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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  www.baumi-award.com 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

European Work in Progress Cologne 2020 from 5. – 7. October

Call for Entries is now open until 15. August, 2020 It’s finally decided: The third edition of the industry event European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP) will take place from 5.-7. October, 2020 during the Film Festival Cologne. Following the cancellation of numerous festivals and industry events due to COVID-19, EWIP offers one of the

Filmstiftung NRW congratulates Paula Beer on the Silver Bear

The actress Paula Beer was awarded the Best Actress Silver Bear for her lead role in the Filmstiftung-backed production Christian Petzold's "Undine" at the awards ceremony of the 70th Berlinale. This was then the second award to go to "Undine": Friday evening had already seen the film receiving the FIPRESCI Prize for a film screening in the "International Competition".