Newsletter
October 2016
 
 
 
 
NEW CAMPAIGN: FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS
© German Films/Mathias Bothor/The Dream Factory

German Films Service + Marketing, the national advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide, has launched a campaign to promote a new wave of German cinema achievements to international audiences and to showcase exceptional German talent worldwide. The initiative - entitled FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - spotlights six of the most influential German actresses currently working in the industry, who represent just some of the many dynamic ‘faces’ of German filmmaking today. During the BFI London Film Festival the initiative celebrated its launch.   

Photos from London on Facebook and Instagram.

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5,500 VISITORS TO THE FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS IN PARIS
Christoph Friedel, Carla Juri, Christian Schwochow, Mariette Rissenbeek (© Evelyne Garat)
Live DJ Performance for DESTINY (© Evelyne Garat)

France is one of the most important markets for German films – there is nowhere else outside of the German-speaking areas where one can find so many German titles being released theatrically – and they are also very successful as is shown by the very good admission figures for TONI ERDMANN (330,000), STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE (109,000) as well as LABYRINTH OF LIES (340,000) and PHOENIX (170,000) last year. Consequently, the Festival of German Films in the French capital is also one of the flagship events of its kind and is extremely popular with the invited filmmakers. The 21st edition attracted 5,500 cinema-goers and thus built on the record year of 2014. There was also interest from French distributors in acquiring some of the films shown in the program.

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A focus in the program was dedicated to noteworthy stories about unusual women, and they were particularly well received...

 
 
ILLUSTRIOUS GUESTS IN TOKYO
German delegation in Tokyo (© Yohta Kataoka​)

Doris Dörrie, Theresa von Eltz, Hans Steinbichler, Lars Kraume, Aline Fischer, Jella Haase, Kaori Momoi and Isabelle Stever – they all attended the HORIZONTE Festival of German Films in Tokyo from 15 to 19 October 2016. Seven new German films were presented at the Toho Roppongi Hills Cinema in an event organiZed by the Goethe-Institut in partnership with German Films.

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SPOTLIGHT: OSCAR®
TONI ERDMANN (© Komplizen Film)

85 countries have submitted entries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2017 Oscar® in the category of Best Foreign Language Feature Film. Germany has sent Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN (DE/AT/MC, Komplizen Film, Missing Link Films) into the race. More…

In addition, German producers are involved in another nine entries…

 
 
FESTIVALS & MARKETS

Come visit us during the American Film Market 2016 ( 2 - 9 November 2016) at the German Films Umbrella Suites. The attending companies and contact details here...

German Day at CPH PIX in Copenhagen together with the German Embassy Copenhagen, Goethe-Institut Copenhagen and German Films. More information here...

German films in ValladolidViennaRio de JaneiroSao PauloStockholmCambridgeMill ValleyCopenhagenUppsala and Sitges.

German shorts in WinterthurRio de Janeiro, at Anima Mundi and Animatou Geneva.

 
 
AWARDS

Main Award and Best Actor Award to TONI ERDMANN at Montreal Nouveau Cinema. More...

LOOK WHO'S BACK nominated in European Comedy category at European Film Awards 2016. More... 

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

International theatrical releases of German films in November 2016 supported by the German Films Distribution Support Program. More...