October/November 2019
21 November 2019

The 24th Festival of German Films in Paris (2 - 8 October 2019) provided several highlights for the 4,300 festival-goers. The festival opened on October 2nd with a sold out performance of THE AUDITION in the presence of the director Ina Weisse and her lead actress Nina Hoss and the producers Felix von Boehm (Lupa Film) and Olivier Bardet (Idéale Audience).

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Joel Chapron, Quentin Deleau-Latournerie, Simone Baumann, Adeline Monzier, Nicole Kaufmann (© Aaron Perez/EFP)
Johannes Busse, Anna Kozanecka, Magdalena Janeczek, Cyril Burkel, Solveig Langeland

Six German world sales companies were represented at German Films' umbrella stand at this year's American Film Market (6-13 November 2019): Beta Cinema, Picture Tree International, Sola Media, ARRI Media International, The Match Factory and Films Boutique. This year German Films was co-host of the EFP/Unifrance market reception on November 6th that was very well attended with more than 300 guests.

More than 77 new exhibitors from 22 countries were represented at AFM 2019, as well as buyers from 70 countries. There were 400 market screenings, including 80 world premieres. All of the sales companies had booked screenings, with the trailer shows attracting particular high interest.

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German films and co-productions at Tokyo, Fest, Gent, Warsaw, Haifa, Sapporo, Uppsala, Montreal Nouveau Cinema, Mumbai, Rome, Sao Paulo, Ulaanbaatar, Winterthur, Doc NYC, Sydney, Sibiu, Seoul, Taipeh, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Stockholm, Milwaukee, CPH PIX Copenhagen, Austin, Tallinn, Antlaya, Jihlava, IDFA, AFI Fest Los Angeles, Leuven, Thessaloniki, Viennale, Bucharest, Kolkata, RIFF, Les Arcs and Energa Camerimage.


Awards for German films and co-productions at Fantastic Fest, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Fest, Ottawa, San Sebastian, Zurich, London, the Hamptons, Heartland, Montreal Nouveau Cinema, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Jihlava, Viennale, Tokyo and Thessaloniki.


International releases of German films in November and December 2019 supported by the German Films Distribution Support program. More...


German films at home and abroad in the first three quarters of 2019:
359 films * 63 million euros box office * 11 million admissions * 63 countries

Among the top ten films are 8 majority German productions with 26.5 million euros box office and 5 million admissions - almost half of the box office of German films and co-productions.

THE AFTERMATH (rank 1) 8.4 million euros in 29 countries
NEVER LOOK AWAY (rank 3) 4.7 million euros in 19 countries
HEIDI (rank 4) 2.8 million euros just in China
MANOU – THE SWIFT (rank 5) 2.6 million euros in 29 countries
HEILSTÄTTEN (rank 6) 2.3 million euros in 16 territories
LEBERKÄSJUNKIE (rank 7) 2 million euros in Austria
HIGH LIFE (rank 8) 1.9 million euros in 22 countries
BALLON (rank 9) 1.8 million euros in 9 territories

In addition we would like to highlight the success of German films in China:

LUIS AND THE ALIENS: Theatrical release in China: 26 October 2019, 140,000 admissions on the first weekend.

DON’T.GET.OUT! Theatrical release in China: 12 October 2019, over 170,000 on the first weekend.