The Berlinale Talents and Perspektive Deutsches Kino Kompagnon Fellowships go to Jide Tom Akinleminu and Julian Radlmaier

We are very happy to announce that two DFFB alumni, Julian Radlmaier and Jide Tom Akinleminu, were awarded the Kompagnon Fellowship with a stipend of €5000 today. The award supports new projects by directors and screenwriters from Berlinale Talents 2018 and directors from Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2017.


When a Farm Goes Aflame, the Flakes Fly Home to Bear the Tale by Jide Tom Akinleminu


Blutsauger by Julian Radlmaier

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Two awards for DFFB films at the “German Filmcritics Awards 2017”

We are very happy and excited. Two DFFB films won  at the renowned “German Filmcritics Awards”. The DFFB directors Julian Radlmaier and Alexandre Koberidze are the winners of yesterdays’ evening, awarded by the German Filmcritics Assosiation.

Selfcritism of a bourgois dog  (D: Julian Radlmaier, DoP: Markus Koob) won the award for Best First Feature Film.

Let the summer never come again (D:/DoP:  Alexandre Koberidze) won the award for Best Experimental Film.



Berlinale Talents: Christian Petzold talking with Ben Gibson

German auteur film director Christian Petzold (Yella; Barbara) shares the invisible inspirations for his new feature film Transit, which premieres in this year’s Competition. Based on Anna Segher’s famous novel of the same name, Petzold had originally developed the script together with later deceased filmmaker and friend Harun Farocki: “Transit was our favourite book, we read it once a year. It’s actually our story: this being-thrown-into-the-world.“ In this talk, Petzold and actor Barbara Auer revisit the production process. They explain how they uncovered, rethought and refreshed the core and characters of the historical narration in intensive dialogues and rehearsals with the cast and crew, whom Petzold calls his “partisan group.“

Don’t miss it: Wednesday, 21st Feb. 2018, 5 pm at HAU 2


International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR
ELLA UND NELL (R: Aline Chukwuedo, B: Sabina Gröner/Aline Chukwuedo, K: Sebastian Lempe, P: Ibrahim-Utku Erdogan) feiert seine Weltpremiere in der Bright Future Competition des Festivals.

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Im Wettbewerb für mittellange Filme wird FREMDE (R: Tim Dünschede, B: Marc Vogel, K: Holger Jungnickel, P: Patrick Schorn) seine Weltpremiere freiern.

Im Kurzfilmwettbewerb haben 4,95 (R/B: Timo Bénit, K: Konstantin Kann, P: Grischa Sauter) und NIKOTYNA (R/B: Ewa Wikiel, K: Jesse Mazuch, P: Roxana Richters) ebenfalls ihre Weltpremieren.

SARAH SPIELT EINEN WERWOLF (R: Katharina Wyss, B: Katharina Wyss, Josa Seskin, K: Armin Dierlof, P: Christophe Marzal) und HAGAZUSSA (R/B: Lukas Feigelfeld, K: Mariel Baqueiro, P: Simon Lubinski, Lukas Feigelfeld) laufen im Spielfilmwettbewerb des Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis.

Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Kineski zid/Great Wall of China (R/B: Aleksandra Odić, K: Katharina Diessner, P: Natasa Janković, Aleksandra Odić) wird in der Perspektive Deutsches Kino Deutschlandpremiere feiern.