Maren Ade‘s second feature Everyone Else
won two Silver Bears at the 2009. Berlin Film Festival: the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress for Birgit Minichmayr. The modern relationship drama was released in over 25 countries and received three nominations for the German Film Award. Her first feature The Forest for the Trees
won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and a Best Film nomination for the German Film Award. The touching drama was her graduation film from HFF University of Television and Film Munich. Maren Ade also works as a producer for other filmmakers. In 2000, she founded the film production company Komplizen Film with producer Janine Jackowski.