Tuesday, April 8, 2014

German authorship film wins 2014 New York Festivals award

Still shot of The Globe from the award-winning Shakespeare authorship film Der Nackte Shakespeare (The Naked Shakespeare) directed by Claus Bredenbrock. Photo courtesy Kinofilm

by Linda Theil

Neue Shake-speareGesellschaft (New Shakespeare Society) board member Hanno Wember of Hamburg, Germany sent an update on the German authorship film, The Naked Shakespeare by Claus Bredenbrock. Wember said:
After the “Award of Excellence” (IndieFest, La Jolla, USA, November 2013) the documentary film by Claus Bredenbrock received the “Bronze World Medal, New York Festivals World’s Best TV+Films, USA 2014”, as released today, Tuesday April 8th, 2014, in Las Vegas at the National Association of Broadcasters show.
For more information about the award, see 2014 NEW YORK FESTIVALS TV & FILM AWARDS FINALISTS online listing. Scroll to "Germany" - "Cultural Issues"

Der Nackte Shakespeare (The Naked Shakespeare) was screened at the SOS/SF annual conference in Toronto held Oct. 17-21, 2013. In November 2013, Wember reported to Oberon that the film had been presented with an Award of Excellence from The Indie: a showcase forcinematic gems and unique voices. For that award, The Naked Shakespeare was listed under its production company Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Germany) and was presented the award of excellence for work in the field of arts/cultural/performance/plays. 

Wember says the English subtitled DVD of The Naked Shakespeare costs about $25 including shipping and handling and may be ordered by sending an email requesting the film and including your mailing address to the Neue Shake-speare Gesellschaftat Gesellschaft@shake-speare-today.de. Customers will be billed when the DVD is shipped and may pay via Pay Pal. Wember may be reached directly at wember@gmx.net.