Blogposts in August 2015:
The nominations for the FIRST STEPS Awards 2015 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. Micah Magee’s STREICHELZOO (PETTING ZOO) and Katja Sambeth´s GLUTNESTER (EMBER GLOW) are the two DFFB degree films in the running for the prestigious FIRST STEPS Awards.
For the Michael-Ballhaus-Award, to be worth 10.000 Euros, is the dffb cinematography graduate Raphael Beinder nominated, who covinced the jury in the preselection with his work in the documentary DIE BÖHMS – ARCHITEKTUR EINER FAMILIE.
Micah Magee STREICHELZOO (PETTING ZOO) (D: Micah Magee)/©dffb
GLUTNESTER (EMBER GLOW) (D: Katja Sambeth)/©dffb
DIE BÖHMS – ARCHITEKTUR EINER FAMILIE (C: Raphael Beinder)/©Realfiction
The FIRST STEPS Awards will be awarded in a special gala ceremony on 14th September 2015 in the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz.
At the weekend we received the sad news that Bulgarian filmmaker Krasimir Krumov had died, completely unexpectedly. He was 60 years old.
With his death, the dffb has lost one of its longstanding lecturers and a good friend, who helped shape the school’s profile for many years. Krasimir Krumov had been coming to the dffb every year for nearly twenty years to give two directing workshops and taught students on the Basic Studies and Advanced Studies courses. Numerous films came into being thanks to his generous support.
In his theoretical and practical seminars Krasimir Krumov also always conveyed a clear stance. His notion of filmmaking was shaped by an almost religiously unconditional and uncompromising attitude. There was nothing arbitrary about making films for him–the focus was on existential issues, on what it means to be human. That was most certainly no joking matter for him, for all his humour in other respects.
“If we perceive time as something linear, then there is a beginning and an end. However, if we remain within the transcendental dimension of time, there is no ‘beginning’ and no ‘end’. Art enables us to experience time in precisely this transcendental manner.”
He will be very much missed by all of us–students and staff.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
The Hollywood Reporter has just published its international list of the TOP 15 film schools.
We are delighted to announce that the dffb ranks among the fifteen best film schools in the world.
Further information from Hollywood Reporter