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German Focus in Shanghai Celebrates 10th Anniversary
"Saint & Whore" wins Special Mention in Cracow
3 June 2013: Anne Zohra Berrached's short documentary Saint & Whore
(Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany) received a Special Mention by the FICC (International...
Three German Docs and co-productions in Cracow, 26 May - 2 June 2013
29 May 2013: Three German documentary co-productions will be screening at the 53rd Krakow Film Festival,
running from 26 May – 2 June in Cracow, Poland. The films...
Five German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Edinburgh, 19-30 June 2013
German Docs and co-productions at Sheffield, 12-16 June 2013
15 May 2013: Several German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at this year's Sheffield Doc Fest,
running from 12 - 16 June in Sheffield, England. The films by...
German Docs and co-productions at Sydney, 5-16 June 2013
8 May 2013: Four German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at this year's Sydney Film Festival,
running from 5 – 16 June in Sydney, Australia:
"Breathing Earth" and "More Than Honey" at Seattle, 16 May - 9 June 2013
8 May 2013: Two German documentary co-productions will be screening at this year's Seattle International Film Festival,
running from 16 May – 9 June in Seattle, Washington, USA....
"The Moo Man" at Los Angeles Film Festival, 13-23 June 2013
7 May 2013 : The Moo Man
by Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier (UK/DE, Bachelier Films) will be screening in the International Showcase at the [Los Angeles Film...
German Docs and co-productions in Barcelona, 29 May - 2 June 2013
6 May 2013: Four German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at [DOCS Barcelona – International Documentary Film Festival,] www.docsbarcelona.com
running from 29 May – 2 June in...
Large German program at Planete Doc Film Festival in Warsaw and Wroclaw, 10-19 May 2013
3 May 2013: The 10th edition of the PLANETE DOC FESTVAL,
taking place from 10 – 19 May in Warsaw and from 12 – 19 May in Wroclaw, will feature a large selection of German...
"Beyond Wriezen" wins in Potsdam
29 April 2013: Daniel Abma's Beyond Wriezen
is the winner of the Best Documentary and Best Editing awards at the 42nd International Student Film Festival "Sehsüchte"...
German Docs Go Down Under
"Water Makes Money" wins court case against Veolia
28 March 2013: The private French water company Veolia has lost three out of four of its charges against the film "Water Makes Money" and filmmakers Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz. In the most important...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Thessaloniki, 15-24 March 2013
"Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise" selected for Hot Docs Forum
German Documentaries 2013 catalogue now online
9 March 2013: The German Documentaries 2013 is now available online as a downloadable PDF file. The catalogue, which appeared in the print version during the Berlinale last month, features detailed information...
DOK Leipzig goes India
7 March 2013: DOK Leipzig will be showing a selection of nineteen German and international documentaries from the festival at the first "DOK Leipzig Lake Festival" in Uttarakhand in Northern India from...
"Naked Opera" wins Heiner Carow Prize at Berlinale
17 February 2013: The Luxemburgian-German co-production Naked Opera
by Angela Christlieb is the winner of the first annual Heiner Carow Prize at the [63rd Berlin International...
DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE in Hong Kong and Bradford
8 February 2013: Wolfgang Lehmann's DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE (LIBELLEN MIT VÖGEL UND SCHLANGE) will celebrate its Asian premiere at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival (17 March –...
Grimme Prize nominees announced
29 January 2013: The following documentary films, series and specials have been nominated for this year's Grimme Preis
– the German equivalent of the Emmys. For details...
"The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" wins at Sundance
"Dragan Wende-West Berlin" wins in Saarbrücken
26 January 2013: DRAGAN WENDE-WEST BERLIN
(Dir.: Dragan von Petrovic, Lena Müller, Germany, 2012) is the winner of the best documentary...
"More than Honey" wins Bavarian Film Prize
20 January 2013: More than Honey
by Markus Imhoof is the winner of the best documentary award at this year's Bavarian Film Prize, which took place on 18 January at the Prinz...
"Polluting Paradise" and "Forget Me Not" receive distribution support for foreign theatrical releases
7 January 2012: The German Film Marketing organization German Films allocated a total of € 567,500 in funding for theatrical releases of German films abroad in 2012.
In the sixth and last sitting...
"The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" at Sundance, 17-27 January 2012
German Docs and Co-productions win in Mexico
26 November 2012: Rainer Ludwigs' "The Story of Leonida" won the award for the best international short film and Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
by Frauke Sandig...
"Forget Me Not" wins two prizes in Lünen
19 November 2012: David Sieveking's "Forget Me Not" took home the best screenplay award at the Kinofest Lünen,
the festival for German films, which ran from 15-18...
German Docs and co-productions in Tallinn, 12-28 November 2012
German documentaries and co-produtions in Amsterdam, 14-25 November 2012
"LANG LANG – THE ART OF BEING A VIRUOSO" wins in Prague
German documentaries and co-produtions galore at CPH:DOX, 1-11 November 2012
German documentary co-productions in Brisbane, 14-25 November 2012
German Documentaries and co-productions in Minsk, 2-9 November 2012
DOK Leipzig program now online
NOT IN MY BACKYARD at Cork, 11-18 November 2012
24 October 2012: NOT IN MY BACKYARD by Matthias Bittner (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, zischlermann filmproduktion) will be playing in the Documentaries section at the 57th Cork Film Festival,
"The Last Street" wins in Sibiu
22 October 2012: THE LAST STREET
by Rasmus Sievers and Marina Monsonís (Germany, Spain) is the winner ex aequo of the Astra Award for the Best Documentary...
German Documentaries + Rosa von Praunheim Retrospective in Vienna, 25 October - 7 November 2012
German Documentaries and co-productions in São Paulo, 19 Oct. - 1 November 2012
German documentaries and co-productions at Jihlava, 23 - 28 October 2012
William Klein Tribute + "El Bella Vista" in Montréal, 10-21 October 2012
German Documentaries and co-productions in Warsaw, 12-21 October 2012
26 September 2012: Seven German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival,
running from 12 - 21 October in Warsaw, Poland. The films by...
"El Bella Vista" in Chicago, 11 - 25 October 2012
"My Freedom, Your Freedom" in Istanbul, 26 Sept. - 2 October 2012
Help keep Brussels art house cinema Arenberg alive!
10 October 2011: Recently this call for help reached us from our colleagues in Belgium. While German Documentaries does not generally call for action, we feel it is important to express our support for...
9 German Docs and Co-productions at Rio, 6- 18 October 2011
Khodorkovsky in Kyiv, 22 - 30 October 2011
Large program of German Docs at Jihlava, 25 - 30 October 2011
Newsreel Conference in Stuttgart 12-13 October 2011
11 October 2011: The [Haus des Dokumentarfilms] in Stuttgart will be hosting a two-day conference on the history and effect of newsreels in East and West Germany after 1945. The conference will take place...
Franco's Settlers receives Special Mention at Medimed Docs Market
Political Documentary Conference in Cologne, 13 - 15 October 2011
5 October 2011: The Documentary Film Initiative DFI
will be hosting a conference on the subject "Documentaries and Politics. The Politics of Documentaries" a the...
"El Bella Vista" in Chicago, 11 - 25 October 2012
26 September 2012: EL BELLA VISTA
by Alicia Cano (UY/DE, Thomas Mauch Filmproduktion) will be screening in the documentary competition at the [Chicago International...
German documentaries and co-productions in Warsaw, 12 -21 October 2012
26 September 2012: A host of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival,
running from 12 October – 21 October 2012 in Warsaw, Poland....
German Documentaries in St. Petersburg, 22-29 September 2012
"The Flat" at Hamptons International Film Festival, 4 - 8 October 2012
20 September 2012: THE FLAT (DIE WOHNUNG)
by Arnon Goldfinger (DE/IL, zero one film) will be playing in the World Cinema Documentary section of the [20th Hamptons...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Reykjavik, 27 September - 7 October 2012
DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE at New York Film Festival, 7 October 2012
20 September 2012: Wolfgang Lehmann's
film DRAGONFLIES WITH BIRDS AND SNAKE (TROLLSLÄNDOR MED FÅGLAR OCH ORM) will be screening at the [50th New York Film Festival...
German Documentaries protests dismissal of director of Cineteca Madrid
12 September 2012: The German Documentary Association and German Documentaries protest the sudden and inexplicable dismissal of Antonio Delgado Liz, director of the Cineteca Madrid and of the International...
2 German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Vladivostok, 22 - 28 September 2012
3 German documentaries and co-productions at Cambridge, 13-23 September 2012
7 September 2012: Three German documentaries and co-productions will be screening in the main programme of the 32nd Cambridge Film Festival,
running from 13 –...
German Documentaries in Zurich, 20-30 September 2012
6 September 2012: Five German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 8th Zurich Film Festival,
running from 20 – 30 September 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland....
German documentaries in Telluride, 31 Aug. - 3 September 2012
31 August 2012: Two recent German documentaries and two vintage works by Werner Herzog will be featured at the 39th Telluride Film Festival,
running from 31 August –...
German documentaries and co-productions in Vancouver, 27 Sept. - 12 October 2012
German Docs in Toronto, 6-16 September 2012
David Sieveking's FORGET ME NOT (VERGISS MEIN NICHT) wins in Locarno
13 August 2012: The documentary FORGET ME NOT (VERGISS MEIN NICHT) by David Sieveking, Lichtblick Media, received the main prize of the Semaine de la Critique, the SRG SSR/Semaine de la Critique Prize...
Final Call for applications to 2nd DOK LEIPZIG Net Lab
9 August 2012: The final application deadline for the 2nd DOK LEIPZIG NET LAB is on 16 August. The exclusive one-day lab on Interactive Storytelling and Media Architecture will take place on
Distribution Support for PINA and THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA abroad
2 German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Melbourne, 2-19 August 2012
13 July 2012: THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA by Marten Persiel (Wildfremd Production) and ¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! by Victor Kossakovsky, (ma.ja.de filmproduktion, DE/NL/AR/CL) will be screening at the [2012 Melbourne...
5 German Documentary co-productions in Durban, 19-29 July 2012
3 German documentaries at Locarno, 1 - 11 August 2012
Deadline for Kassel Dokfest on 20 July 2012
8 July 2012: The deadline for entry to the 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival is on 20 July. Online applications are being accepted here.
The Kassel Dokfest...
German Documentary co-productions in Yerevan, 8-15 July 2012
German documentary co-productions in Sarajevo, 6-14 July 2012
German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Jerusalem, 5-14 July 2012
5 July 2012: Six German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the Jerusalem Film Festival,
running from 5 – 14 July in Jerusalem, Israel. The films by section:...
German Documentaries and Co-productions at Marseille, 4-9 July 2012
26 June 2012: Five German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the Festival International de Cinéma,
running from 4 – 9 July in Marseille, France. The...
"Blood in the Mobile" wins Herbert Quandt Medien-Preis
25 June 2012: Blood in the Mobile
by Frank Poulsen (Prod. Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion) is the winner of the Herbert Quandt Medien-Preis for exceptional...
Five German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Karlovy Vary, 29 June - 7 July 2012
Two German Documentary Co-Productions in Moscow, 21-30 June 2012
Five German Documentaries and Co-Productions at Silver Docs, 18-24 June 2012
Three German Documentary shorts at Huesca, 9-16 June 2012
German Documentaries and Producers at Sheffield, 13-17 June 2012
4 June 2012: Seven new and classic German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest,
running from 13 – 17 June:
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL...
"Khodorkovsky" at Festival of German Films in Madrid, 5-9 June 2012
8 German documentaries and co-productions in Transilvania, 1-10 June 2012
Three German Documentary Co-Productions in Sydney, 6-17 June 2012
21 May 2012: Three German documentary co-productions will be screening in the "International Documentaries" section of the Sydney Film Festival,
running from 6 – 17 June in Sydney,...
"Meanwhile in Mamelodi" wins at HotDocs and San Francisco
7 May 2012: Benjamin Kahlmeyer's MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI
(P: Boris Frank; Germany, South Africa) tied with Bill Ross and Turner Ross' TCHOUPITOULAS...
Large German program at Planete Doc Film Festival in Warsaw, 11-20 May 2012
7 May 2012: This year's Planete Doc Film Festival,
running from 11-20 May in Warsaw and 14-20 May in Wroclaw, will feature a wide selection of German documentaries, including...
Italy and Putin in Seattle, 17 May - 10 June 2012
7 May 2012: The German documentary co-productions "Italy, Love it or Leave It" by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, hiq productions (IT/DE) and PUTIN'S KISS by Lise Birk Pedersen, Kloos & Co Medien (DK/DE)...
"Farewell Comrades! Interactive" wins FOCAL International Award
4 May 2012: Farewell Comrades! Interactive
Artline Films (France) Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (Germany) is the winner of this year's Award for Best Use of Footage...
German documentaries and co-productions in Tel Aviv, 3-12 May 2012
Ralf Schenk named new chair of the DEFA Foundation
24 April 2012: Leading German film journalist Dr. Ralf Schenk has been unanimously selected to succeed Helmut Morsbach as chair of the DEFA Foundation.
Schenk has written extensively...
Two Prizes for My Freedom, Your Freedom
24 April 2012: Diana Näcke's feature documentary My Freedom, Your Freedom
(Prod. TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion, Distributor: EDITION SALZGEBER) is the recent winner...
DOK.INCUBATOR training programme deadline 15 May 2012
19 April 2012: DOK Leipzig and the new Czech training initiative DocIncubator are launching an innovative training programme for the support of outstanding, artistic and creative European documentaries...
German documentaries and co-productions at Documentary Edge, New Zealand, 26 April - 3 June 2012
17 April 2012: German documentaries and co-productions are well represented at this year's Documentary Edge Festival,
running from 26 April - 3 June in Auckland and Wellington,...
German Documentaries and co-productions at Crossing Europe in Linz, 24 - 29 April 2012
Large German delegation at HotDocs, 26 April - 6 May 2012
Large German program at Nyon, 20-27 April 2012
"Meanwhile in Mamelodi" and "Vivan las Antipodas" at San Francisco, 19 April - 3 May 2012
10 April 2012: MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI
by Benjamin Kahlmeyer (Prod. Filmakademie Baden-Württtemberg) and VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS by Victor Kossakovsky (Prod. ma.ja.de...
"Raising Resistance" in Rome, 12 - 20 April 2012
29 March 2012: Raising Resistance
from Bettina Borgfeld and David Bernet (Prod: Dreamer Joint Venture, Pandora Filmproduktion (DE/CH)) will be screening in...
German Documentaries and co-productions at 11th AUDI Festival of German Films in Australia
29 March 2012: After the jubilee year in 2011, the Audi Festival of German Films, which is organised by the Goethe Institut in Australia together with German Films, will be presenting a total of 32 feature...