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

The della AWARD 2023 addresses the lack of attention to achievements and works in this field and aims to give them appropriate recognition on an international stage.

In particular, the della Film Festival will highlight the history of Deaf filmmakers and actors and honor some of them posthumously. The festival will start with a cinema day and will offer a varied program of films from all over the world.

The next day the glamorous della Awards will be presented, followed by a glittering party with a variety of show acts.


We are looking forward to seeing you!

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You are excited about the della AWARD 2023 and want to take a look at the rough festival schedule? We absolutely understand! But you still have to be a little bit more patient ...

At Thalia Programmkino we'll show you the nominated films. But that's not all! In addition to the competition films, you can expect carefully selected films of different genres from all over the world and in different sign languages! You will find out in September whether your favorite film or your submissions have been nominated.

The della Awards are presented at a glamorous ceremony in the landmarked Schinkelhalle in Schiffbauergasse. The achievements of deaf filmmakers will be honored in a total of 9 categories. Afterwards the big Aftershow-Party will take place. Look forward to a breathtaking show program with many artists.


FREITAG 10.11.2023

Thalia Kino

The opening of the Film Festival will be at the Thalia cinema in Potsdam-Babelsberg. The cinema with its more than 100-year history is exclusively available for the festival. At this place we roll out the red carpet and show you a varied program with all nominated films throughout the day. The foyer and café offer space to linger, relax, discuss and speculate. Who is your favorite for one of the wonderful della Awards ...? We look forward to a day of cinema together!


For the Gunter's party we have chosen the new venue Siggi. In the immediate vicinity of the Rehbrücke train station, the former coal-fired power plant with its unique industrial charm offers the perfect setting to celebrate the start of the della AWARD 2023 and to celebrate the art of film until late into the night.

SAMSTAG 11.11.2023

Thalia Kino

On Saturday morning you can look forward to film screenings and the red carpet at the Thalia Cinema Potsdam-Babelsberg. By the way: In 1918, the year of the founding of the Berliner Deaf Stage Association, the Thalia cinema Potsdam also opened its doors. One of the reasons to experience a piece of cinema history together with you.


When it comes to culture in Potsdam, there is no way around the international art and cultural quarter Schiffbauergasse. So we had to pick this location. At the Schinkelelhalle, one of Potsdam's most beautiful locations, well-known personalities from the film industry will share their experiences, challenges and visions with you in our panels and discussions. And then the time has finally come: After a welcome drink in the neighboring Kunsthalle we make history in the Schinkel Hall: For the first time the golden della AWARDS will be awarded. A premiere with goose bumps. And the winner is...? Oh, we are so excited!


The prizes have been awarded, the tears of joy have dried. Let's go! At Siggi in Rehbrücke the glamorous Aftershow-Party will take place with a variety of surprising show acts and international film celebrities. Where once the coals smouldered in the former cogeneration plant, we turn night into day and celebrate the festival, the award winners and the art of film until the early hours of the morning!


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