Blogposts in March 2015:

At a cinema near you:

Raphael Beinder’s degree film Die Böhms - Architektur einer Familie / Concrete Love is showing in various cinemas across Germany, with four additional screenings in Berlin from 12th March, and from 13th March at the Bali Kino in Zehlendorf.

Raphael Beinder made this film at the end of his cinematography studies at the DFFB. He worked on this family portrait over a two-year period in conjunction with Swiss director Maurizius Staerkle-Drux.

Last autumn the film won the Goethe Institute’s 2014 Documentary Film Prize at the DOK Leipzig Film Festival and has now been long-listed in the nominations for the 2015 German Film Award.

Details of the screening schedule can be found here

along with the trailer

and the official website for the film.

Published on March 11, 2015

Ralph Schwingel to be the new Director of the DFFB

In its meeting on 6th March 2015, the DFFB’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ralph Schwingel as DFFB Director and Chief Executive. It is planned that he will take up this position as soon as possible subsequent to this appointment.

The Board of Trustees requested Björn Böhning, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to elucidate the procedure and the decision taken by the Board of Trustees in a DFFB general meeting.

Mr Böhning: “Ralph Schwingel is an experienced film producer, screenwriter and director, who also has a solid track record in teaching film. The Board of Trustees considers that Ralph Schwingel is extremely well-suited to assuming this role at the helm of the DFFB.”

Published on March 06, 2015