This was announced by Chairman of the Academy Agnieszka Holland at the Berlinale Film Festival, Censor.NET reports citing DW.
She says Sentsov is a victim of political persecution.
Last year, the human rights organization Amnesty International, the German and the European Film Academy held a rally in support of Sentsov at the Berlinale Film Festival.
Russia sentenced Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov for 20 years of imprisonment in a penal colony on charges of organizing terrorist groups in occupied Crimea.
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