Awards & Winners

Erich Kästner

Date of Birth 05-April-1911
Place of Birth Jena
(Germany, Thuringia)
Nationality Germany
Also know as Erich Kastner
Erich Kurt Kästner was an German movie camera designer. He was born in Jena. During his work for ARRI he invented the spinning mirror reflex shutter for movie cameras, which was first used in the Arriflex 35 in 1937. It allows the operator to have a viewfinder image equal to the recorded picture. Kästner received a Gordon E. Sawyer Award in 1992 and an Oscar in 1973 and 1982. In 1994 he won the Bavarian Film Awards Honorary Award He died in Penzberg.

Awards by Erich Kästner

Check all the awards nominated and won by Erich Kästner.


Academy Scientific and Technical Award (Award of Merit)
(For the concept and engineering of the first operational 35mm, hand-held, spinning-mirror reflex, motion picture camera.)


Academy Scientific and Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering award)
(For the development and engineering of the Arriflex 35BL motion picture camera.)