German Films at the Marché du Film Online (22 – 26 June 2020)

German Films at the Marché du Film Online (22 – 26 June 2020)

2020 marks a first for the Festival de Cannes: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival had to cancel this year’s festival edition and took the unprecedented step to launch the Marché du Film Online. The online market is intended to mimic the market experience in Cannes to offer creative alternatives to facilitate business and networking for international film industry professionals.

Virtual German Pavilion
German Films will showcase German films and co-productions in the virtual German Pavilion aiming to increase the visibility of the German industry and German film production within the market. Just like the physical pavilion, its virtual equivalent will serve as an information and orientation center for Marché participants interested in German films, co-producing with Germany and shooting in Germany.

The Virtual German Pavilion is an initiative of German Films, in close cooperation with Focus Germany, the umbrella organization of the eight largest German regional film funds, and the German Federal Film Board (FFA).

Complementary to highlighting German productions and co-productions in the pavilion with special sections for film funding, film commissions, short film, animation and documentaries there will be additional features:

2 Virtual Cinemas: GERMAN FILMS KINOS

These dedicated screening rooms will highlight German film productions within the market screening program and give orientation to international distributors interested in acquiring German films. The sales companies will present a large number of market premiere.

3 Special Programs:
“German Films Previews: Upcoming Films from Germany”
A selection of nine projects, which are not completed or not ready to (market) premiere yet but are already represented by sales agents.
Please note: As the German Films Previews will not be taking place in their usual form (this year) this program is meant to give buyers an insight into current German projects.

German Films Previews Screenings:
23 June 2020, 12:00 p.m. – German Films KINO 1
25 June 2020,   4:00 p.m. – German Films KINO 1

“Producers Present: Upcoming Films from Germany”

A selection of nine projects, which are not completed or not ready to (market) premiere yet, without sales agents attached (looking for sales agents).

Producers Present Screenings:
24 June 2020, 10:30 a.m. – German Films KINO 2
26 June 2020,   2:30 p.m. – German Films KINO 2

“Next Generation Short Tiger”
The new edition of the annual talent showcase will be presented in the German Pavilion and screened at the Marché. Details about the 13 selected short films and the filmmakers will be published next week.

Next Generation Short Tiger Screening:
24 June 2020, 6 p.m. – German Films KINO 1
26 June 2020, 6 p.m. – German Films KINO 1

Industry Panel
DEADLINE Virtual Events presents: Back to Business: A German Perspective
(22 June @ 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. BST/ 6 p.m. CET)

  • Three German Top Industry Players discuss Challenges and Opportunities facing the International Market Place today.
  • Panelists: Martin Moszkowicz, Maria Schrader and Michael Weber


German Films is looking forward to making the virtual Marché du Film a successful experience for German filmmakers and International Film Industry professionals alike.

Further information on the German Pavilion and the programs will be available via our special mailing and on our website in mid June.

Contact: Dennis Ruh