Newsletter
February/March 2018
 
 
 
 
OSCARS® 2018
Gerd Nefzer (© Aaron Perez)
WATU WOTE team (© Micah Smith)

"And the Oscar® goes to Gerd Nefzer!" echoed around the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 4 March. The German special effects specialist received the award together with his colleagues John Nelson, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover for the Best Visual Effects on BLADE RUNNER 2049. Another Oscar® went to A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastián Lelio (CL/US/DE/ES) – co-produced by Komplizen Film from Germany - for Chile in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.

A reception was held at the Villa Aurora on the eve of the Oscar® ceremony where also the other German nominees were honored...

 
 
BERLINALE DEALS

Four German directors showed their films in the Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. They were presented there to an international audience and now will also be seen in the cinemas of many countries.

More...

 
 
SHORT FILM COUNTDOWN
NGST jury: Daniel Ebner, Katja Benrath, Dr. Gregory Theile (© Andreas Buettner)

The NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER program enables young German filmmakers to present their shorts during the Festival de Cannes. This year's selection was decided by a jury comprising the director, Student Oscar© winner and Oscar© nominee Katja Benrath, Daniel Ebner (Artistic Director of the VIS Vienna Shorts Festival) and the Managing Director of the KINOPOLIS Group Dr. Gregory Theile when they convened in Munich on 1 and 2 February 2018.

More about the important dates until the premiere in Cannes...

 
 
FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS ON VOD

Two international VoD services have added FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS selections to their programs. The selections center around films starring or directed by the protagonists of the initiative. In France available at Universciné , in Spain at Filmin.

 
 
FESTIVALS

Large German documentary presence at Hot Docs 2018. More...

KINO!2018 Festival of German Films in New York in April. More...

Cannes: Asli Özge selected for L' Atelier de Cinefondation. More...

Hongkong showing 34 German films and co-productions. More...

German films in Prague, Sofia, Ann Arbor, Thessaloniki, Guadalajara, Bengaluru, at SXSW and TIFF Kids.

German shorts in Nijmegen and Tampere.

 
 
AWARDS

Awards for German films in Aubagne, at Berlinale and TIFF Kids.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

International releases of German films in April 2018 supported by the German Films Distribution Support program. More...

First Distribution Support sitting in 2018: German Films supports foreign theatrical releases of German films with 338.500 Euros. More...

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

RICHARD THE STORK very successful in France. More...