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GFQ 1_2013

NEWS GFQ 1-2013 13 Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin), THE DOWNFALL (Andreas Melcher, Christian Meyerholz), BREAKING THROUGH (Florian Dietrich), DIFFERENT (Dennis Stein-Schom- burg), BEIGE (Sylvie Hohlbaum), and GIRL’S NIGHT OUT (Timo Becker). Furthermore, as one of sixteen partner countries, the AG Kurz- film has for the fourth time been involved in the Euro Connec- tion Co-Production Forum. Being responsible for the German applications, a jury appointed by the association selected a pro- ject by Jos Diegel (elias film) for the pitching to potential co- production partners. The association – in co-operation with German Films – was also present with a booth at the short film market in Clermont-Ferrand and organized the market screen- ing “Matinée Allemande · Coup de foudre - Le court métrage allemand” with another seven outstanding German short films. At the Berlinale, the AG Kurzfilm is once again present at the European Film Market with a booth to inform about German short films, present their new short film catalogue German Short Films 2013 and the highly sought-after festival calendar for 2013. The association will also hold a reception on Monday evening, 11 February 2013 to celebrate short film as such and to create a meeting point for everyone interested in short film. On Tuesday, 12 February there will be a special screening of a selection of the winners and nominees of the German Short Film Award at the Hackesche Höfe Kinos. CROSSMEDIA IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION: FIRST MOTION STIMULATES DEVELOPMENT FIRST MOTION was an EU-funded project revolving around the challenges and opportunities of the media industry in the Baltic Sea Region. From 2010 – 2012 ten partners (lead partner: Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein) from seven countries worked together on the topic: How to Tell & Sell a Story in a Digital World? Concentrating on the four main categories of production, distribution, education and business models, they performed research on cross- and transmedia, developed help- ful tools and handbooks, and created new curricula for profes- sionals. The results were presented at the closing conference in Riga in December 2012 and can be downloaded under www.firstmotion.eu. A special highlight of FIRST MOTION’s pro- ducts was also released at the conference The Distribution and Collaboration Platform. More information is available at www.balticuniverse.com. EMERGING ARTISTS – NEW DVD COMPILATION WITH EXPERIMENTAL FILMS At the end of 2012, German Films and the German Short Film Association released a new DVD compilation. For the first edi- tion of Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany, a jury of four curators from renowned German festivals selected a program of eight recent works. At the beginning of 2013 three presentations were organized to introduce the new program to industry and audiences: Emerging Artists celebrated its national premiere on 12 January 2013 in the context of the 26th Filmwinter Stuttgart. International presentations took place during the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January-3 February 2013) and the 35th International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand (1-9 February 2013). The program is available for further inter- national screenings on Blu-ray and DCP. see what happens see what happens The BR film magazine Wednesday 10.45 p.m. kinokino.de S.12-13_NEWS_GFQ1_13_Layout 1 28.01.13 09:03 Seite 2

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