Blogposts in April 2014:

„Writers for Europe“ @ DFFB

“Writers for Europe” is an annual event held in a different European capital each year. Professors and students from DFFB Berlin, nfta Amsterdam, FAMU Prague and nfts London meet for a symposium to deepen connections and understanding among European scriptwriters, students of scriptwriting and aspiring scriptwriting professionals.

Each highly inspiring event has a special topic to illuminate the central question “How do stories learn to travel?”

The 2014 symposium will be held in Berlin, hosted by the DFFB and will focus on the topic “Myth, Legends and Fairy Tales”.

To learn more about this year’s programme click here

Published on April 24, 2014

Huge success for THE SAMURAI

Last Saturday DER SAMURAI/THE SAMURAI (Screenwriter/Director: Till Kleinert, Cinematography: Martin Hanslmayr, Production: Anna & Linus de Paoli) had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival…

… and in Amsterdam it won the Méliès d’Argent for Best European Fantastic Film at the 30th. Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival!

More information about the film here

A nice touch: members of the Tribeca Film Festival’s team pose as their favourite films from this year’s programme on the festival website. Here’s Ian Hollander, Associate Programmer, as THE SAMURAI:

Published on April 21, 2014


On Wednesday evening the FFA-Short Tiger Award was awarded for the fourth time in Baden-Baden - to Miriam Bliese’s AN DER TÜR (Director/Screenwriter: Miriam Bliese, Cinematography: Markus Koob, Production: Clemens Köstlin).

The reward for the winner is prize money to the tune of 5,000 Euro, specifically earmarked for the production of new projects – and an invitation to the Cannes International Film Festival, where the award-winning films will have their international premiere. DIEBE/THIEVES by Lauro Cress will be screening too (Director: Lauro Cress, Screenwriter: Florian Plumeyer, Lauro Cress, Cinematography: Albrecht von Grünhagen, Production: Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, Clara von Fürstenberg).

Subsequently the films will set off on a twelve-month world tour, during which they will be screened as part of the festivals of German cinema organised by German Films.

Published on April 10, 2014

Michael Kotschi nominated

Michael Kotschi has been nominated for the 2014 Deutscher Kamerapreis (German Camera Ward) in the full-length feature category for the film Houston by Bastian Günther.

Published on April 09, 2014

Nomination for the German Film Award

Michael Bertl, Cinematography lecturer at the DFFB, has been nominated for the German Film Award in the Best Cinematography category for MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE.

The German Film Award - LOLA – is the most prestigious distinction in the German film world, and also boasts the highest prize money: on the 9th May 2014, for the first time in eleven years, the award ceremony will once again be held in the Tempodrom in Berlin.

Published on March 29, 2014