German Films at Berlinale & European Film Market 2021
 
 
 
 
GERMAN FILMS FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 2021 - PRESENTED BY HELENA ZENGEL

German Films is happy to present an exclusive reel of upcoming German productions, showcasing highlights from the competition programs of Sundance, Rotterdam, and, most importantly, this year's EFM / Berlinale!

Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Helena Zengel (SYSTEM CRASHER, NEWS OF THE WORLD) is our lovely young host, who is taking the viewer through the German line-up, also featuring exclusive film introductions and interviews with a multitude of filmmakers such as Christian Schwochow, Albrecht Schuch and many more.

Premiering on March 1st at 9:00 at the EFM's German Films Cinema and available on our German Films Vimeo account - stay tuned! 

 

 
 
IN COMPETITION
© Hanno Lentz

FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS
by Dominik Graf

with Tom Schilling, Saskia Rosendahl, Albrecht Schuch

2021, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 176'


Sales Les Films du Losange

 
 
IN COMPETITION
© Christine Fenzl

I'M YOUR MAN
by Maria Schrader

with Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller

2020, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 105'


Sales Beta Cinema

 
 
IN COMPETITION
© Madonnen Film

MR. BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS
by Maria Speth 

with Dieter Bachmann

2020, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 215'


Sales Films Boutique


 
 
IN COMPETITION
© Reiner Bajo

NEXT DOOR
by Daniel Brühl 

with Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann

2021, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 92'

 

Sales Beta Cinema

 
 
IN COMPETITION
© Faraz Fesharaki DFFB

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY?
by Alexandre Koberidze 

with Oliko Barbakadze, Ani Karseladze, Giorgi Ambroladze

2021, Germany, Georgia

Feature, Fiction, 150'

 

Sales Cercamon

 
 
ENCOUNTERS
© faktura film GmbH, The Post Republic GmbH, Maier Bros. GmbH und Ludwig Kameraverleih Markus Koob

BLOODSUCKERS – A MARXIST VAMPIRE COMEDY
by Julian Radlmaier

with Alexandre Koberidze, Lilith Stangenberg, Alexander Herbst

2021, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 127'

 

Sales ARRI Media International

 
 
BERLINALE SPECIAL
© Living Pictures Produktion

COURAGE
by Aliaksei Paluyan 

with Maryna Yakubovich, Pavel Haradnizky, Denis Tarasenka

2021, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 90'

 

Sales Rise and Shine World Sales

 
 
BERLINALE SPECIAL
© Pandora Film/ Sammy Hart

JE SUIS KARL
by Christian Schwochow

with Luna Wedler, Jannis Niewöhner, Milan Peschel

2020, Germany, Czech Republic

Feature, Fiction, 120'

 

Sales The Match Factory

 
 
BERLINALE SPECIAL
© Vega Film AG

TIDES
by Tim Fehlbaum

with Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sope Dirisu, Joel Basman

2021, Germany, Switzerland

Feature, Fiction, 104'

 

Sales Mister Smith Entertainment

 
 
BERLINALE SPECIAL
© X Verleih AG

WHO WE WERE
by Marc Bauder 

with Alexander Gerst, Sylvia Earle, Dennis Snower

2020, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 110'

 

Sales Films Boutique

 
 
BERLINALE GENERATION KPLUS
©Ricardo Vaz Palma

MISSION ULJA FUNK
by Barbara Kronenberg 

with Romy Lou Janinhoff, Jonas Oeßel, Hildegard Schroedter

2021 Germany, Luxembourg, Poland

Feature, Fiction, 95’

 

Contact Picture Tree International

 

 

 
 
BERLINALE SHORTS
© Veit Kaetzl

BLASTOGENESIS X
by Conrad Veit, Charlotte Maria Kätzl 

2020, Germany

Experimental film, Short, 27'

 

Contact Conrad Veit

 
 
BERLINALE SHORTS
© Ulu Braun

GLITTERING BARBIEBLOOD

by Ulu Braun

2021, Germany

Fiction, Other, Short, 27'

 

Contact Ulu Braun

 
 
BERLINALE SHORTS

ONE HUNDRED STEPS

by Barbara Wagner, Benjamin De Burca 

2020, Germany, France

Experimental film, Short, 29'

 

Contact Michel Balagué 

 
 
PANORAMA
© Flare Film

BLISS
by Henrika Kull

with Katharina Behrens, Adam Hoya

2020, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 100'

 

Sales Reel Suspects

 
 
PANORAMA
© The Match Factory

COPILOT
by Anne Zohra Berrached

with Canan Kir, Roger Azar, Jana Julia Roth

2020, Germany, France

Feature, Fiction, 118'

 

Sales The Match Factory

 
 
PANORAMA
© Salzgeber

GENDERATION
by Monika Treut

with Sandy Stone, Annie Sprinkle, Susan Stryker

2020, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 88'

 

Sales Salzgeber

 
 
PANORAMA
© Klemens Hufnagl

HUMAN FACTORS
by Ronny Trocker 

with Mark Wascke, Sabine Timoteo, Jule Hermann

2020, Germany, Italy, Denmark

Feature, Fiction, 99'

 

Sales Heretic

 
 
FORUM
© Deckert Distribution GmbH

ANAMNESIS
by Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe

2021, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 90'

 

Sales Deckert Distribution

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© Vadja Film

JESUS EGON CHRIST
by David Vajda, Saša Vajda

with Paul Arámbula, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Roxanna Stewens

2021, Germany

Feature, Fiction, Other, 51'

 

Contact Vajda Films

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© Yana Ugrekhelidze

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL
by Yana Ugrekhelidze

2021, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 72'

 

Contact Fortis Fem Film

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© Salar Ghazi

KEEP MOVING
by Salar Ghazi

2021, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 140'

Contact Salar Ghazi

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© kurhaus production

THE SEED
by Mia Maariel Meyer

with Hanno Koffler, Dora Zygouri, Robert Stadlober

2021, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 97'

 

Contact kurhaus production Film & Medien

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© Film Five GmbH

WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME
by Jide Tom Akinleminu 

2021, Germany

Feature, Documentary form, 112'

 

Contact Film Five

 
 
PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO
© Anke Bak

WOOD AND WATER
by Jonas Bak

with Anke Bak, Ricky Yeung, Alexandra Batten

2021, Germany, France

Feature, Fiction, 79'

Contact Trance Films

 
 
BERLINALE SERIES
© 2020 Superfilm/ Pertramer/ Sky

ICH UND DIE ANDEREN
by David Schalko 

with Tom Schilling, Lars Eidinger, Katharina Schüttler, Sophie Rois, Mavie Hörbiger, Martin Wuttke. 

Austria, Germany 2021

Drama, 6 episodes à 40’

 

Contact Sky Germany

 
 
ALL GERMAN FILMS & INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS AT EFM 2021

Once again, this year's Berlinale & EFM will be presenting a multitude of German films and international co-productions with German participation in the various sections of the official program.

Have a look at our German Films 2021 Festival Highlights Brochure containing all German films and international co-productions!

 
 
FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS 2021: The Filmmakers
© Marcus Höhn/ Dream Factory

Our FACE TO FACE campaign is presenting key personalities from the German film industry to the international film world. FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS 2021 will feature a great new range of talents. Since films and series are created through the work of a large team, German Films will highlight a greater diversity of film professions this year - here are the new Faces 2021:

  • FREYA ARDE, Composer
  • ULÉ BARCELOS, Costume Designer
  • SARAH BLAßKIEWITZ, Director
  • TUA EL-FAWWAL, Actor
  • ANNEKATRIN HENDEL, Director
  • LORNA ISHEMA, Actor
  • LAILA PETERSEN-JAMA, Storyboard Artist
  • JIEUN YI, Cinematographer.

Watch our campaign trailer and find more information here

 
 
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021
© Steffen Roth

For the 24th edition of European Shooting Stars, a jury of industry experts selected ten of the most gifted young European acting talents who will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the Berlinale Festival in June. The event culminates in the awards ceremony (date to be confirmed) where each of the talents will be presented with the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Award.

This year's Shooting Star from Germany is Albrecht Schuch.

 
 
GERMAN FILMS' VIRTUAL EFM BOOTH

Visit our Virtual Booth!

You can find our EFM online platform here.

For more information, contact our team