August 2018
ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER (© One Two Films/Thomas v. Klier)

World premieres for films by German directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (6–16 September 2018): Sven Taddicken's new film is about a couple who is forced to confront its past. German genre cinema centers on zombies in the Thuringian sticks – written, directed and produced by women.

Other films by German directors were premiered at leading festivals in Venice, Cannes and Berlin and now have their North American premieres in Toronto's program.

More about the German films at TIFF…

Eva Trobisch (© Locarno Festival/Massimo Pedrazzini)
The team of WHAT DOESN'T KILL US (© German Films/Chiara Tiraboschi)

The Best First Feature at the 71st Locarno Festival (1–11 August, 2018) comes from Germany: ALL GOOD by Eva Trobisch (TRIMAFILM, Starhaus Filmproduktion, HFF München) was presented with the Swatch First Feature Award of the Filmmakers of the Present sidebar.

Other prizes went to German co-productions…

German Films hosted a well-attended reception to celebrate such German films as GERMANY. A WINTER'S TALE by Jan Bonny (Heimatfilm) in the Competition or Sandra Nettelbeck's WHAT DOESN'T KILL US (Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, cine plus Filmproduktion, RuhrSoundStudios) and to give representatives of the German and international film industries an opportunity to network with one another.

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NEVER LOOK AWAY (© 2018 BUENA VISTA INTERNATIONAL/Pergamon Film/Wiedemann & Berg Film)

The jury has made its decision: NEVER LOOK AWAY by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will represent Germany in the Oscar® race for 2019 in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

More about the film, selection and the rest of the Oscar® timetable…

Oscar® time is always at the beginning of the year, the Student Oscars are handed out in the autumn. This year will see that coming around on 11 October 2018, with four female directors from Germany – Kiana Naghshineh, Annelie Boros, Esther Niemeier and Eileen Byrne – among the finalists.

Here are all of the films that have a chance of bringing a Student Academy Award home in 2018…


Looking for information about the performance of German films around the world? Check out the market studies on the German Films website for an in-depth look at how German films have fared in a number of territories. All the market studies have been updated with data from 2017. 


German films at Raindance, Bristol, Durban and Giffoni.


Awards for German films at Traverse City, Durban, Galway, Giffoni and Cinepocalypse Festival.


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


IN THE AISLES in France, THE CAPTAIN in the United States, and a new film by Andreas Dresen released in Germany. More...