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Oscar® 2019: System Crasher is the German submission

The feature film SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt (kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., in coproduction with Oma Inge Film and ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel) will represent Germany as the ...

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German Films supports foreign theatrical releases of German films with 298,330 Euros

In the third sitting of 2019, German Films' "Distribution Support" awards committee decided to support 43 foreign theatrical releases of German films. In total 298,330 Euros were allocated.

The...

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Oscar® Race: Search begins for German candidate

The film that is going to represent Germany at the 92nd Oscars® in competition for International Feature Film will be announced on 21 August 2019. An independent jury will decide which film this...

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THE AUDITION IN COMPETITION IN SAN SEBASTIAN

The 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (20–28 September 2019) will see THE AUDITION by Ina Weisse screen in the competition. The A-Festival in the Basque town is one of the...

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PELICAN BLOOD OPENS VENICE'S ORIZZONTI

The 76th Venice International Film Festival will take place on the Lido from 28 August to 7 September. 2019 again sees German cinema in a strong position in the festival's line-up. Director Katrin...

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Awards

AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT LOCARNO 2019

Leopard for Best Actor
Regis Myrupu for THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin (BR/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

Pardino d’oro for the best international short film
BLACK SUN von Arda Çiltepe (DE/TR, HFBK Hamburg)

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AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS AT PALIC 2019

Main Competition Special Mention
Yaron Shani and Eran Naim, CHAINED by Yaron Shani (IL/DE, The Post Republic, Electric Sheep) more

AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS AT STONY BROOK 2019

Audience Choice Best Feature Film
THE SILENT REVOLUTION (DAS SCHWEIGENDE KLASSENZIMMER) by Lars Kraume (Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion, zero one film, Studiocanal Film)

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AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT CLUJ-NAPOCA 2019

Transilvania Trophy
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (CO/AR/NL/DE/UY/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)

Audience Award
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma...

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AWARDS FOR GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT FID MARSEILLE 2019

Award for Best First Film
STATUS AND TERRAIN (ZUSTAND UND GELÄNDE) by Ute Adamczewski

FIDLab (co-production platform)
Commune Image Prize
Heart of Light - Cynthia Beatt (DE/FR)
Camargo Foundation Prize
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Festivals

GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT RAINDANCE 2019

Best Discovery Award: Best Debut Feature
ORAY by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (filmfaust Filmproduktion, Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Best Documentary Feature
WHY ARE WE CREATIVE? THE CENTIPEDE’S DILEMMA...

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GERMAN FILMS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS AT TORONTO 2019

Special Presentations
GUNS AKIMBO by Jason Lei Howden (DE/NZ, Pump Metal Films Germany, Maze Pictures)
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)

Platform

MARTIN EDEN by Pietro...

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GERMAN SHORT FILMS AT ODENSE 2019

OFF Competition
THE DIVINE WAY by Ilaria Di Carlo
FUN FACTORY by Lisa Brooke Hansen, Even Hafnor (NO/DE)
LAKE OF HAPPINESS by Aliaksei Paluyan (DE/BY)
OSLO by Shady Srour (IL/DE)
WHAT REMAINS (WAS BLEIBT)... more

GERMAN SHORT FILMS AT SAO PAULO 2019

International Showcase
PELOURINHO, THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US by Akosua Adoma Owusu (GH/DE/BR)
SHOOTING STARS by Magdalena Jaroszewicz (DE/PL)
THE TRAP by Nada Riyadh (EG/DE)
UMBRA by Florian... more

GERMAN FILMS & CO-PRODUCTIONS AT NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Main Slate
I WAS AT HOME, BUT (ICH WAR ZU HAUSE, ABER) by Angela Schanelec (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
LIBERTÉ by Albert Serra (FR/DE, Lupa Film)
SYNONYMS (SYNONYMES) by Nadav Lapid... more