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Festival of German Films in Turkey 4 April - 10 May 2015
30 March 2015: For the first time, a Festival of German Films will be held in Turkey. Current German films will be shown during the film festivals in Istanbul and Ankara as well as at own events organized...
German Documentaries and Co-productions at HotDocs, 23 April - 3 May 2015
20 March 2015: 12 German films and co-productions have been programmed at the [34th Canadian International Documentary Festival Hot Docs,] running from 23 April – 3 May in Toronto, Canada. Hot Docs is...
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Istanbul, 4-19 April 2015
10 March 2015: Several German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 34th Istanbul Film Festival,
running from 4-19 April 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The films...
Winners of 2015 Grimme Prize announced
5 March 2015: The winners of the 51st Grimme Prize (Germany's top television prize) were announced at a press conference in Essen yesterday.
The winners in the category "Information and Culture":
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Sofia, 5-29 March 2015
German Focus in Hong Kong, 23 March - 6 April 2015
"The Green Prince" receives distribution support in CIS
24 February 2015: The Green Prince
by Nadav Schirman is the only documentary among the twelve films selected to receive distribution support for theatrical...
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Paris, 19-29 March 2015
Submissions open for DOK.Incubator. Deadline 3 March 2015
20 February 2015: Do you currently have a feature documentary in a rough cut stage? DOK.Incubator, an international documentary rough-cut workshop for editors, directors and producers, is now open for...
Applications now open for DOK-Forum Marktplatz 2015 - Deadline 1 March 2015
28 January 2015: The 30th DOK.fest Munich will once again be hosting a Marketplace event from Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May 2015. The MARKETPLACE connects filmmakers with producers, editors and distributors....
"1989" nominated for Cinema for Peace Award
22 January 2015: 1989 - A Statesman Opens Up
by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz has been nominated for the [Cinema for Peace 2015/ Most Valuable...
German Documentaries at FIPA, Biarritz, 20-25 January 2015
German Documentaries in Rotterdam, 21 January - 1 February 2015
German Documentaries in Göteborg, 23 January - 2 February 2015
12 January 2015: Several German documentaries and co-productions will screen at the [38th Göteborg International Film,] running from 23 January – 2 February in Göteborg, Sweden. The films by section:
German Documentaries in Palm Springs, 2 - 12 January 2015
12 January 2015: Four German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [26th Palm Springs International Film Festival,] running from 2 – 12 January in Palm Springs, California, USA. The...
2 German documentary co-productions in Sundance, 22 January - 1 February 2015
5 January 2015: Two German documentary co-productions will be screening in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 31st Sundance Film Festival,
"The Green Prince" receives distribution support in UK and Australia
16 December 2014: Nadav Schirman's The Green Prince
was the only documentary to receive distribution support for a theatrical release abroad during the most...
"No Land's Song" wins in Gijón
1 December 2014: NO LAND’S SONG
by Ayat Najafi (DE/FR, Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion, Torero Film) is the winner of the DOCUFICX Prize
at the [52nd Gijón International...
Two German documentaries win at IDFA, 19-30 November 2014
Two German documentaries in Moscow
German Documentaries in Havanna, 4 - 14 December 2014
"The Aryans" and "No Land's Song" at Mar del Plata, 22-30 November 2014
26 November 2014: THE ARYANS (DIE ARIER)
by Mo Asumang (Hanfgarn&Ufer Filmproduktion, Ma Motion) and NO LAND’S SONG by Ayat Najafi (DE/FR, Hanfgarn&Ufer...
Winners of Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival announced
German Documentaries and Co-productions at Cameraimage, 15-22 November 2014
"Master of the Universe" in China, 14 - 29 November 2014
10 November 2014: Marc Bauder's multi-award-winning [Master of the Universe] is the only German documentary selected for the Take Two in China: German Cinema Showcased series, taking place from 14 - 29...
"Master of the Universe" nominated for European Film Award
6 November 2014: Marc Bauder's "Master of the Universe" is one of six films to be nominated for the European Film Award
"Beltracchi" and "The Green Prince" in Brazil
22 October 2014: German Film Prize winner Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery
from Arne Birkenstock (Prod. Fruitmarket, Tradewind Pictures, Senator Entertainment,...
"Wagnerwahn" nominated for International Emmy
15 October 2014: “Wagnerwahn” from the cross-media series “Die Kulturakte” (The Culture Files) has been nominated for an International Emmy Award. The Gebrüder Beetz
8 German documentaries and co-productions in competition at IDFA, 19 - 30 November 2014 in Amsterdam
German Documentaries and co-productions in Zürich, 25 September - 5 October 2014
11 September 2014: Six German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival,
running from 25 September – 5 October in Zürich, Switzerland....
"Sauerbruch Hutton Architects" at New York Film Festival, 26 September - 12 October 2014
9 September 2014: SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS by recently diseased filmmaker, artist and writer Harun Farocki will screen in the Projections section at the 52nd New York Film Festival,
"No Land's Song" wins audience award in Montréal
8 September 2014: Ayat Najafi's feature documentary No Land's Song
(DE/FR, Prod. Hanfgarn + Ufer GbR, Torero Film GbR, Chaz Productions) won the...
German Documentaries and co-productions & Harun Farocki retrospective in London, 8 - 19 October 2014
5 September 2014: Five German documentaries and co-productions, including two works by the recently-deceased filmmaker, artist and writer Harun Farocki, will be screening at the UK's largest film festival,...
Georgian Women Filmmakers in Busan, 2 - 11 October 2014
"Art War" in Buenos Aires, 11 - 17 September 2014
29 August 2014: ART WAR by Marco Wilms (Heldenfilm) will be screening in the [14th Festival of German Films,] running from 11 - 17 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Festival of German Films...
"Judgement in Hungary" wins big in Sarajevo
29 August 2014: JUDGEMENT IN HUNGARY by Eszter Hajdu (HU/DE/NL, Perfect Shot Films) is the winner of the Human Rights Award in the Documentary Competition and the HT Eronet Audience Award - Best Documentary...
"The Salt of the Earth" at Telluride, 29 August - 1 September 2014
29 August 2014: THE SALT OF THE EARTH
by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (BR/IT/FR) will be screening in the Main Program at the [41st Telluride...
German Documentaries Co-Productions in Toronto, 4-14 September 2014
13 August 2014: This year's Toronto International Film Festival
will present two German documentary co-productions, including the 2009 film IN COMPARISON (ZUM VERGLEICH) by recently...
German Documentaries Co-Productions in Montréal, 21 August - 1 September 2014
6 August 2014: The 38th Montreal World Film Festival
will present five German documentaries and co.productions in the section "Documentaries of the World":
"From Caligari to Hitler" to premiere at Venice, 27 August - 6 September 2014
28 July 2014: The German film FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER by Rüdiger Suchsland (Looks Filmproduktionen) will have its world premiere in the Venice Classics sidebar at the 71st Venice International Film Festival,
5 German Documentaries and co-productions at Durban, 17 - 27 July 2014
21 July 2014: Five German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [35th Durban International Film Festival,] running from 17-27 July in Durban, South Africa. The films by section:
German Documentaries and co-productions in Yerevan, 13 - 20 July 2014
10 July 2014: DOMINO EFFECT by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski (PL/DE, zero one) and DRAGAN WENDE-WEST BERLIN by Lena Müller and Dragan von Petrovic (DE/RS, von.müller.film) will be screening in...
German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Locarno, 6-16 August 2014
"Haunted" wins in Marseille
8 July 2014: HAUNTED by Liwaa Yazji (SY/DE, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)
was awarded the First Film Prize – Special Mention at FID Marseille,
which ran from 1...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Jerusalem, 10 - 20 July 2014
8 July 2014: Three German documentary co-productions will be screening at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival,
running from 10 - 20 July in Jerusalem, Israel. The films by section:
"The Green Prince" wins in Moscow
Kassel Documentary and Video Festival extends application deadline to 15 July 2014
Two German documentary co-productions in Karlovy Vary, 4-12 July 2014
German Documentaries in Moscow, 19-28 June 2014
"The Aryans" wins in Shanghai
14 June 2014: Mo Asumang won a Magnolia Award as Best Director in the field of documentary for THE ARYANS
(Hanfgarn & Ufer, MA Motion, ZDF/ARTE, Das Kleine...
German Documentaries in Shanghai, 14-22 June 2014
"Art War" and "Nan Goldin" at KINO! Festival of German Films New York, 13-19 June 2014
"The Salt of the Earth" wins Special Prize in Cannes
"The Special Need" at AFI Docs, 18-22 June 2014
German Documentaries and co-productions win in Warsaw
23 May 2014: Three German documentaries and co-productions are among the winners at the 11th Planete Doc Film Festival,
which took place from 9 – 18 May in Warsaw and...
RETURN TO HOMS wins in San Francisco
15 May 2014: RETURN TO HOMS
by Talal Derki (DE/ SY, Ventana Films) is the winner of the Special Jury recognition at the Golden Gate Awards (Documentary Feature...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Sheffield, 7-12 June 2014
13 May 2014: Eight German documentaries and co-productions will screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest,
running from 7 – 12 June in Sheffield, UK. The festival will also showcase two classic...
"Beltracchi" wins German Film Award 'Lola'
10 May 2014: Beltrachhi - The Art of Forgery
by Arne Birkenstock (Prod. Arne Birkenstock, Helmut G. Weber, Thomas Springer - Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien...
"Walking Under Water" at LA Film Festival, 11-19 June 2014
8 May 2014: WALKING UNDER WATER by Eliza Kubarska (PL/DE/GB, Kloos & Co) will be screening in the Documentary Competition at the 40th Los Angeles Film Festival,
AG DOK brunch at DOK.fest Munich, 11 May 2014
"Domino Effect" wins in Nyon
5 May 2014: DOMINO EFFECT
by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski (PL/DE, zero one) is the winner of the Interreligious Prize for a feature film...
Two German documentary co-productions win at Hot Docs
Two German Documentaries at the Festival of German Films in New York, 13-19 June 2014
24 April 2014: After 35 years of successful collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), KINO! Festival of German Films is heading for new shores. German Films will be presenting the latest of German...
German Documentaries at Documenta Madrid, 30 April - 11 May 2014
22 April 2014: A large program of German documentaries and co-productions will screen at the 11th Documenta Madrid,
which runs from 30 April - 11 May 2014 in Madrid,...
German documentaries and co-productions at Planete Doc Warsaw & Wroclaw, 9-18 May 2014
22 April 2014: A large program of German documentaries and co-productions will screen at the 11th Planete Doc Film Festival,
running from 9 - 18 May in Warsaw and Wroclaw,...
"The Salt of the Earth" to premiere at Cannes, 14-25 May 2014
17 April 2014: THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado – a French production about the Brazilian photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado – will celebrate its world premiere...
"Cathedrals" wins at River Run, USA, 4-13 April 2014
17 April 2014: CATHEDRALS
by Konrad Kästner is the winner of the Best Documentary Short Award (Oscar®-qualifying) at the [16th RiverRun International...
German Films at MIPTV, 7-10 April 2014 in Cannes
7 April 2014: German Films will host the following German companies and organizations at the MIPTV,
running from 7-10 April 2014 in Cannes, France.
Atlas International Film
Large program of German documentaries and co-productions in Nyon, 25 April - 3 May 2014
"Olgastrasse 18" wins in Palm Springs, 26-30 March 2014
4 April 2014: “OLGASTRASSE 18” by Jörg Rambaum and Liv Scharbatke (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) is the winner of the Best Animated Short award at the American Documentary Film Festival,
"Return to Homs" in San Francisco, 24 April - 8 May 2014
2 April 2014: RETURN TO HOMS
by Talal Derki (DE/ SY, Ventana Films) will be screening in the Golden Gate Awards (Documentary Feature Competition) section of...
"Song From the Forest" opens It's All True Festival in Brazil, 3 April - 27 July 2014
"Breathing Earth" and "Second Life" win in Montréal, 20-30 March 2014
1 April 2014: BREATHING EARTH: SUSUMU SHINGU’S DREAM (BREATHING EARTH: SUSUMU SHINGUS TRAUM) by Thomas Riedelsheimer (DE/GB, Filmpunkt) is the winner of the Jury Award and
SECOND LIFE: HERBERT VON...
German Documentaries and Co-Productions at IndieLisboa, 24 April - 4 May 2014
Nominations for German Film Prize 'Lola' announced
28 March 2014: The nominations for the German Film Prize 'Lola' were announced today. The following three films were nominated in the category "Feature-length Documentary":
"Art War" wins in Geneva, 7-16 March 2014
2014 Grimme Prize winners announced
19 March 2014: The winners of the 2014 Grimme Prize (the German Emmys) were announced today.
The winners in the category "Information" are:
German Documentaries and Co-Productions at HotDocs, 24 April - 4 May 2014
19 March 2014: Sixteen German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival,] www.hotdocs.ca
running from 24 April – 4 May 2014...
"The Special Need" wins audience award at SXSW
15 March 2014: German documentary co-production The Special Need
by Carlo Zarotti (German co-producer: Detailfilm GmbH) is the winner of the [SXGlobal audience...
"Master of the Universe" wins in Paris
German Documentaries win in Berlin
"My Mother, a War and Me" wins Heiner Carow Prize at Berlinale
"The Family" wins Cinema for Peace Award
"The Family" nominated for Cinema for Peace Award
29 January 2014: The Family
by Stefan Weinert is one of eleven documentaries to be nominated for the "Most Valuable Documentary Award 2014" at the Cinema for Peace Awards,
"Earth's Golden Playground" wins Max-Ophüls Prize
"Far End of the Milky Way" wins Bavarian Film Prize
19 January 2014: Far End of the Milky Way
(Das Ende der Milchstrasse) by Leopold Grun und Dirk Uhlig (Prod. Rohfilm GmbH) is the winner in the Best Documentary...
Short List for 'Lola' (German Oscars) announced
10 January 2014: Fifteen German documentaries and co-productions have been selected for the short list for the German Film Prize 'Lola'. All fifteen films will be screened in the 'Lola'@Berlinale section...
"The Return to Homs" at Göteborg, 24 January - 3 February 2014
Three German Documentary Co-Productions in Palm Springs, 3-13 January 2014
WACKEN 3D wins in Liège
13 December 2013: WACKEN 3D
by Norbert Heitker (Jumpseat, Wüste Film) is the winner of the category "3D alternative Contents" at the [International 3D Festival...
Three German Documentary Co-Productions at Sundance, 16-26 January 2014
5 December 2014: Three German documentary co-productions will be screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival,
running from 16 to 26 January in Park City, Utah.
"Master of the Universe" receives distribution support for theatrical release in Switzerland
3 December 2013: Marc Bauder's MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
has received distribution support from German Films for its theatrical release in Switzerland. Frenetic Films released the film...
3 German Documentaries and co-productions nominated for top prizes in Amsterdam
28 November 2013: Three German documentaries and co-productions have been nominated for top prizes at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA. The films by category:
Harun Farocki wins in Montreal
German Docs in Moscow and Novosibirsk, 5-16 December 2013
26 November 2013: German Films will soon be presenting the 12th Festival of German Films in Russia. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the programme will screen at the cinema 35mm in Moscow (5 -...
Beyond Wriezen wins in Sarajevo
"My Love Awaits Me By the Sea" in Dubai, 6 -14 December 2013
22 November 2013: MY LOVE AWAITS ME BY THE SEA by Mais Derwazah (JO/DE/PS/QA, Mengamuk Films) will be screening in the Muhr Arab Documentary section of the [10th Dubai International Film Festival,] running...
"Dragon Girls" wins in Chicago
5 November 2013: Dragon Girls (Drachenmädchen)
by Inigo Westmeier (GAP Film, Open Window, Heimatfilm) received the First Prize for a documentary from the...