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BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival 2024 (March 13 – 24, 2024)

20th Glasgow Film Festival (February 28 – March 10, 2024)

54th Tampere Film Festival (March 6-10, 2024)

46th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (February 2-10, 2024)

53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 – February 4, 2024) 

36th Premiers Plans Angers (January 20-28, 2024)

It is fitting that 2024 when German Films is celebrating its 70th anniversary should also see another good piece of news: the supervisory board,…

The social drama THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE (if...productions) by İlker Çatak has been nominated for an Oscar® in the Best International Feature Film…

The 74th Berlin International Film Festival will again be offering the audiences and the film industry a varied film line-up, inspiring encounters and…

German Films Festival Highlights 2024

Find our 2024 festival highlight films in this brochure and in our elaborate Festival Highlights Show Reel, covering upcoming German productions and showcasing highlights from the competition programs of Sundance, Rotterdam, and this year's Berlinale.

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In 2024, German Films celebrates its 70 years anniversary! The Export Union der Deutschen Filmindustrie was founded in Wiesbaden in 1954, then underwent a renaming as German Films Service + Marketing GmbH in 2004 and has successfully been promoting German feature films and filmmakers around the world for the past 70 years.

To put a special focus on 70 years of German cinema abroad, a film programme entitled “70 Years of German Cinema – A Success Story“ has been compiled as a retrospective, curated by Alfred Holighaus, development executive and producer at REAL FILM in Berlin and NORDFILM in Kiel, who selected a mixture of 14 feature films and documentaries. The aim of this film programme is to give German cinema abroad the special attention it so rightly deserves.

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Face to Face with German Films - The Filmmakers

The initiative Face to Face with German Films shines a spotlight on some of the most influential German talents currently working in the industry. Our 2024 campaign focuses on a variety of professions again. The new campaign and its ambassadors will be presented at this year's Berlinale in a special event on February 19.

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German Films Around the World

The section German Films Around the World highlights all our actvities in the different regions worldwide, and gives an overview of our Festivals of German Films in different territories, as well as important festivals and markets in those countries. Click through the map to find your Regional Desk contact person for all respective territories!

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