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Hot Hot Hot wins Luxembourg Film Prize
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Hot Hot Hot wins Luxembourg Film Prize

2 min. 10.03.2012 From our online archive
Beryl Koltz’ Hot Hot Hot was awarded the prize for best Luxembourg feature film at this year’s film prize, with proud winners in seven more categories, including best short film, animation and co-production, as well as rising star Vicky Krieps.

(CS) Beryl Koltz’ Hot Hot Hot was awarded the prize for best Luxembourg feature film at this year’s film prize, with proud winners in seven more categories, including best short film, animation and co-production, as well as rising star Vicky Krieps.

The who is who of Luxembourg film had gathered at the Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains, to celebrate the Grand Duchy’s ever growing film industry.

It was the fifth instalment of the prize, which is awarded every two years. For the first time this year, the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis was coordinated with Discovery Zone, bringing the festival to a close.

Among the many guests were EU Commissioner Viviane Reding, Communications and Media Minister François Biltgen, Culture Minister Octavie Modert, Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider and Luxembourg City mayor Xavier Bettel, together with many famous faces from the world of Luxembourg film.

Well over 100 nominees in eight categories

The award show kicked off fashionably late, and was presented by actor Gabriel Boisanté.

Some 46 films were vying for awards in five film categories alongside 125 nominees for creative and technical achievements. While the cast of Luxembourg sitcom Weemseesdet poked fun at the abundance of nominees in an on-stage skit, the jury was nonetheless faced with the task to choose the winners.

The seven-strong jury included journalists and film critics Marie Laborier (Arte), Vesna Andonovic (Luxemburger Wort) and Jean-Pierre Thilges, together with Cinémathèque director Claude Bertemes, director of the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster Claude Frisoni, producer Max Permanier, and film fan Roger Fohl.

And the winners are...

One prize was known before the ceremony. Actress Vicky Krieps, who has acted across theatre, television and the silver screen, including recent appearances in Roland Emmerich drama Anonymous, and Joe Wright’s thriller Hanna, received the Prix du Jeune Espoir.

Read on for a full list of winners.

Luxembourg film: Hot Hot Hot, directed by Beryl Koltz (Samsa Film)

Co-production: Illégal, directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse (Iris Productions)

Documentary: High Low, directed by Jean-Louis Schuller and Sam Blair (Samsa Film)

Animation: Rose et Violet, directed by Claude Grosch and Luc Otter (Samsa Film)

Short Film: En Dag am Fräien, directed by Govinda van Maele (Lucil Film, Red Lion)

Artistic Contribution: the jury awarded two prizes in this category – André Dziezuk for his achievements in film music, as well as the scriptwriters of D’Symmetrie vum Päiperlek Maisy Hausemer and Paul Scheuer

Technical Contribution: Jean-Louis Schuller for his work as chief operator and cameraman