6TH EDITION EMERGING ARTISTS - CALL FOR PROJECTS
AG Kurzfilm and German Films have been presenting young artists and their experimentally oriented, emerging cinematic works as part of Emerging Artists - Contemporary Experimental Films and Video Art from Germany initiative since 2012. Entries for the 6th edition will be presented for the first time in early 2023 and then go on an international tour: they can still be submitted until 8 July, 2022. Films should have been completed after 1 January, 2021 and not be any longer than 30 minutes. All information and the detailed call for projects here.
TOKYO GAP-FINANCING MARKET 2022 - CALL FOR PROJECTS
TIFFCOM 2022, the Marketplace for Film and TV in Asia, the affiliated market of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), is announcing a Call for Projects for the third edition of the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market (TGFM), which will take place from October 25 - 27, 2022. The TGFM is a platform for up to 20 selected projects in the categories of fiction films, fiction TV series, animated feature films and animated TV series. The market aims to support Japanese, Asian and international producers in securing financing for their projects through one-on-one meetings with professionals from around the globe, including producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and other potential funders. All the invited professionals are decision-makers. In addition, each project will have broad networking opportunities at TIFFCOM 2022 and TIFF. Project submission deadline is July 20th, 2022. This call is open to Japanese, Asian and International projects in the following categories: Feature Films (Fiction, Animation). The project must be a fiction feature film or a long feature animation with a running time above 70 minutes and intended for theatrical and/or streaming. Each project must have secured 60% of its budget and must prove that this financing is in place. The projects must be a majority Asian stake and/or include an Asian element. Please find further information here.
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA WRAPS
The GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL in Australia wrapped on 22 June after a month on the road. Franziska Stünkel presented her film THE LAST EXECUTION in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Other popular titles with the audiences in seven Australian cities were the opening film A STASI COMEDY by Leander Haußmann, THE FORGER, CONTRA by Sönke Wortmann and IT'S JUST A PHASE, HONEY BUNNY by Florian Gallenberger. In Sydney and Melbourne alone, 15,000 spectators had attended the festival. German Films organised the festival together with the Australian Palace Cinemas cinema chain. The Goethe-Institut in Australia showed a selection of German films from five decades to mark its 50th anniversary, as well as the sidebar Kino for Kids. Palace Cinemas commented on the success of the festival by saying that "the appetite for new German cinema is as strong as ever". More information about the festival as well as the programme can be found here.
24th FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS IN MADRID
From 08 to 12 June 2022, The 24th edition of the FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS was held from 8 - 12 June, 2022 at the Palacio de la Prensa cinema in Madrid to celebrate German cinema in the Spanish capital. Florian Hoffmann presented his drama WHISPERS OF WAR as the opening film of this year’s festival and it was subsequently voted the audience’s favourite, while Melanie Lischker brilliantly answered questions during two emotional Q&As after the screenings of her film LIFE ON TAPE. The programme included a retrospective of films by Christian Schwochow with JE SUIS KARL, BORNHOLMER STRASSE and GERMAN LESSON curated by the Goethe-Institut in Madrid. The festival’s partners are the Goethe-Institut Madrid, the German Embassy in Madrid, FILMIN and Almamedia+.