I'M YOUR MAN IS THE GERMAN OSCAR® ENTRY
The feature film I'M YOUR MAN by Maria Schrader (Letterbox Filmproduktion) will enter the race for Germany for the 94th Oscar® in the Best International Feature Film category. This was decided by an independent expert committee meeting under the supervision of German Films on 15 September. German Films itself is not represented on the selection committee. A total of ten films were submitted for consideration. Whether the film makes it on to the short list of 15 titles will be announced on 21 December.
Further information about the German Oscar® entry and the selection process can be found here.
KINO! FILM SALON: UNORTHODOX
Germany and the world are in Maria Schrader fever: it's not just that her award-winning feature film I'M YOUR MAN, starring Dan Stevens and Maren Eggert, has recently opened in US cinemas and been selected as Germany's Oscar entry - the director, actress and screenwriter is also currently in the USA filming her latest project SHE SAID which deals with the events surrounding the Weinstein scandal and #MeToo. For these reasons, the English-language online film club KINO! FILM SALON will also dedicate itself to a work by Schrader: the conversation in October will centre on her series UNORTHODOX, which caused a sensation on the Netflix streaming service and won numerous awards - including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Independent Spirit Awards. Participation in the next KINO! FILM SALON is possible after registering via the following link:
Date and time: Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11am - 12pm PDT, 2pm - 3pm EDT, 8pm - 9pm CET.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in association with the German Film Office.
For those who can't get enough, videos of the KINO! Chat interviews with Maria Schrader on UNORTHODOX are available here:
FINAL CALL FOR THE SEVILLE CO-PRODUCTION MEETING
Today is the deadline for submissions to the third edition of the European Coproductions meeting at the 18th Festival de Sevilla (5 - 13 November) where Germany will be this year's guest country. Ten projects (five German and five Spanish) will be selected for the programme. The filmmakers will have an opportunity to present their project in a ten-minute pitch and then have one-to-one meetings with other participants, producers and industry professionals who have been specially invited to this event. A three-person jury will award two prizes, each to the value of € 5,000. for the development and post-production of the winning projects.
Deadline for submissions: 30 September, 2021
Further information is available here: http://festivalcinesevilla.eu/en/news/european-coproductions-germany
EURO CONNECTION 2022 IN CLERMONT-FERRAND
The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is organising the 14th European co-production forum Euro Connection on 1 and 2 February, 2022. Submissions are welcomed from short film projects up to 30 minutes (animation, feature film, documentary, VR) that are planned as international co-productions, have already secured part of the financing, and are due to start shooting from June 2022.
The contact for submissions from Germany is AG Kurzfilm, further information at https://ag-kurzfilm.de/de/networking/323.html.
The deadline is on 20 October, 2021.