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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 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

10 Filmstiftung-backed productions at Sarajevo Film Festival

10 Filmstiftung-backed films have been invited to the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival which begins today. The international co-production „Grain“ by Semih Kaplanoğlu can be seen as a world premiere and the opening film in the Competition. „Mr. Gay Syria“ by Ayse Toprak will celebrate its premiere in the Documentary Competition. … more