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NRW at the 2017 International Emmys

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is to present the International Emmys to the world's best TV programmes for the 45th time directly after the Emmy World Television Festival. Over 600 TV experts are expected to come to the festival (18.-19.11.) and around 1,000 guests are set to attend the awards ceremony (20.11.) in New York. … more

EFA nominations for „The Other Side Of Hope“

„The Other Side Of Hope“ by Aki Kaurismäki has been nominated for the 30th European Film Awards in the categories of European Film 2017 and European Director 2017. The nominations were announced by the European Film Academy (EFA) at the European Film Festival in Seville. … more

EWIP: First work-in-progress film market

The first independent European Work In Progress film market EWIP has been founded in Germany in the context of today's joint discussion event DER NEUE SPEED IM FILMBUSINESS, initiated by AG Verleih – Association of Independent Film Distributors and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. … more

Open call for third Baumi Script Development Award

This Friday sees the launch of the open call for the Baumi Script Development Award for the development of outstanding cinematic stories. As from today, German and international writers can submit applications to www.baumi-award.com for the € 20,000 grant. … more

„Babylon Berlin“ at the Cologne Film Festival

On 30 September, the Cologne Film Festival will be presenting the first six episodes of the Filmstiftung-backed series in Cologne's Cineplex as part of its Binge Watching Night. The authors and directors Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Boerries as well as the lead actors Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries will be attending. … more

„In The Fade“ is the German Oscar candidate

On the road to the Oscar: the Filmstiftung-backed production „In The Fade“ by Fatih Akin is the German candidate for an Oscar nomination in the „Best Foreign Language Film“ category. This was announced in Munich on Thursday by an independent expert jury appointed by German Films. … more

Official launch of Games Germany at gamescom 2017

The umbrella organisation Games Germany – Regional Funds and Networks is now being launched: a reception at the world's biggest games fair gamescom in Cologne marks the beginning of operations for Games Germany - Regional Funds and Networks. … more

Student of KHM nominated for the Student Oscar

The KHM film „Annunciation“ by Halit Ruhat Yildiz has now been nominated as one of the finalists in the Best Foreign Narrative Film category for a Student Oscar. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. … more