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November 2016
 
 
 
 
A GREAT DEAL OF ATTENTION FOR THE FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS IN BEIJING
Aline Fischer, Theresa von Eltz, Cordula Kablitz-Post
Florian Gallenberger with COLONIA fan

A frenzy of flash bulbs for the filmmakers Florian Gallenberger, Theresa von Eltz, Aline Fischer, Cordula Kablitz-Post, Daniel Carsenty and Juliane Lorenz at the press conference for the opening of the 4th Festival of German Films in Beijing, which is organized by German Films and the Goethe-Institut. The German Ambassador in China, Michael Clauss, gave a welcome address at the ceremony in AUDI City before Florian Gallenberger's COLONIA (DE/LU/FR, Majestic Filmproduktion, Rat Pack Filmproduktion) opened the festival to a full house at the Broadway Cinema. The director had brought along his actress Zhang Jingchu – a major star in China – whose live stream of the event had over 2 million viewers. 

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More about other festival screenings in Beijing...

 
 
GERMAN CINEMA CAME TO IZMIR
TONI ERDMANN screening in Izmir

Encouraged by the success of the first event in 2015, German Films and the Goethe-Institut joined forces again in 2016 to present the latest of German cinema for Turkish audiences under the label of KINO 2016 – GERMAN FILMS IN TURKEY. The screenings began from 7 - 17 April 2016 during the 35th Istanbul Film Festival, followed by Ankara where the films were shown during the 27th International Ankara Film Festival (28 April - 8 May 2016). An innovation this year was the collaboration with the International Eskisehir Film Festival (6 - 14 May 2016).

Part four has just come to a close in Turkey's third largest city, Izmir...

 
 
14TH GERMAN-FRENCH FILM MEETING IN SAARBRÜCKEN
Peter Dinges, Jean-Paul Salomé, Marie Masmonteil, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Peter Herrmann, Meinrad Maria Grewenig, Mariette Rissenbeek, Uwe Conradt (© Tim Niesen)
Frédérique Bredin, Isabelle Giordano, Gilles Renouard, Marie Masmonteil (© Tim Niesen)

Hardly any city has such close links with German-French history and collaboration between the two countries like Saarbrücken. The Saarland's capital on the border with France was therefore the ideal venue for the 14th edition of the German-French Film Meeting. Around 200 participants from both countries came together on 22 and 23 November 2016 to exchange information – supported by seven expert panels and two keynotes – and present their projects at a co-production market. The Prime Minister of Saarland, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, spoke to the guests at a gala dinner held at the World Cultural Heritage Site of the Völklingen Ironworks. The German-French Film Meeting is organized by German Films and UniFrance in close consultation with the German-French Film Academy.

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More about the program...

 

 
 
SPOTLIGHT: AMERICAN FILM MARKET
Hyeongjoo Lee (Company L), Alice Bouquoy (Global Screen), Leopoldo Jiménez (Cinemas Nueva Era), Moritz Kleine Bornhorst & Yuan Yuan Sui (Picture Tree International) (© Aaron Perez)
Paul Hudson, Klaus Rasmussen (Global Screen), Antoine Zeind (A-Z Films) (© Aaron Perez)
Natsumi Hagashi (AT Entertainment), Moritz Hemminger (ARRI Media International), Hatsuki Ikeda (Happinet) (© Aaron Perez)

Since 1981, the international film industry has come together in Santa Monica for the American Film Market (AFM) to network as well as finance, sell and buy new film projects, and learn about the latest industry trends in various expert panels and presentations. The 37th edition from 2 to 9 November 2016 attracted around 1,500 buyers from 86 countries, the market featured 366 exhibiting companies. German Films organized an umbrella stand that served as the base for six German world sales companies.

Beta Cinema, Picture Tree International, ARRI Media International, The Match Factory, Media Luna New Films and Sola Media were satisfied with the optimized organizational procedures under the new AFM director Holly Sortomme as well with the deals they signed during the market.

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More about AFM trends and developments as well as the sales of German films…

 
 
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

TONI ERDMANN wins LUX Film Award of the European Parliament. More...

Three International Emmys to Germany for DEUTSCHLAND 83, WAR OF LIES and actress Christiane Paul. More... 

Audience Award and ARCHILLE VALDATA Award for WE ARE THE TIDE at Torino Film Festival. More... 

European Film Awards: Five nominations for TONI ERDMANN, further nominations for actor Burghart Klaußner and and German co-productions. More...

TONI ERDMANN, MORRIS FROM AMERICA and SONITA nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. More...

Awards for German films in Mar del PlataGijonZagrebBarcelonaMinskCambridgeSt. LouisSevillaValladolidTokyoChicago and at AFI Fest, Filmets BadalonaChicago Children's Film Festival, Reanimania and Tofifest.

Awards for German shorts in TallinnBrestSeoul and Beijing.  

 
 
FESTIVALS

Festival of German Films in Moscow. More...

German Competition entry in Torino. More...

THE HAVE-NOTS  in Competition in Tallinn. More...

German documentaries at IDFA. More...

German films in MarrakechDubai, MacaoZagrebSegoviaMar del PlataGijonArrasJihlavaCairo, Minsk and at Rome Independent Film Festival and Camerimage.

German shorts in PoitiersZinebi BilbaoLeuven, Tehran and at Alcine.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

TONI ERDMANN  in the Netherlands and Greece. More...