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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...
"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"...
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,...
German Documentaries and Co-productions in Sheffield, 5 - 10 June 2015
8 May 2015: Six German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at this year’s Sheffield Doc Fest,
running from 5 - 10 June in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The films...
German Documentary Co-productions in Sydney, 3 -14 June 2015
6 May 2015: Two German documentary co-productions will be screening in the International Documentaries section at the Sydney International Film Festival,
running from 3 - 14 June...
German Documentaries and Co-productions win in Nyon
Ingmar Trost Producer on the Move at Cannes, 15 - 18 May 2015
21 April 2015: Ingmar Trost of the Cologne-based production company Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion will be representing Germany in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE networking platform at this year’s Cannes Film...
Hotel Straussberg wins in Nijmegen
German Documentaries in Linz, 23 - 28 April 2015
German Documentaries and co-productions in Nashville
7 April 2015: Two German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the 46th Nashville Film Festival,
which ran from 16-25 April in Nashville, Tennessee,...
German Documentaries and co-productions win in Montréal
"A German Youth" in San Francisco, 23 April - 7 May 2015
1 April 2015: A GERMAN YOUTH
by Jean-Gabriel Périot (FR/DE/CH, Blinker Filmproduktion) will be playing in the Golden Gate Award (Documentary Feature Competition)...
German Documentaries and co-productions in Buenos Aires, 15 - 25 April 2015
31 March 2015: A large selection of German documentaries and co-productions will be screening at the [17th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival,] running from 15 - 25 April in Buenos Aires,...
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