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Film- und Medienstiftung NRW with four funded films in Locarno

For its 66th edition, the famous Swiss film festival inLocarno has invited a total of four productions which were made with support from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. ¨Vijay and I" by Sam Garbarski will have its world premiere on the Piazza Grande, the heart of the festival.

Entertainment Master Class

After the first module in Cologne about „Sitcom & Comedy“, the second week-long residential "Reality & Factual Entertainment"-module comes to Berlin from September 8-14. Among this year's speakers are Gary Carter, Nino Cirone, Alan Boyd, Ben Hall, Wil Harris, Keri Lewis Brown,David Lyle, Matthias Puschmann and Charles Thompson.

NRW at world’s largest location fair in Los Angeles

The film region of North Rhine-Westphalia will be presented at the AFCI Locations Show in Los Angeles from 27-29 June, 2013. This will be the fourth time that the Film Commission NRW is introducing NRW as a professional shooting location and strong co-production region to the fair's international visitors.

Media Forum opens – festive gala for the 25th anniversary in Cologne

A festive anniversary gala kicked off the 25th Media Forum NRW in Cologne's Gerling Quartier on Wednesday evening. The event was the prelude to another two conference days which are addressing the effects of the digital shift as well as the chances and challenges for the media industry, media policy-makers and society.

Jim Jarmusch’s „Only Lovers Left Alive“ in Competition at Cannes

The NRW-funded international co-production „Only Lovers Left Alive“ by Jim Jarmusch will also be presented in the Competition of the 66th Festival de Cannes. The film, which was a late addition to competition lineup at the end of last week, was produced by Cologne-based Pandora Film and was made in large part in North Rhine-Westphalia.

"The Congress" by Ari Folman at the festival of Cannes

The international co-production "The Congress" by Ari Folman has also been invited to the Festival de Cannes in May. The film was produced by Cologne-based Pandora Film, with large parts realised in NRW and supported by the Filmstiftung NRW. "The Congress" will be the opening film of the "Quinzaine des réalisateurs".

"Heli" by Amat Escalante in Competition at Cannes

The NRW-funded international co-production "Heli" by the Mexican director Amat Escalante will be shown in the Competition of the 66th Festival de Cannes. This has just been announced by the festival's jury. The film was co-produced by Cologne-based unafilm and supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

"Changing Media, Changing Society". Medienforum NRW from 5 – 7 June

„Changing Media, Changing Society“ - this will be the motto for the 25th Media Forum NRW which is being held in Cologne's Gerling Quartier from 5 – 7 June, 2013. Decision-makers and innovators from science, politics and business will be discussing the economic, political and social effects of the current changes in the media during this event.