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OH BOY wins big at Oldenburg Film Festival

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Five days of Film Festival action: Packed with great films, exciting stars, inspiring conversations, exclusive receptions and sizzling partys. For 19 years the festival turns the late summer in Oldenburg into a unique gathering spot for international and German independent cinema. UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca, who already attended the festival way back in 1994, was spot on when she observed: „ The Oldenburg festival has grown bigger, but it has retained its unique independent spirit.“ ...

A Splendid Opening Night Awaits the 62nd Berlinale

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The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is opening tomorrow, February 9, 2012, with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot's film Les adieux à la Reine. The director will be attending the gala with actors Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois and Noémie Lvovsky.   Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit will open the Festival together with Berlinale Director Dieter Ko...

More than 15.000 visitors watched the 55 films screening at Oldenburg fest

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After five eventful days filled with 8 world premieres, 9 international premieres, 3 European premieres, 17 German premieres and a total of 55 shown films the Oldenburg International Film Festival ended on Sunday to a rapt audience and with another audience record. The festival opening gala was highlighted by the comedy “No sex is no option” by Torsten Wacker in front of 1300 people at Oldenburg’s EWE Arena with stars Stephan Luca, Anna Thalbach, Armin Rohde and Janin Reinhardt in attend...

Oldenburg Fest Award winners announced

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The award winners of the 18th Oldenburg International Film Festival have been announced „German Independence Award – Best German Film“ for „Dr. Ketel“ by Linus de Paoli. „Happy New Year“ by K. Lorrel Manning wins the audience award. „Der letzte Gast“ by Markus Engel is honored as “Best Short Film”, a special recommendation goes to „15 Summers Later“ by Pedro Collantes. The new award for “Outstanding Acting Performance“ goes to Maja Schöne of „The Fire“. With mo...

13th Festival of German Films opens in Madrid with GOETHE!

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The Festival of German Films is being held for the 13th time in Madrid from 31 May to 4 June, 2011. In total, seven new feature films, a documentary, the first ever presentation of a complete television series and numerous shorts will be screened in the festival cinema at „Cine Palafox“. Moreover, the programme will be completed by a retrospective dedicated to the „German Film Award“. On the evening of 31 May, 2011, the festival will be opened in Cine Palafox with a gala screening of GOE...

When we leave (DIE FREMDE) is handed the Europa Cinemas Label Award in Berlin

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Live from Berlin: Feo Aladag's WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) from Germany has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the 60th. Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors - the seventh year the Label has been awarded in the section.   WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE) will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across...

The winners of the 25th International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin

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On Sunday 8 November the 25th International Short Film Festival Berlin came to a celebratory end after a successful week. More than 500 films from 49 countries were shown in 16 competition programmes and 22 special programmes. In the competition programmes prizes were awarded with a total value of 31500 €. All winners were announced on Sunday 8 November. 13,000 visitors came to the festival this year, of which 2,200 attended the 2nd International Short Film Festival for Children and Y...

A Constellation of German Stars Attend Berlinale Opening

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With the world premiere of the star-studded action thriller The International by Tom Tykwer, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 5, 2009 in the presence of the director and the actors Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Jury President Tilda Swinton. The event will be broadcast li...

Fourth Festival of German Films in Tokyo successful!

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After three successful years the Festival of German Films was held in Tokyo (31.10. – 3.11.2008) with resounding success in its new framework. The long-standing partnership with the Goethe Institut was continued, with the Wald 9 Cinema joining as a new partner this year. The opening film KRABAT was personally introduced to the audience by the director Marco Kreuzpaintner, actor Robert Stadlober and producer Uli Putz. NORTH FACE (NORDWAND) by Philipp Stoelzl, HANAMI - CHERRY BLOSSOMS (HANAMI ...

Festival of German Films in Tokyo

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The 4th Festival of German Films in Tokyo will be presented with a familiar partner, the Goethe Institut in Japan, and further German and Japanese partners. The festival is being held within a new framework this year and will have a stronger presence in Tokyo's film landscape.On October 31, the festival will be opened by KRABAT by Marco Kreuzpaintner. The director Marco Kreuzpaintner, actor Robert Stadlober and producer Uli Putz will be there in person to introduce the film to the audience.Other...

Filmfest Hamburg will open with “North Face" Hang on!

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Filmfest Hamburg opens its “Gateway to a thousand worlds” for the 16th time on 25th September 2008 with the German premiere of the film “North Face” by director and scriptwriter Philipp Stölzl, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and got the audience caught to the gripping drama. Albert Wiederspiel: “I couldn’t allow myself and the Hamburg audience to pass this by: a mountain drama as the opening film in the lowlands of Hamburg. But I am absolutely positive that the people ...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival’s vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weat...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Locarno programme for Piazza Grande outdoor screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Winners of the 23rd International Short Film Festival Berlin

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Last years audience tally of 13,000 was beaten by a large margin, as was the number of international guests.Films were discussed and cheered, programs, parties and special events were celebrated, and the festival atmosphere was fantastic. 550 films from 55 countries were screened in 16 competition programs and 50 special programs on eight different screens. Prizes were awarded with a total value of € 43.000. And here they are:THE WINNERS OF THE 23rd. INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN T...

Berlin International Short Film Festival ready to open

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From 6th – 11th November, interfilm Berlin presents the International Short Film Festival, the most important short film festival in Berlin.The Festival is a showcase of all that’s new and mentionable in the area of international short film. Established veterans, newcomers and shooting stars compete alongside each other for the coveted Short Awards. Of the approximately 3,800 submitted works from 88 countries, 542 films from 50 countries (148 from Germany) and from diverse genres – fiction...

Berlinale reached its climax with the awards ceremony

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With the Award Ceremony, the Berlinale reached its climax on Saturday, February 18. Hosted by Heino Ferch in the Berlinale-Palast, the event was broadcast live on 3sat. Viewers in the theatre and at home feverishly awaited the announcement of the winners (see the List of Prize-Winners). In addition to the prize-winners, the illustrious guests of the evening included: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Meret Becker, Bibiana Beglau, Jürgen Böttcher, Detlef Buck, Ingrid Caven, Hannelore Elsner, ...

Berlinale Opening Gala preceeds premiere of Snow Cake

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International and German Stars at the Opening of the 56th BerlinaleThe Opening Gala of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival was held on February 9 in the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz. For the first time, the event has been broadcasted live on television (ZDF/3sat). Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick opened the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Jury President Charlotte ...

Hamptons International Film Fest panels with filmmakers

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Panels, Readings, & Special Events with Industry Insiders at The 13th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival: October 19-23, 2005The Hamptons International Film Festival (October 19-23)offers a number of interactive events including Festival Panels at the Southampton Inn, Bookhampton Talks sponsored by Time Warner Books, the Cinematography Master Class with Declan Quinn, a Daily Town Hall at the Festival Lounge, the Industry Mentor Forum and Conversations with our Rising Star mentors Alec B...

Emmerich to be Jury President of the Berlinale 2005

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German director Roland Emmerich will be president of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2005. Emmerich’s international career began with the film Das Arche Noah Prinzip (The Noah’s Ark Principle) which screened at the Berlinale in 1984 and attracted worldwide attention. Hollywood discovered this great talent, who then went on to make Independence Day, Godzilla and The Patriot, all Oscar-crowned works. In 2004, with The Day After Tomorrow, Emmerich contributed to the ongoing debate on th...

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