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Mariel Baqueiro wins the prize for Best Camera awarded by the Verband der Deutschen Filmkritik (German Film Critics Association)

The Prize of German Film Critics is the only German film prize awarded exclusively by critics. The prize has an impressive reputation, and is not based on economic, country, or political criteria, but solely on an artistic criterion. In the past, the prize was also awarded to outstanding films and directors of the year; it …

German Screenplay Award for Alumnus Julian Radlmaier

DFFB alumnus Julian Radlmaier and his screenplay ‘Blutsauger’ has won the Golden Lola 2019 for the best unfilmed screenplay. At the reception of the Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (VDD) (German Film Critics Association) held during the 69th Berlinale, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, awarded the prize to Radlmaier. The prize …

UP.GRADE involved with 25 films screening at this year’s Berlinale

UP.GRADE has always been close to the Berlinale and people often ask if they can watch projects graded by UP.GRADERs at the festival. So it’s our pleasure to share with you a list of films graded by UP.GRADERs that are playing this year – as well as all the films graded (and even edited) by our terrific UP.GRADE lecturers!   Films graded by …

Angela Schanelec, Max Linz, David Dietl, and other DFFB Alumni at the Berlinale

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival presents nine films created with the participation of DFFB alumni.   ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER (I WAS AT HOME, BUT) from graduate Angela Schanelec screens in competition. The film tells the story of a mother and her 13-year-old son, who returns home without a saying word after disappearing for …