Blogposts in April 2013:

An avalanche of prizes for OH BOY

DFFB graduate Jan-Ole Gerster scooped up a string of prizes at the German Film Awards ceremony on Friday, winning 6 Lolas with his directorial debut OH BOY:

Best Feature Film Marcos Kantis Schiwago Film/Alexander Wadouh Chromosom Film
Best Direction Jan-Ole Gerster
Best Screenplay Jan-Ole Gerster
Best Score Major Minors and Cherilyn MacNeil
Best Actor Tom Schilling
Best Supporting Actor Michael Gwisdek

Published on April 29, 2013

Award for Jan-Ole Gerster

A further awards ceremony was held yesterday in the run-up to today’s German Film Prize awards ceremony in the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Yesterday young filmmakers were in the limelight at the prize ceremony for the new faces awards sponsored by “Bunte” magazine.

Jan-Ole Gerster won the award for “Best First Feature” for OH BOY.

That’s hopefully a good omen for this evening’s awards: OH BOY has notched up nominations for the German Film Prize in eight categories.

Published on April 26, 2013

Prize for ALLEINE TANZEN at achtung berlin

Today Biene Pilavci won the new berlin film award for Best Documentary for her film ALLEINE TANZEN (DANCING BY YOURSELF) at the achtung berlin Festival.

Published on April 24, 2013

TV tip of the day: rbb movies

From 22:45 tonight three rbb-movies from the DFFB will be screening on rbb Fernsehen.

22:45 WILDWECHSEL by Maria-Anna Rimpfl
23:10 SATURNTAGE by Sarah Bungartz
23:40 JETZT JETZT JETZT by Christin Freitag

Further information on the rbb website

Published on April 23, 2013

KOMM UND SPIEL World Premiere in Cannes

Now it’s official:
Daria Belova’s short film KOMM UND SPIEL (COME AND PLAY/ D.O.P: Max Preiss, Producers: Martin Danisch, Markus Kaatsch) will have its world premiere at Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique.

Since 1978 directorial debuts screened in the Semaine Internationale de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival have also had an opportunity to win the Golden Camera for best first feature.

Published on April 22, 2013

A week of DFFB festival successes

DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT) by Ramon Zürcher won the CPH:PIX New Talent Grand Prix – complete with 15,000€ prize money - at the Copenhagen International Film Festival.

Two DFFB films also notched up prizes at the International Short Film Festival in Dresden:

DAS GESCHENK (THE GIFT) by Mariejosephin Schneider was awarded the Minister of Fine Arts Prize and FLUCHT NACH VORN (BREAKING THROUGH) by Florian Dietrich won the Best Short Feature Award.

Published on April 21, 2013

TV Tip: “Fatal Assistance” on arte

DFFB alumnus Raoul Peck’s documentary film “Fatal Assistance” about the aid operation after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake will be shown on ARTE tonight at 21.45. The film, screened at this year’s Berlinale, paints a striking picture of international NGOs’ utterly ineffectual contributions to reconstruction of the devastated country.

More information on the film on the artewebsite.

Published on April 16, 2013

A CLEAR VIEW: Session 1 completed

The first part of the post-production workshop A CLEAR VIEW ended on Friday.

In September the student teams will be back with the material they have shot; together with the experts, each team will spend half a day grading and discussing their films in our Grading Suite, and appraising whether they have succeeded in putting their plans into practice.

Published on April 15, 2013

First day of shooting for DIE FRAU HINTER DER WAND

Principal photography begins today for the DFFB degree film DIE FRAU HINTER DER WAND (WOMAN BEHIND THE WALL).

This Medienboard-funded thriller, based on a screenplay by Grzegorz Muskala and Robby Dannenberg, is being produced as a ZDF - Kleines Fernsehspiel TV drama as part of the ZDF’s Hour of Crime series. The executive production company is DFFB graduate Sol Bondy’s One Two Films.

DIE FRAU HINTER DER WAND is the degree film of Grzegorz Muskala (director), Phillip Kaminiak (cinematography) and David Keitsch (production).

Published on April 09, 2013


Day one of the post-production workshop A CLEAR VIEW, with MEDIA funding and generous support from ARRI.

Students from the DFFB, LFS (London), Famu (Prague), UNATC (Bucharest) and ESCAC (Barcelona) will be exploring the problems and challenges of digital post-production with experts throughout the week. Each student team comes to Berlin with a film project, which will be discussed during the workshop and prepared for shooting in the light of post-production considerations.

Today there is a hands-on session with ARRI: On-Set Grading.

Published on April 08, 2013