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August 2017
 
 
 
 
GERMAN WORLD PREMIERES IN TORONTO
SUBMERGENCE (© Anne Wilk/Submergence SARL)
DARK (© Netflix)

Robert Schwentke, Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Jan Zabeil, Valeska Grisebach, Baran bo Odar, Hüseyin Tabak, Sonja Maria Kröner – this year's Toronto International Film Festival (7 – 17 September 2017) will see a number of German filmmakers celebrating world or North American premieres. No less than four titles will be screening in the prestigious line-up of Special Presentations. Two stars from the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign – Alexander Fehling and Louis Hofmann – can be seen in three films. Overall, 42 German films and co-productions will screen in the leading festival in North America – more than ever before. German Films will have a presence there with a stand in the Industry Area.

More about the German Films in Toronto...

 
 
THREE PEAKS AWARDED IN LOCARNO
Jan Zabeil (© Locarno Festival/Massimo Pedrazzini)

The Variety Piazza Grande Award for THREE PEAKS by Jan Zabeil (DE/IT, Rohfilm), an extra performance after three completely sold-out screenings for the German competition entry FREEDOM by Jan Speckenbach (DE/SK, One Two Films, ZAK FILM Productions) and very positive press coverage for Felix Randau's ICEMAN (DE/IT/AT, Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Lucky Bird Pictures) – the young filmmakers from Germany left a strong impression at the 70th Locarno Festival (2 – 12 August 2017).

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More about the awards, film reviews and a very special guest at the reception in honor of the German films…

 
 
IN THE FADE IS THE GERMAN OSCAR® SUBMISSION
Fatih Akin (© German Films/Andreas Büttner)

The feature film IN THE FADE by Fatih Akin (DE/FR, bombero international, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, corazón international) will represent Germany as the official submission for the 90th Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film. This has been decided by an independent jury appointed by German Films. Jury representative Rainer Matsutani (German Directors Guild) announced the decision at a press presentation in Munich in the presence of the director Fatih Akin. A total of eleven films were submitted for the selection process.

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More about the jury decision, the film and the path to the Oscars®...

 
 
FESTIVALS

Two German competition films in San Sebastian. More...

German films at Motovun, Sarajevo, Palic, Wroclaw, Bristol and Raindance.

German shorts at Odenese and Sao Paulo

 
 
AWARDS

17 German films and co-productions pre-selected for the European Film Awards. More...

Awards for German films at Guanajuato, Pula, Palic, Motovun, Yerevan and Odessa.

 
 
PORTRAITS OF GERMAN TALENT

Director Helene Hegemann talks about AXOLOTL OVERKILL, director Philipp Leinemann about his new film DAS DRITTE STERBEN with (FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS stars) Ronald Zehrfeld and Alexander Fehling in the leads and actor Franz Rogowski about shooting with Michael Haneke in HAPPY END.

Read all about it in the current issue of German Films Quarterly.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

 
 
MARKET STUDIES

How are German films doing in different countries? Find out in in our market studies. New facts and figures are now available for Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Colombia, the Netherlands, and Norway. More updates to follow soon!

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

RICHARD THE STORK in box office top 10 in Iceland and the Slovak Republic, BULLYPARADE - DER FILM on top of German box office charts. More...