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December 2016
 
 
 
 
REVIEW: GERMAN FILMS AROUND THE GLOBE IN 2016

The German cinema phenomenon of the year has false teeth and gives out cheese graters as presents - 2016 was undoubtedly the year of TONI ERDMANN. Decorated with five European Film Awards, on the Oscar® Shortlist and nominated for the Golden Globes®, the third feature film by Maren Ade started to conquer hearts by storm in Cannes. It had countless international festival invitations, prizes, the press intoning hymns of praise, and sales all over the globe through to the end of the year.

In addition, German films and co-productions were programmed in over 2,600 slots and received over 300 awards at the larger international festivals during 2016. Directors from Germany were featured in the official competitions at a large number of the most important international festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Mariette Rissenbeek, managing director of German Films: "It was absolutely wonderful to experience the enormous enthusiasm one could feel for TONI ERDMANN around the globe. But, putting TONI ERDMANN aside, there was often a reason for joy in 2016 - whether it was the many invitations to screen in competition, three Student Oscars®, or important prizes in the field of television."

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Photo Header: Maren Ade & crew, winner EUROPEAN FILM 2016 for TONI ERDMANN at the EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS, picture: EFA/API/Jessica Kassner

 
 
LOUIS HOFMANN IS GERMAN SHOOTING STAR 2017
© Alex Gonzalez

European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the ten young European acting talents to be honored as the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2017 at the Berlinale. The actor Louis Hofmann from Germany was selected as one of Europe's best talents.

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FESTIVALS OF GERMAN FILMS - FROM MOSCOW TO AUSTRALIA
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© Renat Mullagali

A total of around 3,000 admissions and an average 180 spectators per screening added up to a successful 15th edition of the Festival of German Films in Moscow (30 November - 5 December 2016). The Russian audience confirmed its predilection for entertainment, but also showed that it was definitely open to and interested in serious issues.

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With 36 films in four cities and around 14,000 admissions, the German Film Fest in Australia is one of the largest Festivals of German Films around the world. Organized by the Goethe-Institut and German Films, the event took place for the 15th time from 15 to 30 November 2016 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

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FESTIVALS

German director in Sundance competition. More...

German films in Ljubljana, KeralaKolkataMumbaiGoaHavanaBogotaLes Arcs, at Slamdance and Noir In.

German shorts in Clermont-Ferrand competitions. More...

 
 
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

TONI ERDMANN: Five European Film Awards in all main categories. Oscar® Shortlist and Golden Globe nomination

Awards for German films in BilbaoPoitiersTallinn, at Festival dei Popoli Florence and EUFF Toronto.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

International theatrical releases of German films in January 2017 supported by the German Films Distribution Support Programm. More...

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

TONI ERDMANN in the Netherlands. PETTSON AND FINDUS - THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER successful in Finland. More...

 
 
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

German Films would like to wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for the coming new year!

We look forward to keeping you updated on German cinema again in 2017!