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A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner), Morris from America won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first dramatic role. Poignant and funny in equal measure, Morris from America is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice.

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Best Picture of the Year

Martin Heisler | Adele Romanski | Sara Murphy | Gabriele Simon

Best Director

Chad Hartigan

Best Original Screenplay

Chad Hartigan

Best Actor

Markees Christmas

Best Supporting Actor

Craig Robinson

Best Cinematography

Sean McElwee

Best Production Design

Babett Klimmeck

Best Film Editing

Anne Fabini

Best Costume Design

Nana Kolbinger

Best Original Score

Keegan DeWitt

Best Sound Mixing

Production Sound Mixer
Tobias Scherer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gergor Bonse

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor
Marvin H. Keil