Blogposts in Oktober 2013:

Couchsurfing the Berlinale 4

DFFB students will be organising a Couchsurfing programme during the Berlinale again next year:
Couchsurfing the Berlinale goes round 4.

The idea is simple: 25 DFFB students will make a couch available to sleep on during the Berlinale. The Berlinale Talents will be supporting the DFFB again next time with an accreditation for each of the hosts and guests.

Film students from European film schools may apply for this Couchsurfing cooperation.

For more information, click on this link: Couchsurfing Infos.

Published on October 24, 2013

Columbia lecturers at the DFFB

We are pleased to have had an opportunity to invite two famous lecturers from Columbia University to the DFFB as part of our Talent Transference exchange programme.

Over the last two weeks Brendan Ward, screenwriter and Professor at Columbia University, has analysed screenplays, taking four films as examples, in his seminar “Script to Screen” How do the action and the screenplay influence the way in which a film tells a story?

Michael Hausmann, producer and Professor at Columbia University, used case studies to present an analysis of his own films. The issues he addressed included workflows, development, budgets, creating a team, location scouting, and shooting the film, as well as post-production and exploitation.
And there was a study visit to the set of Ken Scott’s “The Business Trip” too.

Published on October 23, 2013

German Short Film Prize Award Ceremony

The award ceremony for the German Short Film Prize will be held tomorrow at Radialsystem V in Berlin.

This year the award ceremony for the German Short Film Prize is being organised by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in cooperation with the DFFB.

12 films have been nominated; prize money to the tune of 275.000 € will be awarded for film prizes and nominations.

Published on October 16, 2013

Two films win awards in Antalya

Two films from the DFFB have won awards at the INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA GOLDEN ORANGE FILM FESTIVAL:

DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT) by Ramon Zürcher (Cinematography: Alexander Haßkerl, Production: Silvan Zürcher, Johanna Bergel) was awarded the Turkish Film Critics Association’s Best Picture Award and the Youth Jury Prize.

ALLEINE TANZEN (DANCING ALONE) by Biene Pilavci (Cinematography: Armin Dierolf, Production: Max Milhahn) won the prize for Best Documentary.

From left to right: Silvan Zürcher, Biene Pilavci, Alexander Haßkerl

Published on October 14, 2013

Terézia Mora wins the German Book Prize

Screenwriting graduate Terézia Mora was awarded the German Book Prize 2013 yesterday at the Frankfurt Book Fair for her novel “Das Ungeheuer”.

Published on October 08, 2013

Save the date: DFFB Open Day

Open Day on Sunday 17th November from 11 a.m. at the DFFB

Published on October 04, 2013