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German Documentaries and Co-productions at Hot Docs, 27 April - 7 May 2017
27 March 2017: Six German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 36th edition of Hot Docs,
running from 27 April – 7 May in Toronto, Canada.
"Power to Change" at Festival of German Films in New York, 31 March - 6 April 2017
Nominees for German Film Prize "Lola" announced
16 March 2017: The nominees for the 2017 German Film Prize "Lola" have been announced. Three documentaries are in the running for Germany's most important film prize:
Berlin Rebel High School
Winners of Germany's top TV prize the Grimme Preis announced
8 March 2017: The winners of the 2017 Grimme Preis, the German equivalent of the Emmys, have been announced. The winners by category:
INFORMATION & CULTURE
- Carl Gierstorfer (writer, director+DOP)...
Germany the guest of honor in Guadalajara, 10-17 March 2017
The Documentary Winners of the 2017 Berlinale
German Documentaries and Co-Productions at the Berlinale, 9 - 19 February 2017
German Documentary co-productions win in Sundance
30 January 2017: Two German documentary co-productions are among the winners of the 33rd Sundance Film Festival,
which ran from 19 – 29 January...
"Ohne diese Welt" wins the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken
"Alles andere zeigt die Zeit" from Andreas Voigt wins Bavarian Film Prize
New Andres Veiel documentary "Beuys" to premiere in competition at the 2017 Berlinale
15 December 2016: Acclaimed German filmmaker Andres Veiel (Black Box Germany) will premiere his new documentary Beuys about the controversial German artist in the Competition section of the Berlinale,
Two German documentary co-producrtions at Sundance, 19 - 29 January 2017
5 December 2016: Two German documentary co-productions will be screening in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 33rd Sundance Film Festival,
German Documentaries at Festival of German Films in Moscow, 30 Nov. - 5 December 2016
25 November 2016: FASSBINDER by Annekatrin Hendel (It Works! Medien, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation) and PAVLENSKY - MAN AND THE MIGHT (PAVLENSKY - DER MENSCH UND DIE MACHT) by Irene Langemann (Lichtfilm)...
"War of Lies" wins International Emmy
23 November 2016: Matthias Bittner's War of Lies
(Prod. Zischlermann Filmproduktion) is the winner of the 2016 International Emmy in the category "Documentary"....
Winners of Kassel Dokfest announced
German Documentaries reception at IDFA, 20 Nov. 2016
"Cahier Africain" wins German Human Rights Prize
9 November 2016: Heidi Specogna's Cahier Africain
(DE/CH, prod. Filmpunkt, PS Film together with ZDF/3Sat) has been awarded the [German Human...
Harun Farocki retrospective in Turin, 18-26 November 2016
10 November 2016: This year's Torino Film Festival
will feature a retrospective of artist and filmmaker Harun Farocki, who left behind over ninety films when...
German documentaries and co-productions in Tallinn, 11-27 November 2016
8 November 2016: Several German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 20th Black Nights Film Festival,
which runs from 11 – 27 November in...
German Documentaries and co-productions win big in Leipzig
Kassel Documentary Festival program now online
DOKLeipzig opens 31 October with animated film "My LIfe as a Courgette"
27 October 2016: The Franco-Swiss animated film My Life as a Courgette
will open the 59th edition of the [International...
A wealth of German documentaries and co-productions at IDFA, 16-27 November 2016
Two German documentary co-productions in Sevilla, 4 - 12 November 2016
24 October 2016: AUSTERLITZ by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film) and
HOMO SAPIENS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (AT/CH/DE) will screen in the New Waves Non-Fiction Competition at the [13th Sevilla European Film...
Large program of German documentaries and co-productions in Vienna, 20 October - 2 November 2016
Mo Asumng Wins Berlin Order of Merit
2 October 2016: Filmmaker and moderator Mo Asumang
is among the ten recipients of the Order of Merit of the State of Berlin. She and the other recipients were honored...
"Eat that Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words" wins in San Sebastián
26 September 2016: EAT THAT QUESTION – FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS by Thorsten Schütte (FR/DE, UFA Fiction-Produktion) is the winner of the [Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award at the 64th San Sebastián International...
"War of Lies" nominated for International Emmy
26 September 2016: Matthias Bittner's "War of Lies" (Prod. Zischlermann Filmproduktion) has been nominated for an International Emmy in the category "Documentary". The film tells the story of "Curveball"...
Three German Documentary Co-productions in Chicago, 13 - 27 October 2016
"Sonita" at The Hamptons, 6 - 10 October 2016
21 September 2016: SONITA by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (DE/IR/CH, Tag/Traum) will be screening in the "Films of Conflict & Resolution" section of the [24th Hamptons International Film Festival,] running...
"Austerlitz" wins in Venice
12 September 2016. AUSTERLITZ
by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film) is the winner of the Mouse d’Oro Award: Mouse d’Argento – Out of Competition at...
Berlinale Launches First Endowed Documentary Award in 2017
6 September 2016: Thanks to the support of Glashütte Original watch manufacturer from Saxony, the Berlin International Film Festival is launching a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award.
German Documentaries and Co-Productions at San Sebastian, 16 - 24 September 2016
German Documentary Short "Bending to Earth" at New York Film Festival, 30 Sept. - 16 October 2016
18 August 2016: Rosa Barba's short documentary "Bending to Earth" (USA/Germany) will screen at the 54th New York Film Festival,
running from 30 September - 16 October...
Seven German Documentaries and Co-Productions at Toronto,
Four German Documentaries and Co-Productions nominated for the European Film Award 2016
16 August 2016: Four German documentaries and co-productions are among the fifteen films nominated for the European Film Award:
Europe She Loves (Switzerland/Germany) - Directed by Jan Gassman, produced...
Short documentary "Tarfala" competing for Student Oscar in Gold
2 August 2016: The 27-minute documentary TARFALA by Johannes Östergård from the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) has made it into the final round of the Foreign Documentary category and...
Last Call for DokLeipzig Co-Production Market. Deadline 1 August 2016
"The Tchaikovsky Files – Confessions of a Composer" wins ECHO Classic Award 2016
21 July 2016: "The Tchaikovsky Files – Confessions of a Composer“ by director Ralf Pleger will be honored with the ECHO Classic Award 2016!
"The Tchaikovsky Files" will be awarded in the category...
German Documentaries in Locarno, 3-13 August 2016
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival extends deadline to July 15, 2016
1 July 2016: Due to the large interest, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival has extended the application deadline for its 33rd edition to July 15, 2016.
The festival accepts current films,...
German Documentaries at TV Festivals in Monte Carlo, Shanghai, Banff
7 June 2016: June is the month of TV festivals. Three of the leading TV events are being held in Shanghai, Banff and Monte Carlo. The 2016 editions of all three festivals will prominently feature German...
Two ZDF documentaries win Bavarian Television Award
4 June 2016: The ZDF documentaries "Nobody May Know: Corinne and Her Secret" ("37°"-Reportage Niemand darf es wissen - Corinne und ihr Geheimnis") by Maike Conway (Prod. Tellux Film GmbH) and "The Virgin...
Dokfest Munich just around the corner, 5-15 May 2016
29 April 2016: DOK.fest München,
one of Germany's largest documentary film events, will run from 5-15 May in Munich. The opening night event – a screening of Walter...
German Documentary Association AGDOK reception in Sheffield, 13 June 2016
1 June 2016: The German Documentary Association AG DOK will once again host a reception at this year's Doc Sheffield. We cordially invite all festival participants to drop by for a drink on Monday, 13...
Dokville Program announced, Ludwigsburg 16-17 June 2016
29 April 2016: The program of the 12th industry get-together Dokville
has been announced. This year's event will focus on "Transmedia Storytelling," and will take place from...
"The Vietnam War - Faces of a Tragedy" wins in New York
Laura Poitras' "Risk" to premiere at Cannes, 12 - 22 May 2016
19 April 2016: The new documentary RISK
by Oscar® winner Laura Poitras (US/DE, Praxis Films Berlin) will celebrate its world premiere in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs...
Nominees for German Film Prize "Lola" announced
15 April 2016: The nominees for the German Film Prize 'Lola' have been announced. In the category Best Documentary, the nominees are:
ABOVE AND BELOW Helge Albers, Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer /...
A large selection of German documentaries and co-productions in Toronto, 28 April - 8 May 2016
23 March 2016: North America's most important documentary film festival Hot Docs
has programmed a total of 13 German films and co-productions for its 35th edition, running from...
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Sofia, 10 - 20 March 2016
11 March 2016: A large number of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the Sofia International Film Festival,
running from 10 – 20 March in Sofia, Bulgaria. The...
2016 Grimme Preis winners announced
9 March 2016: The winners of the 52nd Grimme Preis
– Germany's most important television awards – were announced in a press conference at the Grillo...
German documentary co-productions in Cleveland, 30 March - 10 April 2016
German documentary co-productions in Prague, 7 - 16 March 2016
German documentary co-productions in Hong Kong, 21 March - 4 April 2016
"Our Last Tango" in Miami, 4 - 13 March 2016
22 February 2016: OUR LAST TANGO (EIN LETZTER TANGO) by Germán Kral (DE/AR, Lailaps Pictures, German Král Filmproduktion, Schubert International Productions) is competing for the $10,000 Knight Documentary...
German documentary co-productions in Guadalajara, 4 - 13 March 2016
22 February 2016: Two German documentary co-productions will be screening at the 31st Guadalajara Film Festival,
running from 4-13 March 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico....
"Chuck Norris vs. Communism" in Rotterdam, 27 January - 7 February 2016
22 January 2016: CHUCK NORRIS VS. COMMUNISM
by Ilinca Calugareanu (GB/RO/DE, Kloos & Co. Medien) will be screening in the section "Deep Focus: ID: Community Cameras"...
10 BILLION – WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? in Santa Barbara, 3 - 13 February 2016
5 February 2016: 10 BILLION – WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? by Valentin Thurn (Celluloid Fabrik Filmproduktion, Prokino, Thurnfilm) will be playing in the Screen Cuisine and Social Justice sections of the...
"Girls Don't Fly" wins in Saarbrücken
25 January 2016: GIRLS DON'T FLY by Monika Grassl (DE/AT, INDI Film, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) is the winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 23th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis,
Grimme Preis nominations announced
21 January 2016: The nominations for the 52nd Grimme-Preis 2016
have been announced. The nominees in the "Information & Culture/Special" category are:
"Friedland" at FIPA, Biarritz, 19 - 24 January 2016
"La Buena Vida - The Good Life" wins Bavarian Film Prize
17 January 2016: La Buena Vida - The Good Life
by Jens Schanze is the winner of the Bavarian Film Prize 2015 in the category Best Documentary. The awards were presented...
"1ha 43a" at Slamdance, 22 - 28 January 2016
11 December 2015: "1ha 43a" by Monika Pirch will be screening in the Documentary Feature Film Competition at the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival,
running from 22 – 28 January 2016...
German Documentary Co-Productions at Sundance
3 December 2015: Three German documentary co-productions have been selected to screen in the International Documentary Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival,
"Under the Sun" wins in Tallinn and Jihlava
1 December 2015: UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky (RU/DE/CZ/KP, Saxonia Entertainment) is the winner of the Jury Prize for the Best Director and the Special Jury Prize at the 19th Black Nights Film Festival,
German documentaries in Moscow
1 December 2015. Two German documentaries are among the fourteen films screening at the Festival of German Film in Moscow, running from 2 - 6 December in Moscow, Russia.
Director Matthias Bittner can...
Legendary German Documentary DOP Christian Lehmann receives DEFA Award for his life's work
22 November 2015: German director of photography Christian Lehmann is the recipient of the DEFA Foundation's
lifetime achievement award, which comes with €10,000 in prize...
"Citizen Four" wins Grierson Award
3 November 2015: The German-US co-production CITIZENFOUR
by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) is the winner of the category "Best Documentary on a Contemporary...
German documentaries and co-productions win in Leipzig
2 November 2015: Several German documentaries and co-productions are among the winners of the [58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film,] which ran from 26 October - 1 November...
Large selection of German documentaries and co-productions at IDFA, 18-29 November 2015
German documentaries and co-productions win in Jihlava
1 November 2015: "Under the Sun" (V paprscích sluice) (Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, North Korea, Latvia, 2015), by Vitaly Mansky is the winner of the BETWEEN THE SEAS section at this year's [Jihlava...
Large program of German documentaries and Co-productions in Copenhagen, 5-15 November 2015
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Vienna, 22 Oct. - 5 November 2015
2 German documentaries and co-productions in Stockholm, 11-22 November 2015
Six German films and co-productions in Jihlava, 27 October - 1 November 2015
"1989" wins Prix Italia
10 October 2015: “1989 – A Statesman Opens up” by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz is the winner of the Prix Italia 2015 in the category “Best documentary in cultural and general interest”....
3 German documentaries and co-productions shortlisted for European Film Award
23 September 2015: Jens Schanze's LA BUENA VIDA - The Good Life, Ayat Najafi's NO LAND'S SONG, and Nicolas Steiner's ABOVE AND BELOW are among the fifteen documentaries shortlisted for the European Film...
Citizen Four nominated for a Grierson Award
15 September 2015: The German-US co-production CITIZENFOUR
by Laura Poitras (DE/US, Praxis Films) is one of four films to be nominate for the coveted Grierson...
REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF at Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires, 10-16 September 2015
2 September 2015: REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF by Cem Kaya (UFA Fiction) will be screening in the Documentary section of the 15th Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The festival will take place...
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Montréal, 27 August - 7 September 2015
Three German Documentary Co-Productions in Toronto, 10 - 20 September 2015
German Documentaries and co-productions in Melbourne, 30 July - 16 August 2015
German Documentary and co-productions in Sarajevo, 14 - 22 August 2015
30 July 2015: A large selection of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival,
which runs from 14 – 22 August in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina....
Two German Documentary Co-Productions in Locarno, 5 - 15 August 2015
German documentary and German co-production win in Marseille
Kassel Documentary Festival extends deadline to July 17th
German Documentary Co-Productions in Moscow, 19 - 26 June 2015
"Song from the Forest" wins German Documentary Prize
19 June 2015: Song from the Forest
by Michael Obert is the winner of the 2015 German Documentary Prize, which carries a €20,000 purse. The film portrays...
German documentary co-productions win in Krakow
16 June 2015: Two German documentary co-productions are among the winners at the 55th Krakow Film Festival,
which ran from 31 May – 7 June in Cracow, Poland.
German Documentaries and co-productions in Shanghai, 13 - 21 June 2015
German Documentary Co-Productions win in Krakow
16 June 2015: Two German documentary co-productions are among the winners at the Krakow Film Festival,
which ran from 31 May – 7 June in Krakow, Poland.
German Documentaries and co-productions in Edinburgh, 17 - 28 June 2015
German Documentary Co-Productions in Karlovy Vary, 3 - 11 July 2015
German Documentaries in Madrid, 9 - 14 June 2015
2 June 2015: Two German documentaries will be screening at the [17th Festival of German Films,] running from 9 - 14 June in Madrid.
Organized by German Films, the festival will show a total of 17 feature...
German documentary co-productions win in Warsaw
22 May 2015: Three German documentary co-productions are among the winners of the Docs Against Gravity Film Festival,
which took place from 25 – 31 May in Warsaw, Poland.
German Documentaries in Seattle, 14 May - 7 June 2015
Three German documentaries receive funding for theatrical releases abroad
11 May 2015: German Films allocates 95,500 euros funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad, including three documentaries:
BELTRACCHI in the US (Distr.: KimStim, World Sales: Global Screen,...