Oscars® 2021: And Tomorrow The Entire World World to enter the race for Germany

The feature film AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD by Julia von Heinz (Seven Elephants GmbH) will enter the race for Germany for the 93rd Oscar® in the category Best International Feature Film. The decision was made by an independent jury, whose members were appointed by German Films. A total of ten films were submitted for selection.

The nine-member jury with jury spokesperson Marie Noëlle Sehr (German Directors Guild) justified the choice as follows: "At a time when democracy is coming under increasing pressure, Julia von Heinz poses the question of whether, and if so when, violence is justified or even necessary. Supported by an outstanding lead actress and shot in meticulous images, AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD confronts its audience with conflicts and decision-making processes that none of us can escape. A very personal film with great emotional impact."

Producer Fabian Gasmia states: "What an honor for Julia von Heinz and Seven Elephants to send AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD into the OSCAR® race as the German contribution. We would like to thank our magnificent partners and supporters, who have stood by our side from the very first second."

About the film:
When Luisa leaves her wealthy parents to study law, her best friend introduces her to a rag-tag collective of Antifa activists drawn together by their will to fight for the cause and a disdain of conventions. In their mission to halt the continued rise of neo-Nazis across Germany, the group quickly comes to a crossroad: Does combatting hate justify violence? As Luisa struggles to understand whether her actions are motivated by personal allegiances or political convictions, she and the group must decide what to do when the ideological fight against fascism becomes concrete.

celebrated its international premiere this year in the competition of 77th Venice International Film Festival where Mala Emde was awarded the Bisato d'Oro for Best Actress. In addition, the film received the Silver Hugo: Best Ensemble Performance at the Chicago International Film Festival, where the film was screened in the international competition.

AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD was produced by Fabian Gasmia and Julia von Heinz, co-producers are John Quester, Thomas Jaeger and Antoine Delahousse. Production company is Seven Elephants GmbH in co-production with Kings & Queens Filmproduktion GmbH and Haiku Films SARL. The film was produced in cooperation with SWR (Katharina Dufner), WDR (Andrea Hanka), BR (Harald Steinwender) and ARTE (Andreas Schreitmüller).

The film received funding from FFF Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Filmboard (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the German-French Minitraité, the CNC Centre national du cinema et de l'image animée and the DFFF German Federal Film Fund.

Distributor for Germany is Alamode Film and Films Boutique is responsible for world sales.

About the road to the Oscars®:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will publish a list of all titles submitted in the category Best International Feature Film in the first week of December 2020. For last years’ Oscars®, films were submitted from 93 countries. On February 9th 2021, the Academy will announce a shortlist of the ten selected films still in the running for the Oscar® in this category. From this short list, the five nominated films will be selected and announced on March 15th, 2021. The award ceremony will take place on April 25, 2021.

About the selection of the German contribution:

The German entry for the Oscar® in the category Best International Feature Film is decided by a selection committee appointed each year. This committee consists of representatives from eight different trade associations and institutions of the German film industry.

German Films, as the relevant umbrella organization, is responsible for the preparation and execution of the selection process for the German entry to the Oscar® race in the category Best International Feature Film. German Films itself is not represented in the selection committee.

More about the submitted films and the selection jury...

Contact: Nicole Kaufmann