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NRW@gamescom: World’s Biggest Games Fair in Cologne

The world’s biggest fair of interactive games and entertainment, gamescom, will be taking place in the Messehallen Cologne for the fourth time from 15th to 19th August. The organisers again expect some 250,000 visitors and more than 500 exhibitors from almost 40 countries this year.

Locarno Film Festival: NRW Represented by Four Films

Two films supported by the Film‐ und Medienstiftung NRW have been invited to take part in the official programme of the 65th International Film Festival in Locarno. In the acclaimed Semaine de la Critique it will be possible to see “Camp 14 – Total Control Zone” by Marc Wiese and “Forget me not” by David Sieveking.

UFA Lab NRW starts in the autumn

Supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, UFA opens an innovation platform for young talents Supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, UFA is opening a branch of its UFA Lab in Cologne. This was announced today by Jens-Uwe Bornemann, Vice President Digital Ventures & Innovation of UFA, during the International Film Conference in Cologne.

Filmstiftung announces pilot support programme for entertainment formats

In the context of the Entertainment Day of the International Film Conference in Cologne the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW announced the launch of a pilot funding programme for the development of innovative entertainment formats. The aim of the funding programme is to support creative producers from NRW as they develop their format ideas.

Striving for a new film policy structure

At the opening of the International Film Conference of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, NRW’s State Secretary for Media Dr. Marc Jan Eumann presented the basic features of the new state government’s film policy. Eumann emphasised that the federal states want to cooperate intensively to build a new structure of film policy in Germany.

International Film Conference 18.–20.06.2012, Staatenhaus Cologne

This year the International Film Conference of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW takes place in the context of Medienforum.NRW and will again be discussing the effects of digitalisation on the production, distribution and reception of film, TV and innovative media content. The conference will also be concerning itself with the entertainment field.

International Film Conference in Cologne from 18th-20th June 2012

In 2012 the International Film Conference organised by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, which takes place every year in the context of the Medienforum.NRW, will be re-examining the effects of digitalisation on the production, distribution and reception of films, TV and innovative media content.

Five NRW‐Films at the Film Festival of Cannes

NRW will be represented by five films in the various sections of the 65th Film Festival of Cannes (16th ‐27th May). These invitations to Cannes are further evidence of the state’s producers’ and filmmakers’ ability to hold their own against international competition.