press section.

 

We proudly present the winner of the 1st Edition Baumi Script Development Award:

Omar El Zohairy
FEATHERS OF A FATHER

When a family loses it's patriarch, they would do almost anything to survive in his absence; but, with an oppressive illiterate society they end up exhibiting the worst traits of a patriarch/dictator themselves.

"The story's originality and freshness immediately impressed us as a jury. In "Feathers of a Father", Omar El Zohairy tells a bizarre story in which he dares to address a highly political and topical subject. A story which would have immediately thrilled Baumi and his great love for world cinema," says Fatih Akin.

For the full Jury motivation, please refer to the press section.