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7 Filmstiftung-backed films in Oscar race 2021

Five of the 10 films, which were announced by German Films as being under consideration for the German entry to the „Best International Feature Film“ category at the 2021 Oscars, have been supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020: Here are the 28 competing projects

Today the third edition of European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) will be launched during the 30th Film Festival Cologne. 28 film projects from 34 countries have been carefully selected and the production teams now have the opportunity to present their film productions to an international industry audience.

Fifth European Series Day on 2 October in Cologne

Trends in the European series market, new productions and opportunities for distribution are in the focus of the fifth European Series Day on  2 October in Cologne. The event is being held for the first time in the largest cinema at Cologne's Filmpalast.

Open call for sixth Baumi Script Development Award

Today sees the launch of the open call for the Baumi Script Development Award for the development of outstanding cinematic stories. German and international writers can submit applications to for the € 20,000 grant.

EWIP Cologne 2020:  165 submissions and festival successes 

This year’s edition is headed towards a new record number of submissions and EWIP award winners have successfully been launched in the international festival circuit. The third edition of European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) promises to be a success again this year. The positive trend of the last two years continues as the projects submissions have