Newsletter
Oktober 2020
 
30 Oktober 2020
 
 
 
25. FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS IN PARIS

The 25th Festival of German Films in Paris (October 7 - 13, 2020) attracted more than 3,100 visitors to the cinemas despite conditions aggravated by Covid-19 restrictions.

The festival opened with ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler. The director joined the opening night by phone to introduce his film to the French audience.

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NEWS FROM GERMAN FILMS - TEAM CHANGES

Sylva Häutle and Julia Teichmann have joined the German Films team as of October 1.

Sylva Häutle has been appointed to the position of Head of Festival Relations and Producers Liaison. Apart from founding her own production company and her films related work for Munich's Kammerspiele, she also helped to establish the Queer Film Festival in Munich. She has been the festival's director and curator since 2015 and has developed it into a firmly institutionalised feature of Munich's festival landscape. She is successor to Dennis Ruh who left German Films in mid-September.

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UPDATE ON ANIMATION GERMANY

On September 1, 2020, the revamped Animation Germany was launched under the umbrella of German Films and as part of a cooperation between the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), the Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs and the regional film funds. Ina Sommer is now serving as the liaison for the domestic and foreign animation sectors. Tania Reichert-Facilides will continue to provide her expertise in an advisory capacity.

One of the first measures to be implemented was the creation of a trailer of German feature animation projects, which will be screening in the cinemas until the end of 2020. The image trailer presenting 12 animated feature films will be shown at the German Films Previews and German Films' online booth at the AFM.

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GERMAN FILMS GOES DIVERSITY: ON DIVERSITY IN GERMAN FILM

Diversity, discrimination, gender, #MeToo are current issues in the film industry. There have already been the first initiatives such as the survey on DIVERSITY IN FILM or the recently published study on gender representation and diversity in fiction productions, which was supported by the Filmstiftung NRW, ZDF and the Malisa Foundation.

German Films' remit to promote German films abroad means that it is at the end of the film & TV series production chain - nevertheless, or perhaps because of this, diversity is also an issue that we are addressing.

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NEWSBITES

Student Oscar® 2020:
THE BEAUTY by Pascal Schelbli won the Student Award in the Animation category of the International Film School Competition.

AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD by Julia von Heinz, German Oscar® entry 2021 for International Feature Film, was awarded the Silver Hugo: Best Ensemble Performance on 23 October at the Chicago International Film Festival. The film screened in the festival's International Competition. The virtual awards ceremony could be seen on YouTube. The film's cast and crew sent a thank you message via video.

Seriés Mania Forum (23 - 25 March, 2021):

The TV festival's Industry Forum has opened the Call for Projects for its Co-Pro Pitching Sessions. Everything about the entry regulations and deadlines can be found here:
https://projet.series-mania.festicine.fr/en

 
 
FESTIVALS

German films and co-productions at Chicago, Vancouver, Mill Valley, Montreal, Uppsala, Montclair (USA), AFI Fest Los Angeles, Winterthur Doc NY, Cambridge, Tallinn and Bilbao.

 
 
AWARDS

Awards for German films and co-productions at Ottawa, Zagreb, Montreal, Chicago, Uppsala and Montclair (USA).

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES IN NOVEMBER

International releases of German films in November 2020 supported by the German Films Distribution Support program. More...