Newsletter
October 2017
 
 
 
 
PARIS: GERMAN CINEMA ATTRACTS YOUNG AUDIENCE
Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Jan Zabeil, Mariette Rissenbeek (© Evelyne Garat)

Over a third of the spectators still attending school or university, stable attendance figures at 4,500, brand new films coming straight from prestigious international festivals, ten eminent guests from the worlds of acting, directing and production with a prominent international star as a surprise guest at the opening - the Festival of German Films in Paris (4 - 10 October 2017) had quite a lot to offer during its 22nd edition.

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More about: who was there and what was particularly successful…

 
 
DOUBLE GOLD AT THE STUDENT OSCARS
Johannes Preuss & Katja Benrath (courtesy of Johannes Preuss)

It couldn't have been any better at the ceremony for the 44th Student Academy Awards® in Los Angeles on 12 October 2017. The fact that two prizes would be going to German short film productions had already been announced in the run-up to the ceremony, but the double gold result wasn't made known until the award-winners were there in person in L.A..

More about the German award-winners…

 
 
SPOTLIGHT: FOREIGN LANGUAGE OSCAR®
IN THE FADE (© bombero international/Warner Bros. Entertainment/Gordon Timpen)

The submission process for the 2018 Oscars® in the Best Foreign Language Film category is now complete. 92 countries - and thus a new record - have entered films to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Germany is sending Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE (DE/FR, bombero international,  Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, corazón international) into the running. More…

But German producers are also partners in an additional 15 entries...

 
 
MARKET STUDIES

How are German films doing in different countries? Find out in our market studies. New facts and figures for for the years 2000-2016 are now  available for 30 international territories on the German Films website. More...

 
 
FESTIVALS

German documentaries at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Jilhava.

German films in Cork, Valladolid, Leeds, Stockholm, Vienna, Sao Paulo, Helsinki, Denver, Rome, Austin, Cambridge and at Chicago Children's Festival.

German shorts in Badalona, Winterthur, Philadelphia, Uppsala, Sapporo and Seoul.

 
 
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Ronny Trocker's THE EREMITES nominated for the European Discovery Award at the European Film Awards 2017. More...

Awards for German films in Sitges and London.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

Fourth Distribution Support Sitting in 2017: The awards committee decided to support 25 foreign theatrical releases of German films. In total, 204,000 euros were allocated. More...