Celebrating German Oscar Nominees in Los Angeles

Feb 27, 2017

Oscar reception for German nominees Enlarge image Toni Erdmann stars Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek (© Volker Corell) On Saturday, German Films, Villa Aurora and the German Consulate General hosted a reception in honor of this year’s German Oscar nominees. The annual event celebrates German film and shines a spotlight on German filmmakers in Los Angeles.

Welcoming speeches were given by Villa Aurora Chairman Dr. Markus Klimmer, Michael Reiffenstuel , Commissioner for Foreign Cultural Policy at the Foreign Office and Björn Böhning, Head of Senate Chancellory of the Federal State of Berlin, who all said it was a day to celebrate German film and the people who make it happen. 

Oscar reception for German nominees Enlarge image Consul General Neumann with Michael Reiffenstuel, Commissioner for Foreign Cultural Policy, left, and Dr. Markus Klimmer, Villa Aurora Chairman, far right. (© Volker Corell) Mariette Rissenbeek, German Films Managing Director, introduced the German Oscar nominees and called the teams up to the stage: 

- Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film “Toni Erdmann” 

- Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film “Land of Mine” 

- Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject “Watami: My Homeland” 

- Academy Award Nominee for Best Original Score “Lion” Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) 


Oscar reception for German nominees Enlarge image Deputy Consul General Kathrin Steinbrenner, third from left, at the Oscar reception. (© Volker Corell) After the speeches, guests had the chance to mix and mingle, raise a glass to the honorees and catch up with old friends in the lovely garden of Villa Aurora.  

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Reception for German Oscar Nominees

Oscar reception for German nominees

Oscar reception for German nominees

Oscar reception for German nominees

Oscar reception for German nominees.

Villa Aurora

Villa Aurora (C) Peer Eschenbach

The artists residence and historic landmark, located in the former home of exiled German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta, fosters German-American cultural exchange in memory of the European exiles that settled in Southern California. Villa Aurora offers public concerts, lectures, screenings and performances.