In 2016, German Films launched a campaign promoting a new wave of German cinema achievements to international audiences and to showcase exceptional German talent worldwide. The initiative - FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - shines a spotlight on some of the most influential German talents currently working in the industry, who represent just some of the many dynamic 'faces' of German filmmaking today.
The first year of the campaign was launched during the BFI London Film Festival in October 2016 and featured the actresses Paula Beer, Liv Lisa Fries, Sandra Hüller, Julia Jentsch, Saskia Rosendahl, and Lilith Stangenberg.
The campaign kicked off its second year in May 2017 during the Festival de Cannes with the support of six of Germany's most exciting male actors: Volker Bruch, Alexander Fehling, Louis Hofmann, Jannis Niewöhner, Tom Schilling and Ronald Zehrfeld.
The 2018 edition now presents six of Germany's most prominent directors: Emily Atef, Valeska Grisebach, Lars Kraume, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Burhan Qurbani und David Wnendt.
Click here to see the Making-Of video of this year's campaign!
Teaming up with the Regent Street Cinema in London, German Films is presenting the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND in London from 21-23 September 2018. The program showcases five films featuring talent from the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaigns. Click here to see the program.
For further information and press or photo-related materials of the campaigns, please contact: Christine Harrasser.