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Six Filmstiftung-backed productions at the 74th Locarno Film Festival

The Locarno Film Festival has just announced that the Filmstiftung-backed productions „Monte Verità“ by Stefan Jäger, co-produced by Cologne's Coin Film, and „No One's With The Calves“, a production of Weydemann Bros., Köln, by Sabrina Sarabi have been invited to the festival's 74th edition.

Filmstiftung-backed musical "Annette" opens Festival de Cannes 2021

The Filmstiftung-backed international co-production "Annette" by Leos Carax with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard will celebrate its world premiere as the opening film on 6 July, 2021 and also be in competition at the 74th Festival de Cannes. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supported the musical with a total of Euros 500,000.

The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW turns 30!

On February 27, 1991, North Rhine-Westphalia joined forces with WDR to become the first German state to establish the Filmstiftung NRW. The Filmstiftung has supported 9,555 projects with more than 930 million Euros, including 2,600 feature films and TV movies and series with around 775 million Euros.