21.11.2019

System Crasher in the running for an Oscar Academy Awards 2020

Germany sends drama "System Crasher" from Hamburg director Nora Fingscheidt into the race for an Oscar Nomination in the category "Best International Feature Film". This was announced today by German Films.

Helge Albers, Managing Director of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, commented, "Great news from Munich! Following Fatih Akin's 'Aus dem Nichts' and Maren Ade's 'Toni Erdmann', 'System Crasher' is another FFHSH-funded production that has a chance at an Oscar nomination. It's fantastic that Hamburg director Nora Fingscheidt is taking such a leap with her first feature film. Congratulations to the whole 'Systemsprenger' film team - especially Nora Fingscheidt, breath-taking lead actor Helena Zengel, the kineo film production team and Hamburg production companies Weydemann Bros and Oma Inge Film."

More about the film:
Hamburg director and screenwriter Nora Fingscheidt has already won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale 2019 with her debut film "System Crasher". With more than 35 days of shooting, the majority of the filming took place in Hamburg at the beginning of 2018. The film follows Benni, a delicate girl with boisterous energy. Benni is a so-called "system crasher", a child who has fallen through all the nets of German child and youth welfare. No matter where the nine-year-old is placed, she is thrown out again after a short time. The drama is a kineo Filmproduktion and Weydemann Bros. GmbH production in co-production with Oma Inge Film and ZDF/ Das kleine Fernsehspiel. Distributor Port au Prince Pictures is bringing the film to cinemas nationwide on 19 September. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein provided 175,000 euros support for the production.

About Academy Awards:
The 92nd Academy Awards are taking place on 9 February 2020 in Los Angeles. The Academy in Hollywood is responsible for deciding the nominations in the category "Best International Feature Film". The nominations will be announced shortly before Christmas 2019.

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