A tribute to revolutionary cinema: “Empire Me” wins the main prize ‘Best Film’ at the International Film Festival Aubagne in France together with the feature film “Toomelah” by Ivan Sen. Since the Award couldn’t be splitted, the Film Festival created a special Award PRIX DU FILM REBELL for “Empire Me” with the argument, that the world needs in these times of crises more films with the courage to defy conventions with regard to content, politics and narration style.
The Film Festival highlights the connection between image and music. Therefore the Award honours as well the German Score-composer ALEXANDER HACKE, renowned for his band EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN and his work with the director FATIH AKIN.
Thanks to “Empire Me” the recently created Award PRIX DU FILM REBELL shall be maintained in the next year as an own category. We like to congratulate all participants!