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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the German audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Germany

Country profile: Germany

27 December 2020

ACE Producers announces the selection for ACE Series Special

ACE Producers 2022

ACE Producers announces the selection for ACE Series Special

A total of 18 experienced independent producers have been selected for the intensive workshop, which aims to incorporate a series division into their companies  

29 September 2022

DOK Leipzig announces its DOK Industry programme

DOK Leipzig 2022 – DOK Industry

DOK Leipzig announces its DOK Industry programme

The German-based industry platform features the new DOK Archive Market, a collaboration with Docudays UA, a focus on animation and a DOK Exchange conference on XR projects  

22 September 2022

Connecting Cottbus reveals its line-up for 2022

Cottbus 2022 – Connecting Cottbus

Connecting Cottbus reveals its line-up for 2022

Thirteen projects in development and six works in progress are to be pitched at the 24th edition of the German industry event  

21 September 2022

DOK Leipzig announces its Co-Pro Market selection

DOK Leipzig 2022 - DOK Industry

DOK Leipzig announces its Co-Pro Market selection

34 projects from 32 countries, including the first series ever at the market and four projects scouted at other events, will take part in this year's edition  

19 September 2022

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg receives an additional €15 million to invest in the region’s booming audiovisual sector

Institutions / Legislation - Germany

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg receives an additional €15 million to invest in the region’s booming audiovisual sector

The new cash injection will bring the Berlin region’s overall funding to €17.2 million for 2022 and €17.9 million for 2023  

14 July 2022

Cyrielle Raingou’s I’m Coming For You wins the first Munich Film Up!

Industry / Market - Germany/Slovakia

Cyrielle Raingou’s I’m Coming For You wins the first Munich Film Up!

The mentoring and residency programme has wrapped during Filmfest München, where Raingou received the newly created €5,000 Kirch Foundation Award  

24 June 2022

Series Lab Hamburg launches its sixth edition

Industry / Market - Germany

Series Lab Hamburg launches its sixth edition

Twenty European TV series producers and writers will participate in a three-day professional feedback and networking workshop, starting today  

14 June 2022

Twenty-five projects selected for the Alentours Forum

Alentours Forum 2022

Twenty-five projects selected for the Alentours Forum

The Rhinish Co-Production Meeting will unspool from 28-30 June in Strasbourg and will showcase French- and German-language projects, encompassing both fiction and documentaries  

03 June 2022

12 European film funds join forces for Ukrainian Films Now

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

12 European film funds join forces for Ukrainian Films Now

The fundraising and networking event will unspool at Cannes and aims to back Ukrainian films currently in post-production  

16 May 2022

Pacifiction spearheads Films Boutique’s Cannes slate

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

Pacifiction spearheads Films Boutique’s Cannes slate

The self-described “world sales agent with a heart” has four films on its docket at this year’s edition of Cannes, including an Albert Serra epic  

12 May 2022

Close calls for The Match Factory at Cannes

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

Close calls for The Match Factory at Cannes

The venerable German sales agent has three titles in the official selection this year, including Lukas Dhont’s competition-bound second feature  

09 May 2022

BBC Studios and Sky Deutschland ink a factual output deal

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/Germany

BBC Studios and Sky Deutschland ink a factual output deal

The agreement, covering 150 hours of factual content, includes titles such as Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic and David Attenborough: The Sound of Nature  

03 March 2022

The Alentours Forum – Rhinish Co-Production Meeting launches its call for projects

Alentours Forum 2022

The Alentours Forum – Rhinish Co-Production Meeting launches its call for projects

25 French- and German-language projects in development will be selected for the event unspooling 28th to 30th June in Strasbourg  

25 February 2022

At the EFM, panellists share their takeaways on the future of European film distribution

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

At the EFM, panellists share their takeaways on the future of European film distribution

BERLINALE 2022: The talk, co-hosted by Europa Distribution, came at a time of great disruption, but also of constant evolution wherein new players are set to change the future of film releasing  

21 February 2022

The EFM explores what to expect from Sino-European collaboration

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

The EFM explores what to expect from Sino-European collaboration

BERLINALE 2022: On 15 February, the EFM’s traditional event focusing on the Chinese market explored the future prospects for interaction with this ever-expanding industry  

21 February 2022

The European Film Forum surveys the efforts needed to build a climate-neutral audiovisual sector

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The European Film Forum surveys the efforts needed to build a climate-neutral audiovisual sector

BERLINALE 2022: The talk comes at a time when the measurement of carbon emissions and labels for green production are at the heart of the many private and public initiatives  

18 February 2022

The EFM tackles carbon calculators, green production and training

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The EFM tackles carbon calculators, green production and training

BERLINALE 2022: At the festival's online market, several industry events broached the issue of climate change  

16 February 2022

The EFM examines the tech trends that will affect the future

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The EFM examines the tech trends that will affect the future

BERLINALE 2022: The industry session focused on the innovations that are emerging in the tech world and are inevitably changing the landscape of the entertainment industries  

16 February 2022

Sales agents discuss how to promote films internationally at the EFM

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

Sales agents discuss how to promote films internationally at the EFM

BERLINALE 2022: Sales agents have been sharing their expertise on the key factors that can shape the promotional strategy for a film  

16 February 2022

At the EFM, experts seek the benefits of equity data collection and inclusion policies

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

At the EFM, experts seek the benefits of equity data collection and inclusion policies

BERLINALE 2022: The panel shed light on the importance of these tools as a means to guarantee equal opportunities and the development of a fairer film industry  

16 February 2022

The Report wins the Berlinale Co-Pro Series pitch

Berlinale 2022 – EFM/Awards

The Report wins the Berlinale Co-Pro Series pitch

BERLINALE 2022: The project, based on a political murder case in Lebanon that is to be solved by an international team of investigators, will travel to the upcoming Séries Mania Forum  

15 February 2022

My Favourite Cake wins the Eurimages Award at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

Berlinale 2022 – EFM/Awards

My Favourite Cake wins the Eurimages Award at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

BERLINALE 2022: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s project follows the story of a woman who decides to live out her desires in a country where women’s rights are heavily restricted  

15 February 2022

German Films launches its seventh Face to Face campaign

Industry / Market - Germany

German Films launches its seventh Face to Face campaign

With its seventh edition of the campaign, German Films promotes seven film creatives who represent different sections of the filmmaking industry  

14 February 2022

At the EFM, experts explore the intersections between animation, gaming, VR, AR and XR

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

At the EFM, experts explore the intersections between animation, gaming, VR, AR and XR

BERLINALE 2022: Three panellists were asked to talk through their work, the future opportunities that these new intersections can create, and how they can affect storytelling in animation and gaming  

11 February 2022

Picture Tree International announces its EFM slate

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

Picture Tree International announces its EFM slate

The Berlin-based company will present the upcoming Love Thing by Anika Decker, Dieter Berner's Alma & Oskar, Thomas Roth's Schächten and Leander Haussmann's A Stasi Comedy  

03 February 2022

Amazon Prime Video is now the market leader in Germany, says Ampere Analysis

Industry / Market - Germany

Amazon Prime Video is now the market leader in Germany, says Ampere Analysis

According to the London-based firm, the streaming giant overtook Netflix's lead, and the gap is expected to grow in the coming years  

03 February 2022

The eighth Berlinale Co-Pro Series announces its selection

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

The eighth Berlinale Co-Pro Series announces its selection

The Berlinale Co-Production Market event is inviting ten new international TV projects to be presented during its upcoming online session  

20 January 2022

The Berlinale Series Market unveils its selection

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

The Berlinale Series Market unveils its selection

The new season of the market features a slate of discussions focusing on the current trends in series, while the Berlinale Series Market Selects label returns with 17 series in total  

19 January 2022

MUBI acquires The Match Factory

Industry / Market - UK/Germany

MUBI acquires The Match Factory

Aiming to “bring beautiful cinema to film lovers”, the new collaboration will open up new opportunities to nourish the future of the cinema that both companies adore  

17 January 2022

The Berlinale Co-Production Market announces its selection for 2022

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

The Berlinale Co-Production Market announces its selection for 2022

A total of 34 projects, including those by Radu Jude, Agnieszka Holland, Teona Mitevska, Ognjen Glavonić and Bence Fliegauf, will be presented at the online co-production platform  

14 January 2022

The European Film Market (re)starts

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The European Film Market (re)starts

The market returns to its physical locations in Berlin but also online while the EFM Industry Sessions are focusing on the future, diversity & inclusion and sustainable development  

17 December 2021

13 film projects and 2 series grace the French-German Film Meetings line-up

Industry / Market - France/Germany

13 film projects and 2 series grace the French-German Film Meetings line-up

Radu Mihaileanu’s series project Haussmann, based on a screenplay co-penned by Vincent Mariette, steals focus at the event’s co-production market, unfolding in Bonn on 17 and 18 November  

17 November 2021

Munich Film Up! welcomes its first participants

Industry / Market - Slovakia/Germany

Munich Film Up! welcomes its first participants

The newly launched mentoring and residency programme will feature six filmmakers hailing from Cameroon, Germany, India, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine  

17 November 2021

She comes out on top at connecting cottbus

Cottbus 2021 – Connecting Cottbus/Awards

She comes out on top at connecting cottbus

Polish director Agnieszka Zwiefka picked up the Award for Best Pitch, while Ortalan and Virgins were also noticed  

05 November 2021

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

Industry / Market - Germany

Germany’s leading producers, funding bodies and broadcasters launch the Green Production Initiative

The effort, also promoted by Netflix, aims to sensitise the industry to produce films and series in a more ecologically sustainable manner  

28 October 2021

From eco dramas to a zombie apocalypse, the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus promises to deliver on all fronts

Cottbus 2021 – Connecting Cottbus

From eco dramas to a zombie apocalypse, the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus promises to deliver on all fronts

The East-West co-production market at the Cottbus Film Festival has revealed this year’s selection of projects in development and works in progress  

21 October 2021

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Germany

Green Deal for European Cinemas conference explores measures that theatres can take to save the climate

The conference brought together experienced experts and exhibitors in order to discuss energy efficiency, renewables and waste management  

05 October 2021

The magic of storytelling can combat injustices and human rights violations, say panellists at Berlin’s Human Rights Film Festival

Industry / Market - Germany

The magic of storytelling can combat injustices and human rights violations, say panellists at Berlin’s Human Rights Film Festival

The speakers explored how powerful storytelling can help activists in their struggles, and how this can become a catalyst for social change  

01 October 2021

At Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival, activists and experts discuss how to put a halt to climate change with positive storytelling

Industry / Market - Germany

At Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival, activists and experts discuss how to put a halt to climate change with positive storytelling

During the panel, speakers explored how positive storytelling can help activists to forge alliances, sensitise public opinion and stimulate good policymaking  

29 September 2021

Largest IMAX in the world set to open in Germany

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Germany

Largest IMAX in the world set to open in Germany

The record-breaking screen is about to open in Leonberg and will host the highly anticipated premiere of the latest instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time to Die  

29 September 2021

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025  

22 September 2021

The Pop Up Film Residency and HFF München are launching Munich Film Up!

Industry / Market - Slovakia/Germany

The Pop Up Film Residency and HFF München are launching Munich Film Up!

The new residency is looking for six promising young filmmakers that are either film students or fresh graduates from all over the world  

24 August 2021

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/Ireland/Italy/Germany/Switzerland/Austria

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

The premium streaming service will be available in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2022  

10 August 2021

The Story of My Wife tops Films Boutique’s sparkling Cannes slate

Cannes 2021/Marché du Film

The Story of My Wife tops Films Boutique’s sparkling Cannes slate

The Berlin-based international sales company has five plum titles to show off on the Croisette, including Ildikó Enyedi's film and Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, both in competition  

28 June 2021

The Match Factory prepares to represent its biggest Cannes slate to date

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

The Match Factory prepares to represent its biggest Cannes slate to date

The leading German sales and production outfit is repping 14 films in the selection, including the much-anticipated competition titles Memoria and Three Floors  

28 June 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

Emerging Producers 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

The discussion, organised by Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and moderated by Cineuropa's editor-in-chief Domenico La Porta, was held online on 16 April  

20 April 2021

Bridging the Dragon brings new perspectives to its Sino-European activities

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Bridging the Dragon brings new perspectives to its Sino-European activities

BERLINALE 2021: The EFM, in collaboration with producers’ association Bridging the Dragon, hosted its Sino-European Forum for the seventh year in a row  

12 March 2021

At the EFM, a discussion organised by CICAE explored the future of arthouse exhibition

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

At the EFM, a discussion organised by CICAE explored the future of arthouse exhibition

BERLINALE 2021: The panel, entitled “The Evolution of the Arthouse Exhibition”, took place on 3 March during the European Film Market  

08 March 2021

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