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Leipzig, 13. November 2021

"Great Freedom" Wins Giraldillo de Oro at SEFF

The drama "Great Freedom" by Sebastian Meise has snatched the Giraldillo de Oro for Best Film, the main award of the Seville European Film Festival (SEFF). Moreover, Franz Rogowski’s performance in the leading role won him the Best Actor award. This acknowledgment came just days after he won a nomination for the European Film Award as Best Actor. To top it off, the jury of ASECAN (screenwriters’ organization of Andalusian cinema) equally honored this Austrian-German co-production as Best Film of the competition.

"Great Freedom" was co-produced by Leipzig-based Rohfilm Productions and Freibeuter Film (Vienna). Funding came from MDM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs (BKM), DFFF (German Federal Film Fund), ZDF (German public TV network) as well as Filmfonds Wien (Vienna), the Austrian Film Institute, FISA-Filmstandort Austria, and ORF (Austrian public TV network).

The film will be brought to German cinemas by Piffl Media on November 18.