Newsletter
November 2017
 
 
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: AMERICAN FILM MARKET
Thania Dimitrakopoulou, Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Julien Razafindranaly (© Aaron Perez)

The numbers speak for themselves: around 7,500 delegates, including some 1,500 buyers from 71 countries and 445 exhibitors – anyone who has films to sell or wants to buy some new titles comes to Santa Monica in November. One of the leading international film markets, the American Film Market (AFM), has been held in California, not far from Hollywood, since 1981. The AFM offers European sales agents particularly good access to the markets in the USA, Asia and Latin America, so six sales companies from Germany were represented at the stand organized by German Films this year.

More about trends, market developments and sales of German films at the AFM…

 
 
GERMAN CINEMA ABROAD – THE NUMBERS

How many admissions did German feature films have abroad during 2016? Which countries had the most theatrical releases and where were the strongest markets? And which films were particularly well received and in which territories?

German Films has undertaken a comprehensive collation and analysis of the box office and admission figures for 2016...

 
 
IDFA: FULL CINEMAS FOR GERMAN FILMS
OF FATHERS AND SONS (© BASIS BERLIN)

The 30th edition of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (15 – 26 November 2017) was a good one for German documentaries with a high profile in the competitions, sold-out screenings, Top 10 positions in the audience voting and "major buzz" for a German competition entry at Europe's largest documentary film festival.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Paula Beer for FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS (© Mathias Bothor)

International Emmy Award for the German TV series THE BRAUN FAMILY as Best Short-Form Series. More...

European Film Award nomination for FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS star Paula Beer, AUSTERLITZ and various German co-productions. More...

Awards for German films in Mar del Plata, Valencia, Gijon, Sevilla, Bilbao, Cork, Tokyo, Rome, GentBusan, Beijing and at Chicago Children's Film Festival.

 
 
FESTIVALS

German films in competition and German SCREEN STARS in Tallinn. More...

German films in Havanna, Bahamas, Dubai, Macao, Taipei, Singapore, Kolkata, Goa, Foyle, Mar del Plata, Gjion, Valencia, Torino, Cairo, Arras, Bilbao, at Camerimage, Doc New York and AFI Fest Los Angeles.

German shorts in Ljubljana, Leuven and at Alcine.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE popular in Denmark. FACK JU GÖHTE 3 most successful film in German cinemas in 2017 so far. More...