The Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards, colloquially known as the Bundesfilmpreis, the prize statuettes as Lolas) is the highest German movie award. From 1951 to 2004 it was awarded by a commission, since 2005 the award has been given by the Deutsche Filmakademie. With a cash prize of three million euros - the most highly endowed German cultural award - it differs from the Oscar or the Csar. The Deutsche Filmpreis is the most important element of the German government's policy of supporting the film industry. The Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs has been responsible for the administration of the prize since 1999. The awards ceremony is traditionally held in Berlin. Since 1999 the award has been a statuette of a woman known as the Lola, a reference to Marlene Dietrich's role in Der blaue Engel and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film Lola. Mechthild Schmidt, Partner of HouseWorks digital media, New York about her 1999 design: I wanted to symbolize motion.
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