In 2016, German Films launched a campaign promoting a new wave of German cinema achievements to international audiences and to showcase exceptional German talent worldwide. The initiative - FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - shines a spotlight on some of the most influential German talents currently working in the industry, who represent just some of the many dynamic 'faces' of German filmmaking today.
The first year of the campaign was launched during the BFI London Film Festival in October 2016 and featured the actresses Paula Beer, Liv Lisa Fries, Sandra Hüller, Julia Jentsch, Saskia Rosendahl, and Lilith Stangenberg.
The campaign kicked off its second year in May 2017 during the Festival de Cannes with the support of six of Germany's most exciting male actors: Volker Bruch, Alexander Fehling, Louis Hofmann, Jannis Niewöhner, Tom Schilling and Ronald Zehrfeld.
The 2018 edition presented six of Germany's most prominent directors during a panel event at the 2018 Berlinale: Emily Atef, Valeska Grisebach, Lars Kraume, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Burhan Qurbani und David Wnendt.
And the 2019 edition of the campaign will kick off at the Drama Series Days during the Berlinale 2019 with six great acting talents: Maria Dragus, Christian Friedel, Luise Heyer, Jonas Nay, Jördis Triebel and Fahri Yardim.
For further information and press or photo-related materials of the campaigns, please contact: Christine Harrasser.