For the first time in 2018, also a short animated and documentary film receives an award in the Next Masters competition: Danish young filmmaker Barbara Bohr prevailed with the film ESCAPAR, the Recurring Dream (Denmark, 2017). She can look forward to receiving the endowment of 5000 euros, which is also provided by the Sparkasse Leipzig Media Foundation.
Stephan Seeger, Managing Director of the Media Foundation and Director of the Sparkasse Leipzig Foundations, warmly congratulates her: "We are delighted that the festival organizers have decided to award two Next Masters for the first time. Barbara Bohr reports impressively on traumatizing experiences - and how they can still influence the life of a human being decades later."
About ESCAPAR, the Recurring Dream: The 28-minute film accompanies Martha who is tormented by recurring dreams: Time and again she meets her mother, a friend and a stranger. In real life, she is unable to leave behind a traumatic event: More than 20 years ago she was wrongly imprisoned for over 18 months. Her mother fought for her release by trying to bribe judges and guards with homemade cakes. Eventually Martha escaped.