Newsletter
June 2018
 
 
 
 
GERMAN COMPETITION ENTRY IN SHANGHAI
Florian Gallenberger (© Shanghai International Film Festival)

AS GREEN AS IT GETS by Florian Gallenberger (DE/CH, Majestic Filmproduktion, new!move films) had its world premiere in the International Competition of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival (16 – 25 June 2018), one of the most important festivals in Asia. A German director was in the competition line-up for the third year in a row. This was the 15th year that a German Focus with 11 titles was  presented at the festival in collaboration with German Films. Seven filmmakers were in Shanghai to present their films in person.

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More about the German films, guests and reception in Shanghai...

 
 
MADRID: FESTIVAL AND DISTRIBUTORS HAND IN HAND
Lorea Elso, Maike Schantz, Christian Petzold, Godehard Giese, Mariette Rissenbeek, Ana Torres (© Alberto Nevado)

This year saw a birthday being celebrated in Madrid: the Festival of German Films (12 – 17 June 2018) turned 20 and marked the occasion with a large and illustrious group of guests. There was also an intensive and very successful collaboration with Spanish distributors who used the festival for press and marketing activities ahead of their films' release dates.

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ANIMATION FILM IN ANNECY
"Animation Germany" Co-Production Event: Sandra Knesevic, Marlene Wagener, Grit Wißkirchen, Kristine Knudsen, Annegret Richter, Jan Bonath (© Tania Reichert-Facilides)

More than 10,000 professionals gathered at the 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (MIFA, 11 – 16 June 2018), the leading event in this sector, to learn about the latest industry trends and network. Germany had 17 productions in the official festival program,  with 12 short productions competing in the competitive sections. The feature film MARNIE’S WORLD by Christoph Lauenstein and Wolfgang Lauenstein (scopas medien) had its world premiere as an "Out of Competition" screening.

All of the German animations in Annecy 2018…

More about the presentation possibilities for German animation films…

 
 
SPOTLIGHT: SERIES
DARK (© Netflix)
BABYLON BERLIN (© X Filme Creative Pool)

People are talking about them, there's praise for their top-class vertical and horizontal storytelling, they're the subject of binge watching and are made by leading names from the world of cinema – series are one of the major trends in the film industry in recent years.

New festivals have been created specially for this area and leading events are opening up their programs with dedicated sections. More about new presentation possibilities for series...

Increasingly more emphasis is being placed on top-class series content from Germany. Productions like DARK or BABYLON BERLIN have caused a sensation around the globe. More about new exciting series projects from Germany...

 
 
MARKET STUDIES

How are German films doing in different countries? Find out in our market studies. New facts and figures are now available for Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK & Irland and USA & Canada. More updates to follow soon!

 
 
FESTIVALS

Two German Docs in Competition at Karlovy Vary. More...

German films in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Cleveland, San Francisco, Seattle, Edinburgh, Espinho, Krakau and at AFI Docs, Espoo and Filmadrid.

German shorts in Palm Springs and Zagreb.

 
 
AWARDS

BABYLON BERLIN wins prize for Best Foreign TV Series at Shanghai TV Festival.
DER POLIZIST, DER MORD UND DAS KIND
wins in Monte Carlo. More...

Awards for German films in Washington, Cleveland, Sydney and Krakow.

Awards for German shorts in Vienna and Zagreb.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES

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

 
 
BOX OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Successful German animation in China, the Czech Republik and the Slowakian Republic. More...