Blogposts in March 2013:

OH BOY nominated for 8 Lolas

The nominations for the German Film Awards were announced today by the German Film Academy:

OH BOY by Jan-Ole Gerster has been nominated for 8 German Film Awards:
Best Feature Film: Marcos Kantis, Alexander Wadouh
Best Script: Jan Ole Gerster
Best Director: Jan Ole Gerster
Best Actor: Tom Schilling
Best Supporting Actress: Friederike Kempter
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Gwisdek
Best Editing: Anja Siemens
Best Score: The Major Minors & Cherilyn McNeil

And VERGISS MEIN NICHT (FORGET ME NOT) by David Sieveking is in the running for Best Documentary.

The German Film Awards will be presented on 26th April.

Published on March 22, 2013

DFFB students in California

Just in: a message from California from 3 of our cinematography students, Kai Miedendorp, Christoph Greiner and Alexander Haßkerl – from the Sequoia National Park, as a matter of fact.

They’re currently spending two months at the renowned CalArts as part of the TALENT TRANSFERENCE exchange programme.

Published on March 15, 2013

Culture:City opens today

The architecture exhibition Culture: City is opening today in Berlin’s Academy of the Arts.

Art and culture have become crucial driving forces in a multitude of different ways for innovative and successful urban design and planning - essential ingredients for metropolises around the globe as they forge and assert their identity. Culture:City considers the future of our cities from this specific perspective. The exhibition engages in a critical exploration of the relationship between art and social reality in the 21st century, highlighting how art and culture shape cities and architecture.

In 15 documentary or fictional films with a really personal twist, students from the DFFB examine the 15 buildings presented in the show – auteur portraits of specific places and their environs. Short versions of these films punctuate the exhibition, and the full-length works will be showcased in a special screening programme flanking the exhibition.

An Akademie der Künste, Berlin exhibition
Sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes/German Federal Cultural Foundation
With kind support from the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Akademie der Künste
In cooperation with the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB).

Media reports on the exhibition (in German)

Info Radio
Berliner Filmfestivals
Der Architekt

Published on March 14, 2013

Actors wanted!

We are looking for actors for the DFFB - BERLINER STUDIO acting seminar with Prodromos Antoniadis from 3rd June to 5th July.

The training sessions for actors will be held every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No classes will be held on Wednesdays, which is earmarked for rehearsals; Saturday and Sunday can also be used as rehearsal time.

The emphasis is on relaxation and on our perceptions – of ourselves, our partners and the world around us. The course will also offer a chance to hone participants’ concentration, sensory awareness and imagination.

All participants (including directors and scriptwriters too) will act in c. 2 scenes during the five-week seminar and will be able to present 2-3 exercises. Through this training course we will learn as actors how to respond authentically in the moment in each scene, how to make good use of our partners and how to pursue our role’s underlying purpose – and we will learn to reproduce this, yet without repeating the same gestures or expressions.

The course fee for actors is 500€ (GVL reimbursement may be available for a third of this sum; various conditions apply).

If you are interested, please send a short message and a link to your CV/reel to:

More infos in German here

Published on March 13, 2013