The Goldene Leinwand (Golden Screen) is an award created in 1964 by the HDF ("Hauptverband Deutscher Filmtheater e.V.", literally translated "Federal Association For Movie Theatres") and the journal Filmecho/Filmwoche.
Like a Golden Record, it is a sales certification.
The Goldene Leinwand is to be bestowed upon film distributors for having provided a film of feature-length which sold more than 3,000,000 tickets within 18 months.
- Goldene Leinwand (“Golden Screen”) for 3 million tickets within 18 months
- Goldene Leinwand mit Stern (“Golden Screen With Star”) for 6 million tickets within 18 months
- Goldene Leinwand mit 2 Sternen (“Golden Screen With Two Stars”) for 9 million tickets within 18 months
- Goldene Leinwand mit 3 Sternen (“Golden Screen With Three Stars”) for 12 million tickets within 18 months
- Goldene Leinwand Sonderausgaben (“Golden Screen Special Editions”) for 15 or 18 million tickets within 18 months
- Goldene Leinwand mit Stern und Brillanten (“Golden Screen With Star And Brilliance”) for a series of 6 coherent films that altogether sold more than 30 million tickets
- Goldene Leinwand für besondere Verdienste (“Honorary Golden Screen”)
- Goldene Leinwand Pin (“Honorary Golden Screen As Pin”)
Titanic (1997) is the only film that was awarded special editions for 15 and 18 million tickets.
- "Award by the Hauptverband der Deutschen Filmtheater (HDF) for films with an audience of 3 million in Germany.". Retrieved 2011-11-13.
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