Movie Makers Win Big Prizes
U.S. director Martin Scorsese, left, and Wim Wenders attend the presentation of the Honorary Golden Bear at this year's Berlinale, in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. Scorsese received the award for his life's work. The 74th Berlin International Film Festival runs through Feb. 25. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)

Movie Makers Win Big Prizes

February 28th, 2024

Some movie makers get a special prize for their work. Martin Scorsese is one of them. He made many movies. He got a big prize in Berlin. A lot of people came to see him get his prize. Hayao Miyazaki makes movies too. He made a film called "The Boy and Heron." It might win a prize for being a good animated movie. Adam Driver is in a movie about fast cars. It is called "Ferrari." Thelma Schoonmaker helps make movies look good. She might win a prize for her work. Old movie makers are still making cool movies. They have a lot of experience. They make movies about many things. Some use stories from books. Others make stories from their own ideas. They work hard to make movies. They want people to enjoy what they watch. People are happy because these movie makers are still working. They keep making new movies. Everyone likes their movies. They are like great music makers from long ago. We watch and like their movies today.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What did Martin Scorsese get for his work?
. What is the name of Hayao Miyazaki's film that might win a prize?
. Why are people happy with old movie makers?

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🌐 Cultural context

This article is from a country where movies are a popular form of entertainment. Awards are given to people who make good movies. Some famous people make movies that many people like to watch.

🧠 Further reading

Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award – Feature Film
In America, there is a special award for people who make movies. It is for people who have worked very long and made great movies. A group called the Directors Guild of America gives this award. The award started in 1953. At first, it had the name of an old movie maker, Mr. Griffith. But, in 1999, the people in charge decided to change the name. They said Mr. Griffith made some movies that were not nice to all people. Some people were happy with the change, but others did not like it. There are many people who have won this award. They are very good at making movies. It is a very important award for movie makers.

Indian animation industry
Once upon a time, in India, people made pictures move. They made cartoons. Cartoons are like drawings that walk and talk. A long time ago, in 1956, a man from Disney came to India. His name was Clair Weeks. He helped start the first cartoon studio in India. They made a cartoon about a deer. Another important cartoon taught kids about being together. It was called "Ek Anek Aur Ekta." Some Indian people made cartoons before there were movie theaters. They used shadows and pictures to tell stories. There was a special story with leather puppets from a place called Andhra Pradesh. In 1974, a cartoon for kids came on TV in India. It was very special. Then Indian people made more cartoons for TV. One of them was about a superhero, Captain Vyom. Later, people in India started to make cartoons in 3D. It is like the cartoons come out of the screen. The very first 3D cartoon movie from India was "Roadside Romeo." It was made by people in India with a big company called Disney. It is a happy and fun story. And that's how cartoons began and grew in India!

Veteran (2015 film)
A police man named Seo Do-cheol works hard to find out why a truck driver named Bae died. The driver's son told the police that a bad man, Jo Tae-oh, hurt his dad. Tae-oh is very rich and powerful. Do-cheol and his police friends work together to catch Tae-oh. Tae-oh tries to stop them and even tries to pay them to stop. Do-cheol does not stop and keeps looking for clues. Tae-oh tries to hurt Do-cheol, but it doesn't work. The police find more clues. They learn that the truck driver did not kill himself; he was hurt by someone else. In the end, Do-cheol and his friends make a plan to catch Tae-oh before he can run away. They tell a story that Tae-oh hurt his girlfriend. There is a big fight, and the police catch Tae-oh.