Blogposts in August 2016:

The dffb’s 50th Anniversary—The Celebrations Begin!

On 17th September 1966, Willy Brandt announced at the ceremonial opening of the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin that he, like all the co-founders, was convinced that the school would “in future provide artistic and organisational stimuli for films made for cinema and television”. Brandt and all the DFFB’s early allies were to be proved correct - 10,000 unique films, 1,000 fantastic graduates and c. 250 students are impressive figures for a small film school like the DFFB.

Our 9-month anniversary programme will begin in mid-September, screening and rediscovering a whole host of DFFB films, for example at our DFFB Retrospective in the Arsenal cinema in spring, in our student mini-festival “DFFB right now” as well as with “DFFB back on location”, which will screen DFFB films where they were shot. In addition, this spring we shall be organising an international symposium, “THE SHOCK OF THE REAL”, and launching a publication. And don’t worry: the programme will include plenty of opportunities to celebrate too!

We’ll be kicking off on 21st September 2016 with a small screening series at the Arsenal “Nach der DFFB” (“After the DFFB”) , where we will be showing films by four DFFB graduates, produced after their time at the DFFB. Before the main film each evening we will also be screening the second/third-year films each graduate shot while at the DFFB.

RAOUL PECK - 21.09.2016, 8 p.m. |L’HOMME SUR LES QUAIS / THE MAN BY THE SHORE
CHRISTIAN PETZOLD – 25.09.2016, 8 p.m. | YELLA
ANGELA SCHANELEC – 28.09.2016, 8 p.m. | MARSEILLE
LARS KRAUME – 30.09.2016, 8 p.m. | KEINE LIEDER ÜBER LIEBE / NO SONGS OF LOVE

We are grateful to the STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE KLASSENLOTTERIE BERLIN for providing financial support for the anniversary programme.

More detailed information (in German) can be found here.

Published on August 29, 2016

Three dffb Co-Productions Nominated for First Steps Award

We are delighted to announce that three DFFB co-productions have been nominated for the FIRST STEPS Awards 2016! The graduates in the running for the award:

Producer Tara Biere is nominated for the NO FEAR AWARD, which is endowed with 10,000 €, for her film FADO (Director: Jonas Rothlaender).

Director Paola Calvo is in the running for the Michael Ballhaus Prize, also endowed with 10,000 € prize money, for her documentary VIOLENTLY HAPPY.

And, last but not least, director Anna-Felicia Scutelnicu has been nominated with her film ANISHOARA for the Best Full-length Feature Film award, endowed with 25,000 € prize money.

At the FIRST STEPS Awards three juries award prizes in seven categories, with total prize money of 92,000 € going to the prize-winners.

Published on August 11, 2016