Trio snap up Teutonic craft awards

Deutscher Kamerapreis hands out honors

COLOGNE — Theo Bierkens, Thomas Erhart, and Hans-Guenther Buecking picked up the main awards at the Deutscher Kamerapreis, the German kudos for cinematography and editing, on Sunday in Cologne.

Bierkens won big-screen movie honors for “Der Liebeswunsch”; Erhart nabbed TV event movie with Berlin Wall drama “Die Mauer — Berlin ’61”; Buecking won in the TV series category for “Blackout — Deadly Memories.”

Stefan Linn was honored with short pic award for “Lumen,” a drama about a teenager with an allergy to daylight.

Pianist drama “Four Minutes,” which already snatched a Lola at the German Film Awards, won a trophy for editor Uta Schmidt.

An account of the cruel life of street kids in Ghana collected two awards in the documentary section for lenser Eva Maschke and cutter Dominique Geisler.

Kudos for TV docu went to Antonia Francis and Pascal-Andre Villa for “Death by Fire,” about forced marriage in Afghanistan.

Newcomers awards went to cameraman Sebastian Baumler for social pic “No Circus Today,” and to editor Kai Schroeter for graffiti docu “Wholetrain.”

Lifetime achievement award went to 61-year-old cinematographer David Slama.

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