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BERLINALE 2015
AS WE WERE DREAMING (© Rommel Film/Pandora Film/Peter Hartwig)
VICTORIA (© Sturla Brandth Grøvlen)
13 MINUTES (© Lucky Bird Pictures/Bernd Schuller)
EVERY THING WILL BE FINE (© Neue Road Movies/Donata Wenders)
THE MISPLACED WORLD (© Concorde Filmverleih/Jan Betke)


German Filmmakers Prominently Programmed 

Five German directors will be presenting their films in the Competition of the 65th Berlinale (5-15 February 2015):

Former Silver Bear winner Andreas Dresen is in the line-up with AS WE WERE DREAMING (Rommel Film, Iskremas Filmproduktion). The film tells the story of five friends in Leipzig after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Sebastian Schipper will be presenting VICTORIA (Monkey Boy, Deutschfilm, Radical Media), centered around a Spanish girl, who meets four young guys from Berlin outside a club. What starts as a big crazy adventure quickly turns into a nightmare.

Werner Herzog will also be in the Competition with the star-studded US production QUEEN OF THE DESERT.

13 MINUTES by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Lucky Bird Pictures, Delphi Medien, Philipp Filmproduction) relates the backround of the failed attack on Hitler in 1939 and 
EVERY THING WILL BE FINE by Wim Wenders (DE/CA/SE/NO, Neue Road Movies) with James Franco in the lead will be shown in the Berlinale Competition - Out of Competition. Wim Wenders, who has just been nominated for the Oscar®, will receive the Golden Honorary Bear. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is taking this occasion as the opportunity to stage a retrospective of the filmmaker in collaboration with the Berlinale and the Deutsche Kinemathek from 2 -7 March 2015.

THE MISPLACED WORLD by Margarethe von Trotta (Clasart Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Tele München) starring Barbara Sukowa and Katja Riemann will be the closing film of the Berlinale Special. Daniel Brühl and Tom Schilling appear opposite Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the cast of WOMAN IN GOLD by Simon Curtis, which is also screening in this section.

The complete Berlinale program with numerous other German films and co-productions will be published at www.berlinale.de on 27 January 2015. All of the films announced so far can be found here



Perspektive Deutsches Kino

The section Perspektive Deutsches Kino aims to give an outlook on the future profile of German cinema. German Films supports the up-and-coming filmmakers at the Berlinale to offer the directors whose films are screening in the section the chance to network with international festival delegates and distributors. All of the films programmed at Perspektive Deutsches Kino are published here.



LOLA at Berlinale

The LOLA at Berlinale section at the Zoo-Palast will show German feature films that have been pre-selected for the 2015 German Film Awards. The screenings are open to all accredited professionals. Screening times will be published at the end of January at www.berlinale.de.



EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

2015 is the 18th year that European Film Promotion (EFP) is organizing the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS in order to cast a spotlight on Europe's best young acting talents and bring them together with the industry. The German SHOOTING STAR is Jannis Niewöhner. More…



Meet German Films in Berlin
 

from 5 - 15 February 2015 
at the European Film Market in the Martin Gropius Bau
Stand number: 15
Tel: +49-30-209 159 419

 
 
OSCAR® NOMINATION FOR WIM WENDERS
Wim Wenders (© Donata Wenders)

The German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for an Oscar® in the category of Best Documentary Feature. Other nominations went to the German co-productions CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (GB/DE, Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film). The composer Hans Zimmer has been nominated in the category of Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for INTERSTELLAR. Peter Braun, the founder of MAT-Mad About Technology in Hamburg und Berlin, will be presented with the Technical Achievement Award. He is receiving the prize for the invention and development of the TOWERCAM TWINPEEK, a telescopic camera column. The award will be presented on 7 February 2015. 

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THREE GERMAN COMPETITION TITLES IN CLERMONT-FERRAND
BEEKE (© Hamburg Media School)

2015 will see the German short film re-affirming its good international reputation: three German productions are in the competition sections at the most important festival in the field of short film, the Festival International du Court Métrage in France's Clermont-Ferrand (30 January – 7 February 2015). In total, 12 German films can be seen in the official festival program. German Films is joining forces with AG Kurzfilm, the festival, the Goethe-Institut in Lyon and other partners to support the presence of German shorts with such special events as Soirée Allemande - which is celebrating its 10th jubilee this year  -, Matinée Allemande, Emerging Artists and A Wall is a Screen.

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SPOTLIGHT: GERMAN CINEMA IN 2015

Top directors from Germany are represented at the Berlinale, but there are still a lot of promising film to expect during the rest of the year. Maren Ade, Wolfgang Becker, Florian Gallenberger, Philip Gröning, Lars Kraume, Nicolette Krebitz, Oskar Röhler and Tom Tykwer are among those who will have new films out and they are hot candidates for the international festival circuit and cinemas throughout the world.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

GOLDEN GLOBES: German co-production THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL wins Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: Two nominations for the German director Anja Marquardt. More...

BAFTA: Hans Zimmer nominated for Best Original Music for INTERSTELLAR. More...

Awards for German films in Les Arcs and Angers.

 
 
FESTIVALS

FIPA: Five German films screened at the competitions. More...

German films in Palm Springs and Göteborg.

German shorts at Flickerfest Sydney.

 
 
BOX-OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

International: THE CUT and RUN BOY RUN in France.

Germany: Huge box-office success for HEAD FULL OF HONEY.  

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