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Country Focus: Germany

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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

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

Creative Europe - MEDIA presents three projects nurturing European storytelling talents

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

Creative Europe - MEDIA presents three projects nurturing European storytelling talents

BERLINALE 2021: The workshop focused on three Creative Europe projects: Less is More, the European Short Film Festival Network and the TV series The Last Socialist Artefact  

08 March 2021

What future for the European audiovisual industry? The EFM presents a dedicated discussion about the challenges facing the sector

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

What future for the European audiovisual industry? The EFM presents a dedicated discussion about the challenges facing the sector

BERLINALE 2021: The panel, entitled “Perspectives for the Future of the Audiovisual Industry in Europe”, explored the disruption caused by the pandemic within the sector as well as upcoming challenges  

05 March 2021

The 3rd European Film Politics Seminar explores the role of the independent audiovisual industry

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

The 3rd European Film Politics Seminar explores the role of the independent audiovisual industry

BERLINALE 2021: Hosted by the European Film Market, the virtual talk saw the participation of several industry decision makers and professionals  

04 March 2021

At the EFM, film commissions discuss how they are overcoming the obstacles posed by the pandemic

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

At the EFM, film commissions discuss how they are overcoming the obstacles posed by the pandemic

BERLINALE 2021: Representing three different locations, commissioners and producers talked about the way local offices helped their productions during the troubling times of the pandemic  

03 March 2021

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

BERLINALE 2021: The panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market centred on the Romanian director's latest film, shot in Bucharest during the pandemic last summer  

03 March 2021

Ildikó Enyedi’s Balaton Brigade wins the Berlinale Co-Pro Series pitch

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Ildikó Enyedi’s Balaton Brigade wins the Berlinale Co-Pro Series pitch

BERLINALE 2021: The Cold War-set historical spy drama series will travel to the upcoming Séries Mania Forum in Lille this August  

02 March 2021

RAI Com makes its virtual way to Berlin with Regina, Freaks Out and Yaya e Lennie - The Walking Liberty

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

RAI Com makes its virtual way to Berlin with Regina, Freaks Out and Yaya e Lennie - The Walking Liberty

These are the star titles set to be touted by the Italian firm at the European Film Market, alongside Romantic Guide to Lost Places  

01 March 2021

Films Boutique unveils its Berlinale slate

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Films Boutique unveils its Berlinale slate

Maria Speth and Bence Fliegauf are taking aim at the Golden Bear with their latest works, selected for the Berlin Competition  

25 February 2021

Beta Cinema brings I’m Your Man and Next Door to the Berlinale

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Beta Cinema brings I’m Your Man and Next Door to the Berlinale

The German company boasts two entries in the main competition of the Berlin International Film Festival, while a handful of titles will be featured at the EFM  

24 February 2021

The 2021 Berlinale Talents gear up to “conquer dreamlands”

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

The 2021 Berlinale Talents gear up to “conquer dreamlands”

This year, the leading Berlinale initiative is welcoming 205 Talents who are keen to dream and collaborate  

18 February 2021

The European Film Market confirms its online schedule

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

The European Film Market confirms its online schedule

A variety of digital events await registered professionals from 1-5 March  

18 February 2021

German Films presents its sixth Face to Face campaign

Industry / Market - Germany

German Films presents its sixth Face to Face campaign

This year's showcase will host eight women in film working across a wide range of disciplines and representing a cross-section of the many creative faces of German cinema  

18 February 2021

The EFM “Goes Global” and screens Berlinale titles in cinemas

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

The EFM “Goes Global” and screens Berlinale titles in cinemas

The movies that are officially selected for the Berlinale will be screened in physical locations in four cities outside of Europe during the upcoming European Film Market  

04 February 2021

Berlinale Series to include six titles

Berlinale 2021

Berlinale Series to include six titles

The festival has announced the selection of series from Europe, South America and the USA, plus a standalone online platform for press screenings  

27 January 2021

Berlinale Series Market & Conference unveils its selection

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

Berlinale Series Market & Conference unveils its selection

The new Berlinale Series Market Selects label will highlight the series of high commercial potential that are being screened at the market  

27 January 2021

The seventh Berlinale Co-Pro Series announces its selection

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

The seventh Berlinale Co-Pro Series announces its selection

The Berlinale Co-Production Market event is inviting ten new international TV projects to be presented during the Series Market & Conference online session  

27 January 2021

The JETS initiative announces its selected participants

Industry / Market - Germany

The JETS initiative announces its selected participants

This year's edition will host 27 new film projects, and the selected teams will be invited to a virtual pitching session in the hope of initiating a two-country production  

19 January 2021

The 2021 Berlinale Co-Production Market goes online

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

The 2021 Berlinale Co-Production Market goes online

With a selection of 35 projects, including the new efforts by Jan Komasa, Fien Troch, Selma Vilhunen and Syllas Tzoumerkas, the 18th edition of the co-production platform is going digital  

18 January 2021

First Cut Lab launches new workshops across Europe

First Cut Lab 2021

First Cut Lab launches new workshops across Europe

The first editions in Slovakia, the Netherlands and Hamburg have been announced and will run over the course of 2021  

13 January 2021

The real pandemic in our business started before the pandemic, argue panellists at the EFAs

European Film Awards 2020

The real pandemic in our business started before the pandemic, argue panellists at the EFAs

Agnieszka Holland, Mark Cousins, Kirsten Niehuus and Thomas Vinterberg gathered online to kickstart “The EFAs at Eight”  

09 December 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

IDFA 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

The Austrian outfit will be in charge of the IDFA First Appearance Competition winner’s world sales  

07 December 2020

17 titles set to grace the French-German Film Meetings line-up

Industry / Market - France/Germany

17 titles set to grace the French-German Film Meetings line-up

Projects by Claire Burger, Kamal Lazraq, Hicham Lasri, Julie Caty and brothers Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi steal focus on the agenda of the co-production market, which is unspooling online 17 - 18 November  

16 November 2020

Dogwoof boards DOK Leipzig Industry prizewinner Viral

Industry / Market - Germany/UK

Dogwoof boards DOK Leipzig Industry prizewinner Viral

The UK-based company has acquired North American rights for the documentary feature/series comprising personal footage shot by eight popular YouTubers throughout the year of the pandemic  

13 November 2020

Building an audience for historical films takes centre stage in Lübeck

Industry / Market - Germany

Building an audience for historical films takes centre stage in Lübeck

The industry panel, held on 6 November during the Lübeck Nordic Film Days, focused on how to make historical subjects topical and relevant for today's audiences  

09 November 2020

The Match Factory shepherds five of its titles from Venice to Rome to grace the MIA line-up

MIA 2020

The Match Factory shepherds five of its titles from Venice to Rome to grace the MIA line-up

Never Gonna Snow Again, Notturno and Assandira are just three of the films put forward by the German international sales agent at Rome’s audiovisual MIA market  

09 October 2020

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020 announces its winners

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020 announces its winners

Six awards have been handed out during the third edition of the German industry event  

08 October 2020

The third edition of European Work in Progress Cologne is ready to kick off

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020

The third edition of European Work in Progress Cologne is ready to kick off

28 projects that are currently in production or post-production have been selected to take part in the German industry event  

02 October 2020

MEDIA Desk Germany explores “Visions of a Creative Europe”

Institutions / Legislation - Germany

MEDIA Desk Germany explores “Visions of a Creative Europe”

The online conference offered a cultural round trip across Europe, and discussed how film and media will shape our future society  

22 September 2020

connecting cottbus goes online and announces its line-up

Cottbus 2020 – Connecting Cottbus

connecting cottbus goes online and announces its line-up

The 22nd edition of the co-production market is inviting 13 projects in development and six works in progress from Eastern Europe  

21 September 2020

36 projects selected for DOK Leipzig's DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Leipzig 2020 – DOK Industry

36 projects selected for DOK Leipzig's DOK Co-Pro Market

The 16th edition of the industry event will take place completely online on 26 and 27 October, with four awards due to be given out to the best projects  

17 September 2020

Dennis Ruh appointed as the new director of the European Film Market

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Dennis Ruh appointed as the new director of the European Film Market

The Berlinale’s industry section will run in a hybrid format next year, with more online offerings for professionals and further digital expansion  

08 September 2020

The FFHSH introduces diversity checklists

Industry / Market - Germany

The FFHSH introduces diversity checklists

The most ambitious film fund in Germany is introducing checklists to encourage and ensure diversity in front of and behind the camera  

20 July 2020

NEXT WAVE presents the final projects at Cannes’ Online Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 - Marché du Film

NEXT WAVE presents the final projects at Cannes’ Online Marché du Film

The young professionals participating in DFFB’s creative incubator will present their business projects at the NEXT WAVE Summit + Pitch event  

19 June 2020

Pluto Film and The Match Factory confirm their Cannes line-ups

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Pluto Film and The Match Factory confirm their Cannes line-ups

The two German firms will present a handful of films to accredited professionals at the Marché du Film Online  

17 June 2020

DOK Leipzig announces hybrid festival and moves industry programme online

DOK Leipzig 2020 – DOK Industry

DOK Leipzig announces hybrid festival and moves industry programme online

The festival is planning a hybrid edition that will combine online activities and physical presentations on location in cinemas in Leipzig  

17 June 2020

Films Boutique goes to Cannes

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Films Boutique goes to Cannes

As well as having one title in the Cannes Official Selection, the German sales agent will also showcase upcoming and previously premiered films to market professionals  

16 June 2020

Beta Cinema all set for the Virtual Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Beta Cinema all set for the Virtual Marché du Film

The German company is bringing along a jam-packed market screening slate, including box-office hits, plus the upcoming projects by Peter Bebjak, Uberto Pasolini, Stefan Ruzowitzky and Leon Prudovsky  

15 June 2020

The German government examines the impact of COVID-19 on the national audiovisual sector

Industry / Market - Germany

The German government examines the impact of COVID-19 on the national audiovisual sector

A report by the Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries has analysed the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural and creative industries in Germany  

09 June 2020

Cinemarket offers a secure 24/7 digital film market

Industry / Market - Germany

Cinemarket offers a secure 24/7 digital film market

The B2B trading platform is launching a 2.0 version, introducing more titles for its users and expanding its team  

13 May 2020

German film institutions provide support for the industry during the coronavirus pandemic

Industry / Market - Germany

German film institutions provide support for the industry during the coronavirus pandemic

The country’s federal and regional film institutions have announced a joint support package of €15 million  

06 April 2020

World Cinema Fund and TorinoFilmLab join forces for Audience Design

Berlinale 2020

World Cinema Fund and TorinoFilmLab join forces for Audience Design

BERLINALE 2020: The two organisations are striking up a partnership with a view to providing greater support to WCF-funded projects in the production phase and devising new distribution strategies  

02 March 2020

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