Hanno Olderdissen gets First Step kudos

German helmer scoops two first-time awards

BERLIN -- Hanno Olderdissen went straight to the top of German producers' must-call list Tuesday, as he won two trophies at the First Step Awards, Germany's top honor for first-time directors.

Olderdissen won for both best commercial spot and best short film for the drama "Robin."

Brigitte Bertele and Johanna Stuttmann won best feature-length film for "Nacht vor Augen," about German soldiers in Afghanistan, while Niko Apel took the documentary prize for "Sonbol," his portrait of a young Iranian dentist.
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