Film und Medien Stiftung NRWNewsPressFirst Co-Production Meeting Luxembourg@NRW in Cologne

First Co-Production Meeting Luxembourg@NRW in Cologne

  • Topics: Funding, financing and new projects
  • Case studies: „Hannah Arendt“ and „Die Räuber“
  • Launch: 7 Dezember at the ifs international filmschool cologne

New projects and financing opportunities are in the spotlight at the first Co-Production Meeting Luxembourg@NRW, which is being held in Cologne from 7 to 8 December. The event is being organised by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the Film Fund Luxembourg in cooperation with the Creative Europe Desks NRW and Luxembourg. The workshop is being held at the ifs international filmschool cologne.

LUX@NRW-(2)Head of Creative Europe Desk Luxembourg Carole Kremer, stellvertretende Geschäftsführerin Karin Schockweiler und Geschäftsführer des Film Fund Luxembourg Guy Daleiden, Filmstitungs-Geschäftsführerin Petra Müller, Leiterin Förderung der Filmstitung NRW Christina Bentlage und Head of Creative Europe Desk NRW Heike Meyer-Döring © Tobias Lemme


„Luxembourg is still almost uncharted territory for many producers and filmmakers from NRW. Conversely, filmmakers from Luxembourg sometimes have vague notions about NRW’s film hub and its players. The Co-Production Meeting Luxembourg@NRW intends to remedy this and promote the contacts between filmmakers from both countries“, says Petra Müller, CEO of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. „I wish all participants a creative workshop, good conversations and, above all, ideas and prospects for future collaboration.“

The delegations from NRW and Luxembourg are presenting their respective film funding programmes during the co-production meeting. This is being followed by a closer look at two films which were both supported by the Filmstiftung NRW and the Film Fund Luxembourg through case studies. Discussion will initially centre on „Hannah Arendt“ by Margarethe von Trotta, and then follow with „Die Räuber“ by Pol Cruchten and Frank Hoffmann. The case studies are being presented by the producers involved. They will be available for conversations after the presentations. The evening get-together is an opportunity to intensify existing contacts and develop new connections.