Simon Groß

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2017                 Golden Olive Tree for the Best Film at the 18th Lecce European Film Festival.


FIPRESCI Award at the 18th Lecce European Film Festival.


Best Director Award at the 21. Sofia International Film Festival


2014                 Eurimages Co-production Development Award for “My Happy Family” at Cinelink, Sarajevo Film Festival.


2013                 C.I.C.A.E. PRIZE of the „Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai”, the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas“, at the 63rd International Filmfestival Berlin.


Young Cinema Competition prize at the 37th International Filmfestival Hong Kong.


FIPRESCI Prize at the 37thInternational Filmfestival Hong Kong.


SKODA Film Awardat the 13th Festival of Central and Eastern Film GOEAST Wiesbaden, Germany.


Blue Angel Award for Best Director and the


Blue Angel Award for the Best Female Performance for Lika Babluani at the 21. ART FILM FESTIVAL in Slovakia.


Selection Variety’s Ten Directors to Watch at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival.


Selection Ten films for LUX Prize unveiled at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival.


Grazia Magazine Award at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival.


Grand Prix at the 4th Voices, Volodga Independant Cinema from European Screen, Béla Tarr, Chairman of the Jury.


Best Acting Award at the Odessa International Film Festival for Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria.


Young Cinema Award (Nachwuchspreis) at the 7th Five-Lake-Film-Festival in Germany.


Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Feature Film and the Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Actress for Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria at the 19th Sarajevo Film Festival.


Audience Award at the Milano Film Festival 2013.


Student’s Jury Award at the Milano Film Festival 2013.


Grand Prix at the 9th Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty Kazakhstan, head of the jury Jane Campion.


Selected as the Georgian candidate for the Academy Awards (Oscar) 2014.


Award for the Best Script at the 7th Festival International du Film de Femmes de Salé in Morocco.


Yilmay Guney Award for the Best Film at the 2nd Duhok International Film Festival in Iraq, head of the jury Béla Tarr.


Special Jury Prize at the Festival du nouveau in Montréal.


New Auteurs Special Award for Personal Storytelling at the AFIFest in Los Angeles.


Golden Star for the Best Film at Cinedays Film Festival in Skopje, Macedonia.


Crystal Apricot for the Best Film at the 4th Film Festival of Malatya, Turkey.


Award for Feature Director on behalf of Women in the Picture Association at the International Women’s Film Festival Israel.


2007                 Award Young German Film: Best                                           director at the Filmfestival Munich,                                     Germany


1998                 Audience Award, International Filmfestival Würzburg, Germany