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May 2018
 
 
 
 
GERMAN FILMS IN CANNES
Team of SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN (© Kurt Krieger/Hubert Boesl)
Mariette Rissenbeek, Asli Özge (© Kurt Krieger/Hubert Boesl)
Valeska Grisebach, Emily Atef (© Kurt Krieger/Hubert Boesl)
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2018 (© Birgit Heidsiek)

GERMAN FILMS IN CANNES 2018

Screening in the program of the Festival de Cannes (8 – 19 May 2018) is considered to be a great honor and only bestowed upon a select number of filmmakers during their careers. Several directors from Germany in fact achieved this in 2018: from Ulrich Köhler and Sergei Loznitsa – who won the Prize for Best Director in the Un Certain Regard sidebar – to Margarethe von Trotta and Wim Wenders. Moreover, eight German co-productions were presented. More about the reactions to the German films…

GERMAN FILMS COCKTAIL

Around 800 industry guests came together for the German Films Cocktail in the park of the Villa Rothschild on the festival's first Saturday to celebrate the presence of German cinema and the attending film delegations. More about the guests...

Photos from the cocktail on Facebook…

NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER

There were long queues in front of the Olympia Cinema and only a handful of empty seats at the premiere screening of this year's edition of the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER program of shorts, which was organized by German Films in cooperation with the FFA.The program for the filmmakers in Cannes also included a masterclass with the director Emily Atef.

CANNES FILM MARKET

25 new German films were presented by German Films under the label of New German Films in Cannes in market screenings at the Marché du Film, including seven market premieres. Several sales of German films at the Cannes market have also already been announced....

More photos from Cannes on Facebook…

 
 
SPOTLIGHT: AUSTRALIA
Opening night of the German Film Festival in Sydney (© Olaya Caraballo)
Mariette Rissenbeek, Nashen Moodley (© Olaya Caraballo)

A festival of German cinema is being staged in the five Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide from 22 May to 10 June 2018. The German Film Festival is being organized by Palace Cinemas in collaboration with German Films. THE SILENT REVOLUTION by Lars Kraume is the opening film in all five cities. More information can be found at the festival website or on Facebook.

A large number of German films have also been programmed at the Sydney International Film Festival (6 - 17 June 2018). They include the screening of TRANSIT by Christian Petzold in the Competition. All of the German films in Sydney...

Emily Atef will also be there with 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON as part of the EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM section which sees the Sydney International Film Festival joining forces with European Film Promotion (EFP) to showcase ten outstanding European women filmmakers. More information about this here...

 
 
FESTIVALS & AWARDS

German films at Molodist, Fantaspoa and in Seoul. German shorts in Tokyo, Vienna and Huesca.

Awards for German films in Jeonju and Moscow.

The German short film A BLINK OF AN EYE by Kiana Naghshineh (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) is among the finalists for the 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards in the Animation category. The awards ceremony is on 29 June 2018. More...

Margarethe von Trotta in the Toronto International Film Festival Platform Jury. More...

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

THE SILENT REVOLUTION in France. LUIS AND THE ALIENS in Colombia. More...