MAP Important cultural awards in Germany 1 Golden Bear The Berlin International Film Festival: one of the world’s key film festivals next to Venice and Cannes. A Golden Bear and several Silver Bears are awarded. 1 3 Berlin 2 Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse is a book prize awarded to a new publication in German. 2 Leipzig Frankfurt am Main 4 5 Darmstadt 3 Deutscher Filmpreis Featuring prize money totalling almost 3 million euros, Deutscher Filmpreis is the best endowed German cultural prize. 4 German Book Prize A jury chooses the best novel written in German that year. 5 Georg Büchner Preis The Georg Büchner Preis is the pre-eminent literature prize for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. not necessarily cosy, but it is certainly excit- the metropolis for young, contemporary art ing and dynamic. that features strongly in the Berlin Art Week, when all over the city venues present the latest The visual arts in Germany are likewise cos- artistic ideas. Indeed, Germany’s capital is to- mopolitan and international. As the statistics day undoubtedly one of the world’s largest of the new intake at German art academies hubs where contemporary art is produced. and colleges shows: In 2013, the number of This is demonstrated every two years at the new students coming from abroad for the first Venice Biennale, and not just in the German time exceeded that of Germans. Today Berlin, Pavilion there: A large number of the interna- with about 500 galleries and its many spaces tional artists exhibited in the city on the la- for presenting artistic positions, is considered goon state that they live in Berlin.