Export-Union publishes overview of film festivals in Germany


During the 54th International Cannes Film Festival the Export-Union of German Cinema will officially present its new publication entitled "Film Festivals in Germany 2001/2002 - A Comprehensive Guide". The festival guide, which has been specially tailor-made to meet the needs of the foreign filmmakers and representatives of the media, offers detailed information and commentaries about approx. 50 of the most interesting German film and TV events.


The guide is organised by town and also has a comprehensive index system of festival dates and genres.


The detailed festival profiles cover:


· Address / contact person
· Year of founding / dates / number of films shown
· Sections / conditions of participation / awards
· Participation fees / deadline for entries
· Attendance figures / percentage of visitors from the film industry
· Extent of media coverage
· Special characteristics / assessment


The new Festival Guide can be ordered free of charge from the Export-Union office in Munich as from 20th April, and it will also be available at the Export-Union stand during the Cannes Film Festival. A complete online version of the publication is planned for the end of May.


"Film Festivals in Germany 2001/2002 - A Comprehensive Guide" was produced in collaboration with the two editors-in-chief of the specialist magazine "DER SCHNITT" Nikolaj Nikitin und Oliver Baumgarten.


The online version is being financially supported by the six major regional film funds (Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, FilmFörderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung).


This year's Berlinale saw the Export-Union publish a second revised and expanded version of its very successful overview of the most important international film festivals, "International Film Festivals - A Comprehensive Guide". This handbook can also be obtained free of charge from the Export-Union's Munich office.