LOOK!-competition 2018

In the LOOK!-competition, a professional international jury will award the Best Film, in which the image lifts the story to a higher level in a striking or influential way. Awards will also be given to the Best Director Of Photography and the Best Screenplay. The UFK Press Award will be chosen by the Union of Film Critics.


'Lazzaro Felice' by Alice Rohrwacher won the award for Best Film. The jury was unanimous in their appraisal of the fabulous story of a special relationship between a naïve farmer and a domineering nobleman: "This film invited us to a poetic and visual journey. Each section strengthened the characters throughout the film. Especially the main character Lazzaro as a guide with his special mild and open mind. This surrealistic story has enriched us tremendously!"

Lazzaro Felice

In addition to Best Film, Best DOP and Best Production Design were also awarded. Best DOP went to Carlos Catalan for his camera work in 'A Twelve Year Night' by director Alvaro Brechner: "Carlos Catalàn's eye leads us through the moving, strong story of the military dictatorship in Uruguay in the 1970s. The camera work almost physically draws you into the story."

A Twelve Year Night

The award for Best Production Design goes to 'Las Herederas' by Marcello Martinessi: "The production design in Las Herederas blends beautifully into the story, without dominating it. This is the extraordinary artistic quality of Carlo Spatuzza."

Las Herederas


  • 'Engel 'from Koen Mortier
  • 'Rafiki' from Wanuri Kahiu
  • 'Blackkklansman' from Spike Lee
  • 'Lazzaro Felice' from Alice Rohrwacher
  • 'Redbad' from Roel Reiné
  • 'The Happy Prince' from Rupert Everett
  • 'A Twelve Year Night' from Alvaro Brechner
  • 'Las Herederas' from Marcelo Martinessi