This year’s A38 Production Scholarship Kassel Halle goes to Ben Voit for his movie Night About Kepler 452b. Congratulations.
The winner of this year’s A38 production grand captivates the viewer with atmospherically dense and aesthetically impressive images depicting his haunting theme. This may sound hackneyed, but it is more than true for the winner. A Winter Bus drives through a nameless city, alarmed by calls from passers-by. In some moments the viewer is very close to the volunteers and in other moments in respectful distance to the homeless. This is how “Night over Kepler 452b” runs - according to a radio report in the film, the most life-friendly exoplanet of our galaxy. We congratulate Ben Voit on his A38 production grand.
The scholarship is funded by the LPR Hessen (Hessian State Office for Private Broadcasting and New Media) and the Media Authority of Saxony-Anhalt with up to 3,000 euros in maintenance and max. 1,000 Euro travel costs included and will be awarded together with Werkleitz - Center for Media Art, which provides benefits in kind of up to 4,000 Euros (in the form of equipment as well as technical and personal advice).