Blogposts in May 2016:

Erfolge beim Deutschen Filmpreis 2016

Successes at the 2016 German Film Awards And DFFB graduates are notching up the prizes again! This time at the 2016 German Film Awards.

6 Lolas went to Lars Kraume’s film Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (The People vs. Fritz Bauer). The film won the top awards in the following categories: Best Feature Film – Gold, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Set Design and Best Make-up Artist.

In addition, actress Laura Tonke won a Lola for Best Supporting Actress in Mängelexemplar (Too Hard to Handle) by DFFB graduate Laura Lackmann.

What a night – many congratulations!

Published on May 31, 2016

Cannes successes for DFFB alumni and students

Time to celebrate – twice over!

Even if it wasn’t the Golden Palm this time, we are delighted that the German competition entry TONI ERDMANN was such a great success at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, winning the FIPRESCI critics’ award for Best Film – and four of the team are from the DFFB: alumni Jonas Dornbach (producer), Ben von Dobeneck (line producer) and David Keitsch (co-producer) as well as one of our current students Annika Pinske (Personal Assistant).

What’s more, THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI also won the main prize in the Un Certain Regard section. DFFB alumnus Sol Bondy was co-producer for the film on the German side.

Congratulations – and we’ll be starting the week on a celebratory note!

Published on May 23, 2016

PETTING ZOO: in a cinema near you

PETTING ZOO (Director/Screenplay: Micah Magee, Cinematography: Armin Dierolf, Production: Friederike Steinbeck, Johan Carlsen) has its German theatrical release today.

Micah Magee’s degree film had its world premiere at the 65th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, and has now arrived on German cinema screens:

Berlin - fsk-Kino - from 19.05.2016
Berlin - Hackesche Höfe Kino - 19.05. - 01.06.2016
Dortmund - sweet Sixteen - 19.05. - 01.06.2016
Frankfurt - Mal Seh’n - 09. - 15.06.2016
Hamburg - 3001 - 19. - 25.05.2016
Hanover - Kommunales Kino - 20. - 29.05.2016
Cologne - Filmhauskino - 19. - 25.05.2016
Leipzig - Schaubühne - 19.05. - 01.06.2016
Munich - Werkstattkino - 19. - 25.05.2016
Münster - Cinema - 19. - 25.05.2016
Nuremberg - Filmhaus - 26.05. - 01.06.2016
Offenbach - Hafen 2 - 27.05.2016

And here’s what the German press is saying about the film:
Petting Zoo - Spiegel
Petting Zoo - taz
Petting Zoo - Cineman

Plus a link to the trailer for PETTING ZOO
Trailer Petting Zoo

Published on May 19, 2016


On 11th May the screenplay reading Film aus Papier/Films Made of Paper will be held for the eleventh time at Sputnik-Kino.
Every second Wednesday in the month, the motto is: “Cinema in Your Mind’s Eye”!

Something special is in the pipeline for the double reading in May and June. The screenwriters, brand-new graduates from the DFFB, release the degree scripts they have been working on over the past year for a “first listen”.

In keeping with the topic, the title of the May reading is “Aller Anfang”/“Begin at the Beginning”, for not only are the scriptwriters at the start of their careers, but the first sections of their screenplays will be presented in the reading.

In June the screenwriters will be delving deeper into the stories at the “Herzstücke”/“The Heart of the Matter” reading, and Film aus Papier/Films Made of Paper will be celebrating its first birthday.

Film aus Papier/Films Made of Paper is organised by the screenwriters’ collective “Schreibkollektiv Q3”.
One year ago a group of screenwriters from the DFFB graduating class got together to set up the collective.

When and where?:
Sputnik-Kino am Südstern, 11.05.2016 (“Aller Anfang”/ “Begin at the Beginning”) + 08.06.2016 (“Herzstücke”/“The Heart of the Matter”) at 8:30 p.m., Hasenheide 54, 10967 Berlin.

Published on May 04, 2016