Every year and in memory of cinema legend Klein, who died in 1999 at the age of 79, his daughters Madeleine Budde and Jacqueline Hopp endow the prizes in the two JFBB competitions. In total, the 29th JFBB will present four awards in 2023:
Feature Film Competition
Gershon Klein Feature Film Award
The prize is awarded to a director and comes with prize money of 3,000 EUR.
Documentary Film Competition
Gershon Klein Documentary Film Award
The prize is awarded to a director and is endowed with a prize money of 3,000 EUR.
Prize for Intercultural Dialogue, endowed with prize money of 2,000 EUR of Stephan Goericke
Prize for the promotion of young filmmaker, endowed with prize money of 1,000 EUR by Stephan Goericke.