Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Culture Prize
On Friday December 2nd, Her Majesty Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernard Cultural Prize 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam. This year the award went to documentarian Heddy Honigmann.
Heddy Honigmann is a director of fictional and documentary films, born in Lima, Peru, from a Polish-Jewish immigrants and spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands and then became a Dutch citizen. Mrs Honingmann received the award for “her great track record as the leading international documentary, which like no other, understands the art to portray the elasticity and resilience of the individual. With her exceptional talent as an interviewer Heddy Honigmann can highlight both the strength and the fragility of the human.”
The prize of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is a sum of 75,000 euros with an addition of another 75,000 euros that the winner can use as capital of a culture fund. Heddy Honigmann plans to donate the 75,000 euros in support of documentary filmmakers from developing countries.
The Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made success in the field of music, theater, dance, visual arts, history, literature, heritage, cultural or nature conservation. The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund was created in London in 1940 by Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana.
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