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Baumi Script Development Award in Memory of Karl Baumgartner

Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner was a film producer and distributor with an extraordinary eye for high-quality art-house film. As a tribute to his work, Martina and Sandra Baumgartner, his co-founded Pandora Film and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW establish the Baumi Script Development Award.

Filmstiftung NRW fires starting shot for the second Wim Wenders Grant

The starting shot has been fired today for the second call for applications for the Wim Wenders Grant by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation which was established in 2012. The Grant supports the projects of young film-makers who want to tell stories with new means.

Ready to Take Off: „Drama Series Days“ at the European Film Market

The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW is expanding its presence at the Berlinale and serving as a partner of the „Drama Series Days“, the newly founded initiative for quality series at the European Film Market (EFM). Different aspects of current series production will be highlighted in various panel discussions.

NRW with 29 funded films and „Drama Series Days“ at the 2015 Berlinale

This year sees the film region being represented again in all of the important festival sections at the Berlinale: a total of 29 films made with backing from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW are showing at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (February 5 to 15, 2015) – including two as world premieres in the Competition.

Seven NRW-funded films at the Rotterdam International Film Festival

The film region of North Rhine-Westphalia is represented at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) with seven NRW-funded films. Two NRW-backed films - „Two Shots Fired“ („Dos Disparos“) by Martín Rejtman and „A Blast“ by Syllas Tzoumerkas – are screening in the first edition of the „Limelight“ sidebar.