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January 2020
 
28 January 2020
 
 
 
OUTLOOK: GERMAN FILMS & SERIES IN 2020

2020 will be another year starting with German cinema having a strong presence at the Berlinale. Numerous films have already been confirmed to screen at the festival. More information will be available in our special mailing which will be sent out during the second week of February.

March will see the launch of the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS 2020 campaign at Seriés Mania, where we will also host an umbrella stand and a COMING UP NEXT FROM GERMANY series session.

More about German Films & Series in 2020...

 
 
THE GERMAN SHOOTING STAR 2020: JONAS DASSLER
Jonas Dassler (© Stefan Klüter)

At the beginning of January, the EFP (European Film Promotion) announced the ten young European actors who are to be honored at the Berlinale as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020. Jonas Dassler from Germany has been selected as one of Europe's most outstanding young talents.

Shooting Star Jonas Dassler about his nomination: "I’m very grateful and feel very honored to receive this attention and nomination. And I am especially looking forward to meet my fellow nominees."

More about German Shooting Star Jonas Dassler...

 
 
DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT 2019: SHARP INCREASE IN APPLICATIONS
THE GOLDEN GLOVE (© bombero int./Warner Bros. Ent./Gordon Timpen)

In 2019, the Distribution Support Program received 182 applications for the support of foreign theatrical releases of German films. Of these, the awards committee allocated funding to 155 film releases in 46 countries - in 2018, there were 137 applications, of which 131 were funded in 43 countries.

More about Distribution Support 2019...

 
 
FESTIVALS

German films and co-productions in Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Santa Barbara, Göteborg and Biarritz.

 
 
AWARDS

Awards for German films and co-productions in Les Arcs, Palm Springs, Sydney and Biarritz.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

International releases of German films in January and February supported by the German Films Distribution Support program. More...

 
 
GERMAN FILMS ABROAD IN 2019

448 films * 88.5 million euros box office * 15.3 million admissions * 64 countries

The Top Ten includes eight majority German-produced films which took 31.7 million euros at the box office and attracted 6 million viewers to the cinemas.

This is more than a third of the total box office for all German productions and co-productions:

THE AFTERMATH (No. 1) 8.4 million euros in 29 countries
NEVER LOOK AWAY (No. 3) 4.7 million euros in 20 countries
DAS PERFEKTE GEHEIMNIS (No. 4) 4.4 million euros in Austria
MANOU THE SWIFT (No. 5) 3.4 million euros in 40 countries
MARNIE'S WORLD (No. 6) 3,2 million euros in 28 countries
HEIDI (No. 7) 2.9 million euros in China
BALLOON (No. 9) 2.5 million euros in 15 countries
HEILSTÄTTEN (No. 10) 2.3 million euros in 16 countries

A detailed analysis of the 2019 figures for international distribution is likely will be available here on our website at the end of February.