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19  February  2019

Former student at European Film College wins Silver Bear

Danish cinematographer and former student at European Film College won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale this weekend, for his amazing work on the film 'Out Stealing Horses'. This is the fourth Silver Bear for former students at European Film College.


When Rasmus Videbæk was a student at European Film College back in 1994-1995, he originally wanted to be a director. But like so many other people attending our film school here in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Rasmus discovered a new talent: cinematography. He graduated as a cinematographer from the National Film School of Denmark in 1999, and this weekend he won a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for his camera work on Hans Petter Moland’s ‘Out Stealing Horses’.

Four Silver Bears for European Film College alumni
This is the fourth Silver Bear for former students at European Film College: Pernille Fischer Christensen won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize in 2006 for her debut feature, 'A Soap'. In 2012, the two former students Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg shared a Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for 'A Royal Affair', and Norwegian cinematographer and former student Sturla Brandth Grøvlen won for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for his one-take camera work on 'Victoria'.

Strong Berlinale for European Film College
Several other former students were present at this year's Berlinale, besides Rasmus Videbæk:

Actor Elliott Crosset Hove was one of the 10 European Shooting Stars, Labina Mitevska is the actress and producer of the film 'God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija', which was in the main competition, and cinematographer Eugen Gritschneder filmed 'Tackling Life', which was screened under the category Perspektive Deutsches Kino
Rasmus Videbæk - former student at European Film College - wins a Silver Bear at the 2019 Berlinale