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GERMAN FILMS AT BERLINALE & EFM 2023

GERMAN FILMS FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS


SHOWREEL: German Films is happy to present an exclusive reel of upcoming German productions, showcasing highlights from the competition programs of this year's Berlinale, as well as the International Film Festivals Warsaw, Tallinn Black Nights, Sundance, and Rotterdam.

Berlinale EFM Screening: Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 15.30 - 17.30 at CinemaxX Berlin.

Watch the trailer on our German Films Vimeo account

BROCHURE: Our German Films 2023 Festival Highlights Brochure features all productions highlighted in the showreel. Have a look!

FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - THE FILMMAKERS

© German Films/ Marcus Höhn/ The Dream Factory

The 8th edition of our FACE TO FACE campaign is presenting key personalities from the German film industry to the international film world again. FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - THE FILMMAKERS features a great new range of talents that represent the diversity of German cinema. The creative scope of this year's selection stretches from the screenwriter Sönke Andresen (ORPHEA IN LOVE), actor Welket Bungué (CRIMES OF THE FUTURE), and composer Dascha Dauenhauer (BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ), through the director, actor and writer Alison Kuhn (THE CASE YOU), writer and director Reza Memari (RICHARD THE STORK) to director, actor and writer Lukas Nathrath (ONE LAST EVENING) and actor Lena Urzendowsky (FRANKY FIVE STAR).

Watch our campaign trailer and find more information here

IN COMPETITION

© Christian Schulz/ Schramm Film

AFIRE

by Christian Petzold

Cast: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt

2023, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 103'

Sales: The Match Factory​​​​​​​

© Ivan Markovic

MUSIC 

by Angela Schanelec 

Cast: liocha Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Agyris Xafis

2023, Germany/ France/ Serbia

Feature, Fiction, 108'

Sales: Shellac

© Pandora Film
© Heimatfilm

ENCOUNTERS

BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA

© Filmgalerie 451

SENECA - ON THE CREATION OF EARTHQUAKES

by Robert Schwentke

Cast: John Malkovich, Tom Xander, Geraldine Chaplin, Louis Hofmann, Lilith Stangenberg, Alexander Fehling

2023, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 110'

Sales: Picture Tree International

© Constantin Film

BERLINALE SPECIAL

© Willem Vrey/ Zero One Film
© Salzgeber

LORIOT'S GREAT CARTOON REVUE

by Peter Geyer, Loriot

2023, Germany 

Animation, 79'

Contact: Salzgeber

PANORAMA

© Salzgeber

DRIFTER

by Hannes Hirsch

Cast: Lorenz Hochhuth, Cino Djavid, Gustav Schmidt

2023, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 79'

Sales: Salzgeber

© Heretic

INSIDE

by Vasilis Katsoupis

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Gene Bervoets, Eliza Stuyck

2022, Germany

Feature, Fiction, 110'

Sales: Focus Features

© if...Productions

BERLINALE SHORTS

© Volker Schlecht

THE WAITING

by Volker Schlecht

Cast: Karen Lips

2023, Germany

Short, Animation, 16'

Sales: mobyDOK

PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO

GENERATION KPLUS/ 14PLUS

FORUM

FORUM EXPANDED

FURTHER GERMAN CO-PRODUCTIONS

COMPETITION

ENCOUNTERS

PANORAMA

PANORAMA DOKUMENTE

GENERATION KPLUS

GENERATION 14PLUS

BERLINALE SERIES

FORUM

BERLINALE SERIES - OUT OF COMPETITION

© Schwarm TV Production GmbH

THE SWARM

by Barbara Eder, Luke Watson, Philipp Stölzl 

Cast: Cécile de France, Alexander Karim, Leonie Benesch, Joshua Odjick

2023, Germany / Belgium

Drama, 3/ 8 episodes x 45'

Broadcaster: ZDF

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2023

© Pascal Haas

For the 26th edition of European Shooting Stars, a jury of industry experts selected ten of the most gifted young European acting talents who will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the Berlinale Festival. The event culminates in the awards ceremony on Monday, Feb 20, where each of the talents will be presented with the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Award.

This year's Shooting Star from Germany is Leonie Benesch.

GERMAN FILMS ABROAD – 2022 FACTS AND FIGURES

In 2022, 462 German films in 77countries generated a total box office of 107 million Euros and were seen by more than 14.6 million cinema-goers around the globe.

Compared to 2021, this indicates a small reduction in box office as well as in audience numbers but still represents a better box office result than in the last pre-pandemic year of 2019.

Detailed analysis of German films abroad in 2022 is available in our latest Facts & Figures report.

For further information, please contact Andrea Schiefer.

GERMAN FILMS BOOTH AT EFM

Come find us at Booth #18 at Gropiusbau!  The German Films team members are on location the following days:

 



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