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.
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.
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.
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!