Virtual German Pavilion at the Marché du Film in Cannes
- Ten Filmstiftung-backed productions in screenings
- „Enfant Terrible“ by Oskar Roehler in the Official Selection of Cannes
As previously reported, the Marché du Film, the Cannes Film Festival’s market, will be held digitally this year. German Films will have a presence at the market with a virtual German Pavilion which was initiated in cooperation with the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and Focus Germany, the umbrella organisation of the eight leading German regional film funds, of which the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW is also a member. The Cannes Film Festival should have taken place from 12-23 May, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus. As was the case with the physical German Pavilion, the digital edition will also be serving as a point of contact for those accredited delegates interested in German films, co-productions with German companies and coming to shoot their films in Germany.
The Market Screenings offer international distributors an overview of the German production market. They will feature, among others, the Filmstiftung-backed productions „The German Lesson“ by Christian Schwochow, „Berlin Alexanderplatz“ by Burhan Qurbani, „Kids Run“ by Barbara Ott, „Lassie Come Home“ by Hanno Olderdissen and „Help, I Shrunk My Friends“ by Granz Henman. International buyers will be provided with an an overview of the latest German projects in the showcase of German Films Previews where the Filmstiftung-backed productions „Enfant Terrible“ by Oskar Roehler, „God, You’re Such A Prick!“ by André Erkau and „Peterchens Mondfahrt“ by Ali Samadi Ahadi will be shown. The programme of Upcoming Films from Germany will be presenting films that are still in the final stages of completion, including the funded dramas „Borrowed White“ by Sebastian Ko and „Rival“ by Marcus Lenz.
Actress-director Maria Schrader, Michael Weber (Managing Director, The Match Factory, Cologne) and Martin Moszkowicz (CEO, Constantin Film) will speak online at the industry panel „Back to Business: A German Perspective“ about the opportunities and challenges facing the international industry. The discussion will take place on Monday, 22 June at 6 pm. Registrations are possible at the following link: germanfilm2020.splashthat.com
The 56 titles in the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection also includes the Filmstiftung-backed production „Enfant Terrible“ by Oskar Roehler about the life of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The screenplay was written by Klaus Richter. The film was produced at the MMC Studios in Cologne and the Bavaria Studios near Munich as a production by Bavaria Filmproduktion with X Filme Creative Pool and in co-production with WDR, BR and ARTE. Weltkino is the German distributor, with world sales being handled by Picture Tree International.
Access to the Marché du Film is reserved for accredited festival delegates. Accreditations are possible at the following link: www.marchedufilm.com