Award for feature "Career à la française"
Ulrike Sommer (r.) and Daniela David (editor)
Ulrike Sommer, freelancer for DW-TV, has won the German Business Film Award (Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis). She was awarded first prize for her half-hour feature "Career à la française - Women at the Top of French Business" in the category "Documentary films on business and economic trends in the social market economy."
The award-winning film is part of the series "At the top - Businesswomen in Europe," produced by the DW-TV Documentaries and Reports Desk. The editor in charge is Daniela David. This series portrays top women managers and entrepreneurs from Germany, France and Poland. Next March, all three features will be broadcast by Deutsche Welle as a series in German, English and Spanish.
Sommer received the award, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Economy and Labour, on 20 November 2003 in Ludwigsburg. The awards were presented at the Film and Media Centre by Dr. Friedrich Haug, Assistant Director of the Federal Office for Economics and Export Controls. The purpose of the prize is to promote short films about modern industrial society. 76 contributions were submitted to the competition, now in its 36th year. This is the ninth time that DW-TV has won the Business Film Award.
Ulrike Sommer (37) studied Italian, French and art history in Erlangen, Berlin and Paris and has worked freelance for DW-TV since 1996. A versatile and creative journalist, she concentrates on documentary work about business and the arts.
21 November 2003
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