KINO! FILM SALON VENTURES ONTO THE STYX
Wolfgang Fischer's drama STYX will be the subject of the next meeting at the English-language KINO! FILM SALON online film club. The 2018 film features a tour de force performance by Susanne Wolff in the lead and deals with humanity and morality in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation: during a sailing trip from Gibraltar, German paramedic Rike finds herself after a storm near to a stricken boat of refugees. In a race against time and without any help forthcoming, she has to make a decision. Registration for the next KINO! FILM SALON is possible via the following link:
Date and time: Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 11am - 12pm PDT, 2pm - 3pm EDT, 8pm - 9pm CET.
Hosted by Sidney Levine
KINO! FILM SALON is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS 2021
Six films by students from German film schools are in the running for the awards at this year's Student Academy Awards:
Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)
APOCALYPSE BABY, WE ADVERTISE THE END OF THE WORLD by Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger (University of Television and Film Munich - HFF)
Documentary (International Film Schools)
HAEBERLI by Moritz Müller-Preißer (University of Television and Film Munich - HFF)
Narrative (International Film Schools)
ADISA by Simon Denda (University of Television and Film Munich - HFF)
DAY X (TAG X) by Katharina Rivilis (DFFB German Film and Television Academy Berlin)
I AM by Jerry Hoffmann (Hamburg Media School)
TALA’VISION by Murad Abu Eisheh (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
The awards ceremony will take place as an online event on 21 October in Los Angeles.
MUNICH FILM UP! INTERNATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAMME
The initiative MUNICH FILM UP! sees the HFF Munich supporting six debut projects on the basis of a treatment in cooperation with the Filmschoolfest Munich and the Filmfest München and as part of an exclusive partnership with the Pop Up Film Residency. Filmmakers will receive comprehensive mentoring between November 2021 and June 2022. This includes an individual residency lasting three weeks, support with the first draft of the film's script, and intensive networking activities within the industry and at festivals. The programme is free of charge for the six finalists and also includes travel and accommodation.
International film school students and young alumni (up to three years after graduation) can apply up until 15 September.
Further information is available here: www.munichfilmup.org
GERMAN FILM WINS IN GIFFONI
A German film celebrated a splendid success at the Giffoni International Film Festival at the end of July: NIGHT FOREST by André Hörmann and produced by Kurhaus Production won the Gryphon Award for Best Film in the Elements 10+ competition. The story about two best friends who go on a great adventure together in the Swabian Alb impressed both the jury and audience at the world-famous children's film festival.