Blogposts in August 2013:
After its great success at this year’s Berlinale, Ramon Zürcher’s feature-length film, DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT), is now also screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (5th-15th September 2013).
The TIFF ranks alongside the Cannes International Film Festival as one of the most important festivals for the domestic and international film market; every September it brings together producers plus film and TV journalists from all over the world.
The nominations for the First Steps Awards 2013 have been announced and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie is pleased to be on the shortlist with two films in the “Full length feature films” category. Samuel Perriard’s SCHWARZER PANTHER (BLACK PANTHER - The Story Of Emilie And Jacob) and David Dietl’s KÖNIG VON DEUTSCHLAND (KING OF GERMANY) are the two DFFB degree films in the running for the prestigious First Steps Awards.
SCHWARZER PANTHER (BLACK PANTHER - The Story Of Emilie And Jacob) (Director: Samuel Perriard)
The First Steps Awards, which come with 82,000 Euro prize money, will be awarded in a special gala ceremony on 16th September 2013 in the Theater am Potsdamer Platz. Actress Stefanie Stappenbeck will be the compère for the evening, and musical accompaniment will be provided by the young Berlin Band “Chuckamuck”.
KING OF GERMANY (Director: David Dietl)
The German award for young filmmakers, FIRST STEPS, was created in 1999 by producers Nico Hofmann and Bernd Eichinger as a private film-industry initiative.
Berlin-Neukölln, in the near future, after the collapse of the healthcare system. A man is working illicitly as a doctor, even though he doesn’t have a licence. He treats people on the streets and steals the medicine they need from pharmacies. Increasingly overburdened by the situation, he doesn’t realise that someone from the American security services is hot on his heels.
DR. KETEL - DER SCHATTEN VON NEUKÖLLN, Linus and Anna de Paoli’s new film, coming to a cinema near you soon: it is showing from 22nd August at Moviemento Kino and Kino Central in Berlin
Max Preiss has won the Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Award 1st Place for his outstanding cinematography in Daria Belova’s award-winning KOMM UND SPIEL (COME AND PLAY), screened at this year’s Festival International du Film de Cannes.