Newsletter
February/March 2017
 
 
 
 
OSCARS® 2017
TONI ERDMANN team (© Kurt Krieger)
Lucy Russell, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis (© Volker Corell)

It may not have ended with an Oscar®, but there was an Independent Spirit Award for TONI ERDMANN and the weather also looked kindly on the German Oscar® nominees in Los Angeles. The sun shone on them and around 400 German and international guests in the garden of Villa Aurora on the day before the Academy Awards®. They had all come up into the hills of Pacific Palisades for a reception organized by German Films together with Villa Aurora and the German Consul-General in Los Angeles to honor the crews of TONI ERDMANN (DE/AT/MC, Komplizen Film, Missing Link Films) and LAND OF MINE (DK/DE, Amusement Park Film), the filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen and the composer Hauschka.

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More about the reception at Villa Aurora...

The crew of TONI ERDMANN travelled straight on from the Villa Aurora to the ceremony for the Independent Spirit Awards where the German tragicomedy won the prize for Best International Film. As a result, Maren Ade, the actors and producers were able to report positively about their trip to Los Angeles when they then appeared in front of the press and guests at the viewing party in the Andraz Hotel in West Hollywood.

 
 
GERMANY GUEST OF HONOR IN GUADALAJARA

The Guadalajara International Film Festival (10 – 17 March 2017) rolled out the red carpet in true style for Germany as a film nation within the framework of the Germany-Mexico Year. The focus included a panorama of contemporary German cinema, over 60 German films and co-productions in the program and more than 30 filmmakers, actors and industry guests from Germany in panels, juries, the talents sections or at the co-production market. It was organized in cooperation with German Films and the Goethe-Institut in Mexico.

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More about the films, guests and prizes...

 
 
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER COUNTDOWN
Maxim Mehmet, Ilker Çatak, Gregory Theile (© Barbara Dietl)

Who is going to have a chance to present their short during the Festival de Cannes? This was decided by the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER jury composed of the actor Maxim Mehmet, the director and Student Oscar® winner llker Çatak and Gregory Theile (managing director of the KINOPOLIS Group) on 2 and 3 February 2017 in Munich. They selected the titles for the program of the seventh edition of the joint short film intiative by German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) from 122 submissions along with the SHORT TIGER winners.

More about the timetable up until the premiere in Cannes…

 
 
SPOTLIGHT: SHORT FILMS
Julien Westermann ,Linda Kujawski, Hannah Kabel, Christian Denier, Klaus Ranner, Jana Cernik, Alexandra Gramatke, Martin Scheuring, Jutta Wille, Patrick Buhr

There was a large German presence with nine titles in the competition sections of the 39th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (3 - 11 February 2017), one of the most important international platforms for shorts. And a prize on top for WANNABE by Jannis Lenz. Moreover, German Films and the AG Kurzfilm joined forces to participate in the festival's associated Short Film Market with presentations of the new edition of the annual catalogue for German shorts, various new DVD compilations and a short film tour program.

More about the award, catalogues, DVDs and program...

And the latest news from the Short Film Oscars®. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has updated the list of festivals where fiction and animated shorts can qualify for a submission. More...

 
 
FESTIVALS

The fourth edition of KINO! 2017 Festival of German Films in New York starts on 31 March. More...

German films in San FranciscoTribecaHong KongClevelandVilniusSofia, Miami, at CPH:DOX, SXSWECU and TIFF Kids.  

German shorts in AspenAnn Arbor and Nijmegen.

 
 
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

TONI ERDMANN wins Danish Film Awards Bodil for best non-American film. More...

GOODBYE BERLIN is one of three nominated films for the European Film Awards (EFA) Young Audience Award. More...

Nominations for the German Film Awards: Eight nominations for THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY, seven for WILD and six for TONI ERDMANN. Three of the four nominated directors are female. All of nominees for Best Actress in a leading role are part of the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign. All of the nominations...

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

International releases of German films in February 2017 supported by the German Films Distribution Support Program. More...

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

TONI ERDMANN with good box office figures in the United States. More...