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„1001 Grams“ is the Norwegian Oscar candidate

The Norwegian candidate for the best foreign language feature film is the production „1001 Gram“ by Bent Hamer, which has now been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. „1001 Grams“ has been invited to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival and will celebrate its world premiere there on Sunday.

NRW with six films in Toronto

Six NRW-funded films received an invitation to the 39th edition of the Toronto Film Festival: Bent Hamer's „1001 Grams", Roy Andersson's „A Pigeon Sat on a Branch, Reflecting on Existence", „3 Hearts" by Benoît Jacquot, „Dos Disparos" by Martín Rejtman, „Modris" by Juris Kursietis and „Iraqi Odyssey" by Samir.

Countdown in NRW. The 6th gamescom opens in five days

The gamescom, the world's largest leading trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and gamers, will again transform Cologne into a meeting place for the international games industry in the coming week. Numerous congresses, events and conferences are also being held in Cologne outside of the trade fair grounds during the Games Week.

Filmstiftung NRW with five films in Venice

The Filmstiftung NRW is represented at the 71st Venice International Film Festival with five films. Two of the productions made with support from NRW are in the running for the Golden Lion in the prestigious Competition section. Apart from Fatih Akin's hotly anticipated „The Cut“, Benoît Jacquot's „3 Hearts“ will also have its world premiere in Venice.

Four NRW-funded films with premieres in Locarno

Florian Mischa Böder's "A Hitman's Solitude Before The Shot" will have its world premiere on the Piazza Grande, the International Competition will feature Martín Rejtman's „Dos Disparos“ and „A Blast“ by Syllas Tzoumerkas, while „15 Corners of the World“ by Zuzanna Solakiewicz was invited to screen in the Semaine de la critique.

Let the games begin! NRW is back in games mode with the 6th gamescom

The sixth edition of gamesom, the world's largest leading trade fair for interactive entertainment is held in Cologne from 13 - 17 August. The organisers BIU and Koelnmesse are again expecting record figures again this year with around 650 exhibitors and hundrets of thousands participants.

International Emmys: Semi Final Judgings in Cologne

For the eighth time the nominations for the 42nd International Emmy Awards took place in Cologne on Wednesday. On June 18 four juries of national and international industry experts decided on the nominees in four categories: "Best Actor", "Arts Programming", "Comedy" and "Kids - TV Movie, Mini-Series , Preschool".

First awards of the Wim Wenders Scholarship in Düsseldorf

The Wim Wenders Scholarship has been awarded in Düsseldorf to four projects with a total of 95,000 Euros. This was the first time that the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW had awarded the scholarship for the development of innovative film ideas as a collaborative venture with the Wim Wenders Foundation which was founded in Düsseldorf in 2012.

60 Years of the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the most world's important and oldest short film festival, will be taking place for the 60th time from May 1-6, 2014. The Prime-Minister of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia Hannelore Kraft and State Minister for Culture Monika Grütters are expected to attend the opening.