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The international association of many deaf actors, producers, directors and other professionals working in the field of film, cinema or other visual media is the guiding principle of the della AWARD 2023.


The della AWARD 2023 is directed against the lack of attention given to the achievements and works in this field and aims to properly recognize these achievements at the international level.


In particular, the della Film Festival 2023 will highlight the history of deaf filmmakers and actors and will honor some of them posthumously once. The festival will take place in Potsdam, Germany’s first UNESCO Creative City of Film. The film festival begins with a cinema day and offers a diverse range of films from around the world. The second day is followed by a gala event with a breathtaking show program in the world-famous media city of Babelsberg, the birthplace of European film. Afterwards, the della Awards will be presented.


We are looking forward to having you.

November 10-11 2023

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You are curious about the della Awards and would like to be inspired by the rough festival schedule? Let us show you, click the icon for the schedule.

The nominated films await you at Thalia Programmkino. Of course, that's not all! We present selected films from all over the world, in different genres and sign languages! You will find out in June whether your favorite film or your submissions have been nominated. Click on the icon to view the carefully selected film program.

The della Awards are presented during a grand gala event in Babelsberg. The achievements of deaf filmmakers will be honored in a total of 9 categories. In addition, you can look forward to a breathtaking show program with numerous artists.


Thalia Kino

In 1918, the same year that the Berliner Gehörlosen Bühnenclubs was founded, the Thalia Kino Potsdam opened its doors. One of the reasons why we are happy to experience a part of cinema history together with you.


The Metropolis Halle is directly connected to the Filmpark Babelsberg and is an integral part of the film history of the Media City Babelsberg and Potsdam as UNESCO Creative City of Film. This is the cradle of the German film industry and remains a hotspot for the international film industry today. Which place would be more suitable for the della AWARD 2023? None? We think so too and are looking forward to the award ceremony with an international audience during the gala evening. You want to get an impression? Click on the picture of the Metropolishalle above and immerse yourself into the history of Babelsberg.



You are ready and want to submit your film?
Check out our Filmfreeway-Site to see all the requirements for your application.
we are looking forward to your film!

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