On August 23rd the “Club der Filmjournalisten Berlin” (Club of German Film Journalists Berlin) awarded director Niclas Mehne for his directorial debut SCHLUSSKLAPPE (“It’s a Wrap) the “NewComerComedy” Director’s Award. The award is endowed with 4.000 Euros donated by the YTF Berlin. Niclas Mehne received the award at the 64th “Ernst Lubitsch Prize” awards ceremony which took place at the Astor Film Lounge in Berlin. The funds will go towards the director’s next film.
The laudation was held by the “Ernst Lubitsch Prize” winner 2010 Leander Haußmann.
SCHLUSSKLAPPE is a comedy drama about a group of young filmmakers and actors whose film is accepted at the prestigious Max Ophüls Festival. There they are confronted with the fun and cruel realities of what a life in the film business could mean.
SCHLUSSKLAPPE not only tells the story of young people’s dream making films but is also a wonderful tribute to all film festivals.