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Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20 Filmfest Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anniversary celebrations will takeplace between September 27th to October 6th, 2012 with an audience of over 40,000 expected. One of them being Hamburg’s 1st Mayor Olaf Scholz: „For the past 20 years, Filmfest Hamburg has been a constant fixture in the cultural landscape of the city. With its broad range of current and outstanding productions from all over the world, it is exemp...

“Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg

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How do I finance my film project via Internet? Get the answer to this question this year at the so called “Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg. This digital one-day conference on October 8, 2010 is targeting professionals from the film industry. The main objective is to find out how filmmakers can marketing their projects via social media tools as facebook, twitter or kickstarter. The Green Camp is supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.This year's focus is on the financing of en...

Strawberry Fields: 50 Years The Beatles at Filmfest Hamburg

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„I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg.“ (John Lennon)Filmfest Hamburg 2010 is honouring The Beatles with the section „Strawberry Fields“. Exactly 50 years ago the Fab Four had their first performance in St. Pauli. Then they got world famous. Another anniversary: John Lennon would have been 70 years old. Reason enough to show a film about his widely unknown early years.Filmfest Hamburg will show on October 2nd the film „Nowhere Boy“ (director: Sam Taylor W...

Filmfest Hamburg turns green

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This year's focus of the 'Filmfest Hamburg 2010' is 'Three Colours Green'. It involves a short film competition for film students from all over Germany as well as a film section on the environment. The municipal authority for urban planning and environment helped developing the concept, which revolves around Hamburg being European Green Capital 2011. The title 'European Green Capital' is awarded to a European city for outstanding efforts and achievements in preserving the environment as well as ...

New faces at Hamburg FilmFest

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Filmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinema ticket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved', a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann' in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. "The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into another world for decades; a world of film...

New faces within the Filmfest Hamburg team

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New Logo and New Faces at Filmfest HamburgFilmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinematicket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved’, a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann’ in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. “The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into an...

Pheline Roggan is patroness of 7th Michel Children's and Youth Filmfest

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Hamburg - "Soul Kitchen" star Pheline Roggan is represented in several roles at the 17th Filmfest Hamburg: as a premiere guest on 24th September 2009 for one of the starring roles in Fatih Akin's Filmfest Hamburg opening film and on 25th September 2009 as patroness of the Michel Children's and Youth Filmfest. After the Michel opening, Roggan will be on the red carpet for the Filmfest Hamburg TV section's opening film "Mörder auf Amrum" by Markus Imboden. The 28-year-old from Hamburg has previou...

17th Filmfest Hamburg opens with "Soul Kitchen" by Fatih Akin

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On 24th September 2009 "Soul Kitchen" will open the 17th Filmfest Hamburg, celebrating its German premiere at Cinemaxx Dammtor. "Soul Kitchen" is the sixth feature film by renowned director and producer Fatih Akin. The film's extraordinary cast reads like a best-of of Akin's films: Adam Bousdoukos of "Short Sharp Shock", Moritz Bleibtreu of "In July" and "Solino" and Birol Ünel of "Head On". For Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel "Soul Kitchen" signifies "a declaration of love for the metrop...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz (Head of Communications and Press) Telephone: +49 - (0)40 - 399 19 00-29 or -17 e-mail: presse@filmfesthamburg.de Filmfest Hamburg GmbH Steintorweg 4 20099 Hamburg The office will be occupied as of 2nd June 2009 on weekdays between 10am and 6pm.   Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She acc...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She accompanies prospective scriptwriters as a teacher at Filmschule Hamburg-Berlin where she teaches dramaturgy and film genres. She previously worked as press officer and head of the press association EXPO 2000 Hannover GmbH and was an employee of the Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (lit: dep...

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 ...

New Awards at Filmfest Hamburg

Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is proud to have the young talents award “Die Elfe” (literally: “The Pixie”) being presented at Filmfest Hamburg, donated by one of Europe’s leading advertising film production companies, Neue Sentimental Film Hamburg (NSF).Helga Waterkotte, Managing Director of NSF Hamburg: “The young talents award in the form of an elf symbolizes the dreams of young directors and is simultaneously part of our company logo.” Endowed with 5,000 euros, the young ...

New Awards at Filmfest Hamburg

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Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel is proud to have the young talents award “Die Elfe” (literally: “The Pixie”) being presented at Filmfest Hamburg, donated by one of Europe’s leading advertising film production companies, Neue Sentimental Film Hamburg (NSF).Helga Waterkotte, Managing Director of NSF Hamburg: “The young talents award in the form of an elf symbolizes the dreams of young directors and is simultaneously part of our company logo.” Endowed with 5,000 euros, the young ...

Jürgen Vogel is patron of Michel Children’s and Youth Fest

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German Actor Jürgen Vogel is patron of Michel Children’s and Youth Film Festival Hamburg, 20th August 2008 – Functioning as the festival’s patron, Jürgen Vogel will open the Michel Kinder- und JugendFilmfest (Children’s and Youth Film Festival) in the CinemaxX Dammtor cinema on 26th September 2008.Supporting the “Michel” festival is a matter of personal importance to the much-awarded actor. For this year’s patron, the children’s emotional world and imagination during cinema vis...

Hamburg in brief

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From September 25 to October 2, 2008 the 16th Filmfest Hamburg invites film lovers and filmmakers into the cinemas CinemaxX Dammtor, Abaton, Metropolis and 3001. Among them the CinemaxX Dammtor will take the role of the central festival cinema. This year it will not only be the location of the opening and closing ceremonies with the accompanying presentations of the awards, but a great amount of the approximately 140 international films will be screened there as well – as German or internatio...

Filmfest Hamburg pays homage to David Cronenberg

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The Douglas-Sirk-Award 2007 goes to David Cronenberg. Filmfest Hamburg presents its renowned annual Douglas-Sirk-Award to personalities who have rendered outstanding services within the film industry. Previous Douglas-Sirk-Award winners include Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Wong Kar-wai and François Ozon.Director of Filmfest Hamburg, Albert Wiederspiel: “The wealth of cinema also includes the extreme. With David Cronenberg, we are showing our appreciation for a filmmaker who makes consequen...

Doris Dorrie's new film to open Hamburg Festival

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Filmfest Hamburg catches European Premiere Doris Dörrie’s film DER FISCHER UND SEINE FRAU opens the festivalThe 13th Filmfest Hamburg opens with the European premiere of the German comedy DER FISCHER UND SEINE FRAU. The leads are played by Alexandra Maria Lara, Christian Ulmen, Simon Verhoeven and Young-Shin Kim. Incessantly fascinated by the topic, Doris Dörrie asks in her latest film once morethe question, whether men and women actually suit each other.“Every German film festival wants t...

Filmfest Hamburg opens its TV section with Die Nachrichten

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Filmfest Hamburg opens with DIE NACHRICHTENGeschonneck’s thrilling portrait of the media landscape after GermanReunificationWith the adaptation of the best-selling novel DIE NACHRICHTEN, directed by Alexander Osang with a top-notch cast, the Filmfest Hamburg will open its TV section on September 23, 2005.Director Matti Geschonneck: “DIE NACHRICHTEN – a small panorama of our thin-skinned society, in which a human fate is hanging by a thread just because a rumour or an anonymous denunciation...

Filmfest Hamburg Opens with ‘Oh Happy Day’

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The 12th Filmfest Hamburg takes place from September 23 to 30, 2004 in the cinemas ‘Metropolis,’ ‘CinemaxX Dammtor,’ ‘Abaton,’ ‘Ufa-Palast Grindel’ and ‘3001.’The 12th Filmfest Hamburg will open with the German premiere of the Danish gospel comedy ‘Oh Happy Day’ by film and theatre director Hella Joof.After a bus accident the Baptist preacher Jackson (Malik Yoba, ‘Smoke’) and his choir from Harlem get stranded in a provincial Danish town. Housewife Hannah (Lotte Ande...

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