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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:


Matchmaking: The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has developed three series of events in recent years 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: +49211-93050 17;
Katharina Blum,, phone: +49211-93050 48

Gametreff NRW

Gametreff NRW: The Gametreff NRW is a new networking event for the games sector, which has been developed by the Mediencluster NRW with the NRW games developer meeting organised by Z-Software and in cooperation with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The Gametreff NRW 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: +49211-93050 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. 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. The International Emmy World Television Festival will take place on the Saturday and Sunday before the award ceremony.

Contact: Tanja Güß,, 0211-93050-23;
Sabine Bull,, 0211-93050-17


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