Promoting Excellence in the Discourse on Europe. Since 1995, the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards are granted to outstanding media productions contributing to the development of a European society and value system. [learn more]
Medals of Excellence 2011
Die Fremde

Feature film by Independent Artists Productions (Germany): Feo Aladag (author, director, producer), Independent Artists Filmproduktion (production), Judith Kaufmann (cinematography), Andrea Mertens (film editing), Silke Buhr (production design)

awarded with the

Erasmus EuroMedia 2011 Medal of Excellence for Fictional Production

Jury Statement

The Medal of Excellence for Fictional Feature honours the film feature “Die Fremde”, a film b y Independent Artist Production, because of the lucid idea to tell the story about women feeling as strangers either in their origin homeland Turkey as as well in the country where they are living, Germany. A fictional story coming close to real life and putting the finger to a hidden agenda of many people’s everyday life. Congratulattion!

Liebe Geschichte

Documentary by Klub Zwei (Austria): Simone Bader (director), Jo Schmeiser (director)

awarded with the Erasmus EuroMedia 2011 Medal of Excellence for Historical Narrative

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Jury Statement

The Medal of Excellence for a historical Narrative goes to the TV documentary “Liebe Geschichte”, produced and published by Klub2 – honouring the exceptional empathetic and sensitive approach to forefather’s history over family stories. This documentary has found a very charming method of re-assessing history by telling stories as personally experienced moments of histories over heartful connections to familial personalities from the past – but putting the narration in an contemporary environment, especially architectonic landscapes. This combines history with presence. Doing so the result in fact is a love story with at least two addressees: the forefathers and Vienna a the capital of Austria. Congratulation!