'Requiem' claims German editing prize


COLOGNE, Germany -- Hans-Christian Schmid's exorcism drama "Requiem" won Germany's top editing prize Monday night, while film editors Hansjorg Weissbrich and Bernd Schlegel took the best feature film award at this year's Schnitt Prize in Cologne.

A jury of film professionals picked "Requiem" as the best-cut German feature of 2006. In the documentary category, Jean-Marc Lesguillons won for his edit of Christopher Buchholz's "Horst Buchholz -- Mein Papa," a portrait of his famous actor father.

The Schnitt short film prize went to Wolfgang Weigl for "FairTrade," a look at the illegal business of child smuggling between Morocco and Germany.

The Schnitt Prize, now in its eighth year, is Germany's top award for film editing.