Judith Kaufman wins German Camera Prize

For lensing of Feo Aladag's 'When We Leave'

COLOGNE, Germany -- Cinematographer Judith Kaufmann has won the 20th German Camera Prize for her framing of "When We Leave," Feo Aladag's debut feature on honor killings.

The drama stars Sibel Kekilli ("Head-On") as a young Muslim woman ostracized by her family for daring to leave an abusive husband. The top editing honor went to Moritz Reinecke, who won for his cut of Oliver Kienle's coming-of-age-Drama "Bis aufs Blut."

Patrick Eppler's work on Gerardo Milsztein's "To Fight For: The Year of Decision" won top honors for best cinematography in a documentary. The doc follows German juvenile delinquents trying to box their way out of a life a crime. Henk Dress won best editing for a documentary for his work on Insa Onken's "Rich Brother," about the fate of a young man from Cameroon living in Germany.

The small screen nods went to Andreas Hofer, who shot Marc-Andreas Bochert's TV movie "Empathie" and Jorg Lawerentz, winner of best cinematography in a TV series for an episode of kids drama "krimi.de" (cq).

The 20th German Camera Prize, which honors excellence in editing and cinematography, was held Sunday night  in Cologne.
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