Blogposts in January 2014:

DFFB goes Berlinale

Max Linz’s degree film ICH WILL MICH NICHT KÜNSTLICH AUFREGEN (ASTA UPSET) (R/ B: Max Linz, K: Carlos Andrés López, P: Maximilian Haslberger) will be presented in the “Forum” section.

Foto: © Amerikafilm/Sarah Bohn

The film is a DFFB, Amerikafilm and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg co-production and was made as a “Leuchtstoff” project.
The “Leuchtstoff – Cinema from Berlin-Brandenburg” scheme is an initiative run by rbb in cooperation with the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Till Kleinert’s genre film DER SAMURAI (THE SAMURAI) (R/ B: Till Kleinert, K: Martin Hanslmayr, P: Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli), a co-production with Schattenkante, distributed by Salzgeber, will be shown as a midnight movie in the “Perspektive – Deutsches Kino” section, the Berlinale’s German Cinema sidebar.

Foto: DFFB

Further information on the films and screening details will be available here soon: watch this space!

Published on January 17, 2014

DFFB@ International Film Festival Rotterdam

It’s official at last.

Two DFFB feature-length films are showing at this year’s 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (22nd January – 2nd February 2014).

The world premiere of EIN PROLETARISCHES WINTERMÄRCHEN (A PROLETARIN WINTER’S TALE) by Julian Radlmaier (Screenplay: Julian Radlmaier; Cinematography: Markus Koob; Production; Kirill Krasovskiy)

International premiere of Grzegorz Muskala’s degree film DIE FRAU HINTER DER WAND (WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL) (Screenplay: Grzegorz Muskala, Robby Dannenberg; Cinematography: Phillip Kaminiak; Production: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske -OneTwoFilms; ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel)

Published on January 16, 2014

Nominations for the German Film Critics Prize

Good new to kick off the week:

Two DFFB films and two DFFB alumni have been nominated for the German Film Critics Prize:

In the experimental film category:
EIN GESPENST GEHT UM IN EUROPA (A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING EUROPE) (Directed and written by: Julian Radlmaier; Cinematography: Agnes Pakozdi; Production: Kirill Krasovskiy)

In the debut feature film category:
DR. KETEL by Linus de Paoli (Screenplay: Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli; Cinematography: Nikos Welter; Production: Anna de Paoli)

In the documentary category:
VERGISS MEIN NICHT (FORGET ME NOT) by David Sieveking

In the feature film category:
HOUSTON by Bastian Günther

More information on the website of the German Film Critics Association VdFK

The prize will be awarded during the next Berlinale.

Published on January 13, 2014

Calling all actors!

The DFFB is still looking for actors to take part in the next acting seminar, led by Prodromos Antoniadis, with DFFB directing and screenwriting students (from 5.5.-6.6.2014).

More information at Berliner Studio

Published on January 08, 2014

Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat) in a cinema near you

On 2nd January Ramon Zürcher’s film Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat) was released in German cinemas.

After getting off to a roaring start in the Forum at the last Berlinale, Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat) was shown at numerous festivals around the world last year.

Further information on the film and details of screening times and venues is available from Peripher Verleih.

A few links to interesting reviews of the film

in ZEIT(in German)
in taz (in German)
in Die Welt (in German)
und Cineuropa (in English)

Published on January 06, 2014