Blogposts in May 2013:

INSIGHTS - DFFB degree films in the Babylon cinema

DFFB degree films are screening once again in the Babylon cinema, on 13th and 15th June.

+++ Thursday, 13th June +++
Sandra Kaudelka’s documentary EINZELKÄMPFER (I WILL NOT LOSE), which screened in this year’s Berlinale in the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” section, will be the opening film in the “New German Film” series, at 8.15 p.m.

+++ Saturday, 15th June +++
Feature-length films:
3 p.m. STATUS OF LIFE by Patricia Lewandowska
5 p.m. STAUB AUF UNSEREN HERZEN/DUST ON OUR HEARTS (Director: Hanna Doose) from producer Ben von Dobeneck
7 p.m. Marcin Malaszczak’s first feature film SIENIAWKA, which had its world premiere this year in the Forum section at the Berlinale.

In parallel, the following short films will be shown at 6 p.m. in Babylon’s small film theatre:
WILDWECHSEL (Director: Maria-Anna Rimpfl, Screenplay: Daniel Bickermann)
RAUCH (Director: Franziska Krentzien, Screenplay: Franziska Krentzien, Thomas Gerhold) and
JETZT JETZT JETZT (Director: Christin Freitag, Screenplay: Sebastian Köthe).
All the screenplays were written by screenwriting students who will be graduating this year.

Tickets are available at the cinema: Kino Babylon

Published on May 28, 2013

Hanna Doose takes part in the Berlin-Paris Artist-in-Residence Programme

DFFB graduate Hanna Doose will be heading to Paris for three months in June thanks to the new Artist-in-Residence Programme initiated by the City of Paris and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, with support from the Institut Français Deutschland.

She will be working on her new film project “Wann kommst du meine Wunden küssen” during her time in Paris.

The Artist-in-Residence Programme is one of the initiatives organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty between Berlin and Paris, and aims to foster exchanges between young filmmakers.

Further information is available on the Medienboard website

Published on May 27, 2013

Daria Belova wins award at Cannes

At the prize-giving ceremony yesterday, Daria Belova was awarded the Prix Découverte / Discovery Award by the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes for her short film KOMM UND SPIEL (COME AND PLAY).

The award, sponsored by CCAS (Caisse Centrale des Activités Sociales du Personnel des Industries Electrique et Gazière), gives the winning filmmaker 8,000€ to develop their first feature-length film.

Published on May 24, 2013

DFFB Classics series at the Lichtblick cinema

15 DFFB films will be screening in the Lichtblick cinema from 25th May - 5th June 2013 as part of the “DFFB Remastered” series.

Spanning over forty years of the DFFB’s past, the films offer insights into contemporary history and chronicle the creative evolution of directors who subsequently became famous figures in the world of cinema.

The film retrospective will kick off in the Arsenal Cinema on 24th May with an “Open Lecture” by Stefan Pethke, presenting an archival research project on the history of the DFFB and the film movements that have left their mark on it.

The evening will continue with Michael Baute discussing and presenting Ramon Zürcher’s film DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT), which screened to wide acclaim as part of the Forum programme at this year’s Berlinale.

More information here: presskit Lichtblick cinema

Published on May 23, 2013

Next Generation Short Tiger in Cannes

Alongside Daria Belova’s film KOMM UND SPIEL (COME AND PLAY), a number of other DFFB films are screening in Cannes:

ÜBER RAUHEM GRUND/ROUGH GROUNDS (Youdid Kahveci)
FLUCHT NACH VORN/BREAKING THROUH (Florian Dietrich) and
EAT (Moritz Krämer) will be shown in the Next Generation Short Tiger series.

Group picture at the Next Generation reception at German Films

In addition Ramon Zürcher’s Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat) will be screening at L’ACID and SIENIAWKA will be showing at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.

Published on May 21, 2013

Award for EAT

On Friday the Murnau Foundation presented its awards for the outstanding short film productions of the year in Wiesbaden’s Caligari FilmBühne.

Among the award-winning films: EAT by Moritz Krämer (Screenplay: Ines Berwig, Moritz Krämer, Cinematography: Patrick Jasmin, Production: Markus Kaatsch, Tara Biere, Nick Warnecke).

A total of ten films won awards at the ceremony. Recognised across Germany, this major award distributes a total of 20,000 € prize money to award winners, and is considered as a reference criterion for German Federal Film Board (FFA) short film funding. The 2,000 € awarded per film goes to the producers.

Further information here

Published on May 06, 2013