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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...
German Film Critics' Award Nominations announced
10 January 2014: The nominations for the 2013 German Film Critics' Awards
have been announced. The Association of German Film Critics will present the awards at a ceremony on 10 February...
"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...
German Documentaries and co-productions big winners in Leipzig
4 November 2013: German documentaries and co-productions were presented with numerous awards last night at the conclusion of the 56th DOK Leipzig festival.
The winners by...
"Master of the Universe" kicks off 56th DOK Leipzig, 28 October - 3 November 2013
29 October 2013: "Master of the Universe" (DE/AT, Bauderfilm) by Marc Bauder
kicked off the [56th DOK Leipzig] last night. Winner of the Jury Award in Locarno this past August, "Master...
Large slate of German documentaries and co-productions in Copenhagen, 7-17 November 2013
5 German documentaries and co-productions in Jihlava, 24-29 October 2013
2 German Docs and Co-Productions in Rome, 8-17 October 2013
Two German documentaries and co-productions at Valladolid, 19-26 October 2013
19 October 2013: FRANCO’S SETTLERS by Lucía Palacios, Dietmar Post (play loud! Productions, DE/SP) and MY WAY TO OLYMPIA (MEIN WEG NACH OLYMPIA) by Niko von Glasow (if…Productions, Pallado Film, Senator...
Five German documentaries and co-productions in Vienna, 24 October - 6 November 2013
Marcel Ophüls retrospective and more in Montréal, 13-24 November 2013
29 German Documentaries and Co-Productions at IDFA, 20 Nov.- 1 December 2013
14 October 2013: The festival autumn has begun strongly for German documentaries: SONG FROM THE FOREST (Tondowski Film & Friends/ma.ja.de) will have its world premiere in the Competition for Feature-length...
German documentaries and co-productions in Cork, 9-17 November 2013
14 October 2013: Five German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 58th Cork Film Festival,
running from 9-17 November in Cork, Ireland.
A FLEA’S SKIN...
German documentaries and co-productions in Bratislava, 6-12 November 2013
"Journey to Jah" wins Audience Award in Zurich
Winners of the German Television Prize 2013 announced
"Beyond Wriezen" in Tbilisi, 15-20 October 2013
"Naked Opera" wins in St. Petersburg, 21-28 September 2013
29 September 2013: Naked Opera
by Angela Christlieb is the co-winner (shared with "The Act of Killing" by Joshua Oppenheimer) of the Press Jury Award at the...
"The International Criminal Court" in Warsaw, 11-20 October 2013
26 September 2013: THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT by Michele Gentile & Marcus Vetter will be screening in the Documentary Competition at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival,
German Documentaries and Co-productions and German Producer Delegation in Mexico City, 24 October - 3 November 2013
German Documentary Co-productions in Reykajavik, 26 September - 6 October 2013
Large program of German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Vancouver, 26 Sept. - 11 October 2013
17 September 2013: A large program of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [Vancouver International Film Festival,] running from 26 September – 11 October in Vancouver, Canada....
"Revision" in Yamagata, 10-17 October 2013
"Pipeline" at London, 9-20 October 2013
"The Wagner Files" wins in Montréal
3 September 2013: The Wagner Files
(dir. Ralf Pleger, Prod. gebrueder beetz filmproduktion was awarded the prize for audience prize for best documentary...
German Documentary Co-Productions in Cambridge, 19-29 September 2013
2 September 2013: Three German documentary co-productions will be screening in the Eastern View section of the 33rd Cambridge Film Festival,
running from 19-29...
"Master of the Universe" wins in Locarno
19 August 2013: MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder
(DE/AT, Bauderfilm) was awarded the Prix SRG SSR as Best Film by the jury of the independent section of Semaine de la Critique...
Winners of the William-Dieterle Filmpreis 2013 announced
16 August 2013: "Sounds of Secrecy" (Klänge des Verschweigens) by Klaus Stanjek is the winner of the William Dieterle Filmpreis 2013 (€7500), presented by the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The Special...
German Documentaries and Co-Productions in Sarajevo, 16-24 August 2013
8 August 2013: Numerous German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the Sarajevo Film Festival,
running from 16 – 24 August in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina....
German documentaries and Co-Productions in Montréal, 22 August - 2 September 2013
8 August 2013: A number of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening in the 'Documentaries of the World' section at the Montreal World Film Festival,
"Dragon Girls" in Melbourne, 25 July - 11 August 2013
25 July 2013: DRAGON GIRLS (DRACHENMÄDCHEN)
by Inigo Westmeier (GAP Film, Open Window, Heimatfilm) will be screening in the 'This Sporting Life' section at...
German Documentaries and Co-Productions and Werner Herzog Tribute at Locarno, 7 - 17 August 2013
"Sofia's Last Ambulance" wins German Documentary Film Prize 2013
21 June 2013: Sofia's Last Ambulance
(Dir. Ilian Metev, Prod. Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion, WDR and ARTE) is the winner of the German Documentary Film Prize...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Moscow, 20-29 June 2013
German Documentaries and co-productions in Karlovy Vary, 28 June - 6 July 2013
10 June 2013: A number of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival,] running from 28 June - 6 July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic....
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