18th Berlin & Beyond wraps, Audience Award winners announced

San Francisco's Berlin & Beyond Film Festival is pleased to announce the Audience Award-winning films of its 18th successful festival, which wrapped last Tuesday at Goethe-Institut San Francisco with the West Coast premiere of Lars-Gunnar Lotz’s SHIFTING THE BLAME and bowed on Sunday at the Castro Theatre with the North American Premiere of Nana Neul’s SILENT SUMMER with approximately 10,000 filmgoers in attendance. This year marked the festival’s return to its original January time slot as well as the inauguration of the new Youth 4 German Cinema educational program and was highlighted by exciting appearances by award-winning German directors (Georg Maas, Xavier Koller, Marc Rothemund) and hot up-and-coming acting talents (Aylin Tezel, Max Mauff)...


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