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Jella Haase is European Shooting Star

The European Film Promotion (EFP) announced the names of the 10 young European acting talents who are to be honored as European Shooting Stars 2016 at the Berlinale. The German actress Jella Haase was selected as one of Europe's best talents. The selection was made in Hamburg by an international jury.

European Film Awards for "A pigeon" and "Mustang"

Two productions supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW received a European Film Award. „A pigeon sat on a branch, reflecting on existence“ by Roy Andersson was honoured as European Comedy 2015. „Mustang“ by Deniz Gamze Ergüven received the European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI.

European Film Awards: seven nominations for NRW-supported films

Two of the productions supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW have attracted a total of seven nominations for the European Film Awards 2015. „A pigeon sat on a branch, reflecting on existence“ by Roy Andersson was nominated in five categories. „Mustang“ by Deniz Gamze Ergüven was nominated for the category of European Film.

2015 International Emmy Awards Nominees

Nominations for the 2015 International Emmy Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a Press Conference at Mipcom (October 5-8). There are 40 nominees across 10 categories and 19 countries.

Beginning of submission period for first Baumi Script Development Award

Last night at 6 p.m., the first round of submissions began for the Baumi Script Development Award, which is endowed with 20,000 euros in prize money. German and international screenwriters may apply exclusively online under baumi-award.com until November 15. The award ceremony will be held during the 2016 Berlinale.

Eight NRW-funded films at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival

Anniversary with strong NRW presence: the Toronto International Film Festival, North America's largest film festival, is celebrating its 40 years of existence this year. Eight NRW-backed films received an invitation to the anniversary edition (10 - 20 September). This year has seen the festival launching the new competitive section Platform.

Cologne-based Pandora Film with „Sky“ in Toronto’s new competition

The Toronto International Film Festival (10. - 20.09.) has announced the first titles from its programme. Three films funded by the Filmstiftung have been invited so far: the international co-production „Sky“ by Fabienne Berthaud, Alexander Sokurov's documentary essay „Francofonia“ and the documentary „Return of the Atom“ by Mika Taanila.

First open call for new German-French funding programme

The German-French agreement for the joint development of TV fiction series was signed on 18 May, 2015 during the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The aim of the fund is to develop TV fiction series that can be made as German-French co-productions. Today will see the launch of the first open call for projects to last for three months until 13 November.