Double Triumph: Last Swim Wins Two Awards at Berlinale

February 26, 2024 Feb. 26, 2024

The Berlin Film Festival concluded this weekend with Sasha Nathwani’s poignant coming-of-age drama Last Swim making waves by clinching the prestigious Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generation 14plus section. Company 3 Senior Colorist Joseph Bicknell provided color grading on the award-winning film, which also won this year’s AG Kino – Gilde – Cinema Vision 14Plus prize, further solidifying its acclaim at the festival.

Last Swim delves into the journey of an Iranian-British teenager as she confronts a pivotal life decision. Nathwani’s compelling narrative and the film’s evocative storytelling captured the hearts of viewers and jury members alike.

Additionally, renowned director, producer, and screenwriter Martin Scorsese was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlinale Palast for his exceptional artistic career.

Congratulations to all the winners and their teams who received awards this past weekend.

For a comprehensive list of winners, click here.


Last Swim

Generation 14plus – Crystal Bear for Best Film
AG Kino – Gilde – Cinema Vision 14PLUS Prize

  • Color | Joseph Bicknell
  • Finishing Artists | Thomas Lambert, Jeremy Crichton 
  • Color Production | Cody Cardarelli
  • Director | Sasha Nathwani  
  • DP | Olan Collardy 
  • Editor | Stephen Dunne
  • Production Design | Julija Fricsone Gavriss