Top award with a long tradition - History of the GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD
The trophy is a creation from the Berlin sculptor, Wolfram Beck. It is a replica of the Farnsworth camera, the first completely electronic television camera which had its filming debut in 1936 at the Olympic Summer Games in Berlin. THE GOLDEN CAMERA from HÖRZU is made of 18-carat gold-plated sterling silver, is 25 centimeters high and weighs about 900 grams. The luxurious award is wrought by hand by the silversmiths from "Koch & Bergfeld Corpus", Bremen.
A minimum of three days is required to produce just one GOLDEN CAMERA, so it is necessary for the silversmiths to begin production as early as October of the previous year. The silver manufacture "Koch & Bergfeld Corpus", established in 1829, was commissioned with this special order almost 40 years ago, following an official tendering. The first model of the camera, that the company developed at the request of a jeweler, received immediate acclaim.
From a modest critics prize, the awards presentation developed to become the most coveted media event in the film and televison industries. Between 1975 and 1980, the presentation was held in benefit of the "German Childrens's Cancer Aid Foundation". Until the early 90s, the gala was celebrated in the Axel Springer publishing house in Berlin. Due to its growing guest list, the event was relocated to the German Theater in 1993. One year later, it was moved to the Concert Hall on Gendarmenmarkt, where it remained until 2004. When the Ullstein Auditorium opened in 2005, the event took up permanent residence in the Axel Springer publishing house in Berlin, punctually to the 40th anniversary of the GOLDEN CAMERA from HÖRZU. That's were 850 guests enjoyed this year's glamorous event in fine tradition.
The ceremony was televised by ZDF, Germanys leading national public broadcaster (120 minutes of prime-time viewing). It was hosted by entertainer Thomas Gottschalk. The event traditionally attracts enormous attention in the German and European media worlds. It is required, however, that award recipients come to Berlin to personally accept the GOLDEN CAMERA on stage. Award-winners will be provided with first-class transportation and accommodations during their stay.
360° panorama view of the 47th GOLDEN CAMERA
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