Editors nominated for German Schnitt prize

'White Ribbon,' 'Storm' editors among nominees

COLOGNE, Germany -- Monika Willi, the editor of Michael Haneke's Oscar-nominated "The White Ribbon," Stefan Essl, editor of action comedy "Jerry Cotton;" and Hansjorg Weissbrich, who cut Hans-Christian Schmid's war-crimes drama "Storm" are among the nominees for this year's Schnitt Prize, Germany's premiere film editing award.

Also nominated in the feature film category are Mona Brauer and Heike Gnida for their work on Matthias Glasner's disturbing pedophilia drama "This is Love" and Wolfgang Weigl, nominated for "The Two Lives of Daniel Shore," the feature debut of director Michael Dreher.

In the documentary category, nominated editors include Thomas Riedelsheimer, who directed and cut his latest, "Soul Birds;" Gisela Castronari-Jaensch and Vadim Jendreyko for "The Woman with the 5 Elephants;" Marc Haenecke for "Jagdzeit;" Thomas Grube and Barbara Toennieshen for "To Fight For" and Stephan Krumbiegel for "Wiegenlieder."

The 12th Schnitt Film Prize will be awarded Nov. 29 in Cologne.
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