The Scarapist has been awarded best picture by the Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und Filmemacher at Berlinale International Film Festival and European Film Market. Indie thriller The Scarapist from Seasons & a Muse Productions won the award for best picture from Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und Filmemacher (VDKUF) at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market (EFM).
Based on a true story of therapist abuse, The Scarapist stars Jeanne Marie Spicuzza, Katy Colloton and R. Michael Gull, and is directed by screenwriter Spicuzza and Synthian Sharp. The Scarapist screened at EFM on February 12, following its limited release in Landmark Theatres. The VDKUF, an association comprised of German critics and filmmakers, held its awards ceremony on February 17. In addition to the VDKUF Award presented to The Scarapist, River Road Entertainment’s production Seline, which also screened at EFM, was awarded best short film. Director Luciano Silighini Garagnani and actresses Flavia Monteleone, Sara Menassi and Sofia Bergamo were in attendance.
The VDKUF also awarded best actor to Thomas Blanchard for Préjudice. Michelle Rodriguez won the best actress award for Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale, also starring Sigourney Weaver. The winner for best animated film was Robinson Crusoe. Director Danae Elon’s P.S. Jerusalem was awarded best documentary, and George Clooney received the award for lifetime achievement.
Seasons & a Muse, Inc., founded in 1993, is a seven division arts and entertainment corporation, which includes publishing, product development, marketing and motion picture production.