Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2010

Oct, Nov, Dec

Jochen Alexander Freydank | Filmmaker

Jochen Alexander Freydank | © Corell
Jochen Alexander Freydank | © Corell
born in East Berlin
Oscar for Spielzeugland

Jochen Alexander Freydank, who grew up in the former East Germany, directed Spielzeugland (Toyland), which received an Oscar in 2009 for Best Live Action Short Film, a heartbreaking film capturing the personal conflicts that separated friends and families by the moral fissures of the Holocaust.