Industry Service: Special Site about Corona impact on the international presentation of German films

Industry Service: Special Site about Corona impact on the international presentation of German films

There have been a large number of changes and postponements in the festival and distribution landscape resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic and the protective measures taken by the state authorities. German Films has summarized all of the important industry information about the Coronavirus pandemic on a special site set out in various categories connected with the international presentation and exploitation of German films.

Film festivals around the world have had to be postponed or cancelled. Some festivals have shown part of their program online or moved their industry program into cyberspace. This page provides an overview of this situation.

Cinemas in the majority of countries are currently affected by national or regional closures. You will find an up-to-date overview here, as well as information about possible re-openings where these have already been scheduled.

Routines are called into question in these exceptional times, many outstanding situation-related issues are being raised by the film industry. We will provide answers in this category to the most frequently asked questions about the activities and services of German Films, such as the planned postponement of the Cannes Film Festival and the virtual Marché du Film, the impact on the Distribution Support Program, or where one can see German films even when the cinemas are closed.

All information is being continuously updated and supplemented here. The listings do not claim to be complete, the information has been compiled to the best of our knowledge and belief, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

The German Films team will naturally continue to support you as a point of contact in these challenging times. You can find our contact information here.

If you have any further information about cancelled/postponed festivals or cinema closures, or general questions about the impact of the pandemic on the services of German Films, please contact Dennis Ruh, and Angela Hawkins,

Contact: Dennis Ruh and Angela Hawkins