In order to strengthen networking and cooperation between the actors, the Film- und Medienstiftung, together with its long-standing partners, supports the following initiatives, among others:


The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has developed three series of events under the heading of "Film meets…". "Film meets Literature" was staged in 2014 in close cooperation with Lit.Cologne to enable creatives from cinema and literature to meet over three evenings in order to discuss aspects of collaboration and present films made together. Under the heading of "Film meets Advertising", the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW cooperates closely with the Directors Lounge/BBDO which provides directors with a platform to present their works and get to know filmmakers and newcomers. The 50th Directors Lounge in 2015 included guest of honour Wim Wenders presenting his commercials for the first time. In 2016, two documentaries and artist portraits were presented for the first time as part of the Art.Cologne under the heading of "Film meets Art".

Contact: Sabine Bull, , phone: +49-211-93050-17;

Katharina Blum, , phone: +49-211-93050-48

Gametreff NRW

The Gametreff NRW has established itself as a central networking event for the games sector. It is held three to four times a year in order to bring the local industry closer together and provide networking opportunities for designers, programmers, developers, publishers, CEOs and start-ups.

Contact: Till Hardy, , phone: +49-211-93050-42

International Emmy Awards

The International Emmy Awards, considered one of the most important international television prizes, honour the best television programmes produced outside the USA, digital formats and non-english language US primetime programmes every year in New York. The awards are considered one of the most important industry gatherings worldwide and is accompanied by the two-day International Emmy World Television Festival. Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the State Media Authority have been cooperating with the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 2009. As a leading German television location, Medienland NRW sends a NRW delegation to the festival, the awards ceremony and the Annual NRW Rendez-vous in New York every year to strengthen the transatlantic dialogue and cooperation between German and international television professionals. In addition, one of the worldwide Semi Final Judgings of the International Emmys will take place in Cologne during the Media Summer NRW: The jury members will decide on the nominations. The event is organised by Academy Ambassador Leopold Hoesch (Broadview) in cooperation with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Landesanstalt für Medien NRW, MMC Studios and others.

Contact: Tanja Güß, , +49-211-93050-23;

Sabine Bull, , +49-211-93050-17


Katharina Blum
Head of Conferences/Events
Tel. +49-211-930 50-48
Sabine Bull
Head of Marketing
Tel. +49-211-930 50-17
Till Hardy
Head of Digital Content/New Media
Tel. +49-211-930 50-42