We are pleased to announce that three DFFB films will be screened at the most important festivals in January :
The 41st Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis—the most important festival for young German-speaking filmmakers—will take place during 20–26 January, 2020, in Saarbrücken. JIYAN (director/screenwriter: Süheyla Schwenk; cinematographer: Florian Wurzer; producer: Sara Fazilat, Roxana Richters) will screen in the feature film competition and LAND OF GLORY (director: Borbála Nagy; screenwriter: Borbála Nagy, Judit Anna Bánházi, cinematographer: Moritz Friese, producer: Margarita Amineva) will screen in the medium-length competition.
DFFB Alumni Anna Koch and Julia Lemke will also have their debut movie GLITZER & STAUB screend in the documantary competition and the debut movie GIRAFFE by Alumna Anna Sofie Hartmann in the Watchlist section.
Next up is the 49th Internationalem Filmfestival Rotterdam (IFFR), which takes place during 22 January–2 February, 2020. IFFR is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the largest in Holland. In the Bright Future Competition, the film SEBASTIAN SPRINGT ÜBER GELÄNDER (director/screenwriter: Ceylan Ataman-Checa; cinematographer: Albrecht von Grünhagen; producer: Jörg Daniel, Övünc Güvenisik, Simona Kostova, Ceylan Ataman-Checa) will have its world premiere.
We warmly congratulate all the film teams. We are already looking forward to the new decade, which could not have started in a better way!