Blogposts in November 2016:

The event is unfortunately cancelled due to illness and will be re-scheduled next year.

Published on November 24, 2016

International Emmy Award for DFFB Alumnus

KRIEG DER LÜGEN/ WAR OF LIES, produced by our alumnus Paul Zischler and Susanne Mann at Zischlermann Filmproduktion has won Best Documentary at the 44th International Emmy Awards. The award ceremony was held last night in New York. The film was screened on ARD in June 2015.

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Congratulations to Paul—we wish him many more successes!

Published on November 22, 2016

Prize for ETAGE X at the Berlin International Short Film Festival

On Sunday ETAGE X (Director/Screenplay: Francy Fabritz, Cinematography: Sarah Vetter, Production: Eike Eckold) was awarded the 2nd prize in the German Competition at interfilm, the 32nd Berlin International Short Film Festival.

Francy Fabritz can be proud of having won film equipment rental to the tune of 2,500 €, sponsored by 25p Media Group.

We are delighted with this news: our warmest congratulations!

Published on November 21, 2016

HOMEWORK wins the 2016 German Short Film Award

Dffb student Annika Pinske received a Film Award in Gold at the German Short Film Award ceremony in Munich last night.

Pinske’s short film HOMEWORK (Director/Screenplay/Production: Annika Pinske, Cinematography: Ben Bernhard) is about a young father, his twelve-year-old daughter, two secrets and a huge lie; competing against a total of 281 short films submitted to the festival, it was recognised in the category “Feature Film (up to 7 minutes long)”.

Pinske was previously nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2015 for her short SPIELT KEINE ROLLE/ANYWAYS.

The jury statement:
In HOMEWORK, embedded in an almost enigmatic setting, she depicts “a loving father and daughter relationship, moving far beyond conventional family clichés”.

Our congratulations to the brand-new winner of the Short Film Award on her success, which also comes with a 30,000 Euro cash prize.

You can find the film trailer for HOMEWORK at:

Published on November 18, 2016

Festival success for IHR SOHN/HER SON

IHR SOHN / HER SON (Director: Katharina Woll, Screenplay: Florian Plumeyer, Cinematography: Albrecht von Grünhagen, Production: Markus Kaatsch) didn’t just win the short film competition at the Shorts. Filmfestival in Offenburg, complete with prize money to the tune of 1,000 €; it is also being screened in the Student Etudes Panorama at what is probably the most famous cinematography festival in the world - the 24th Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Once again this rbb and dffb coproduction, which premiered at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, has notched up further successes. Congratulations!

Published on November 14, 2016

HOMEWORK nominated for the 2016 German Short Film Award

Yesterday evening Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, announced the 12 nominees for the 2016 German Short Film Award and we are delighted that HOMEWORK (Director/Screenplay/Production: Annika Pinske, Cinematography: Ben Bernhard) is nominated in the “Feature Films (up to 7 minutes long)” category.

On the Short Film Prize:

“Winners of the German Short Film Award in Gold are also awarded prize money of up to 30,000 Euro and nominees are awarded prize money of up to 15,000 Euro. The nomination cash prize accorded to the winner of the German Short Film Award in Gold is offset against the main cash prize awarded to the winner. The prize money for the Special Award in Gold is up to 20,000 Euro. The prize money is intended to contribute to production of a new film with artistic merit.”

We will be keeping our fingers crossed on 17th November at the award ceremony in Munich!

Published on November 02, 2016