Joya Thome has been honoured for her film “Queen of Niendorf” (German: “Königin von Niendorf“) [Darling Berlin] in Munich with the German Director Award 2018 (Metropolis) in the category Children’s Film. The prize was awarded for the 8th time at a gala event in the Audimax of the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich.

In addition to Joya Thome, Wolfgang Fischer’s feature film “Styx” was awarded Best Director and Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck’s documentary “The Cleaners” Best Director.