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Three Nominations for DFFB Students at the FIRST STEPS Awards 2021

We are happy to announce three nominations for this year’s FIRST STEPS Awards. Two DFFB production students are nominated for the NO FEAR Award: Tamara Erbe for the film BABY BITCHKA (director: Anna Maria Roznowska, screenwriter: Anna Maria Roznowska & Tamara Erbe, cinematographer: Malte Siepen, production: Tamara Erbe) and Sara Fazilat for NICO (director/screenwriter: Eline …

Romania’s Submission to the Oscars: “Collective” by DFFB Graduate Alexander Nanau

For the first time, Alexander Nanau, DFFB alumnus and successful documentary filmmaker, has submitted a documentary film on behalf of his homeland Romania to compete for the Oscar for Best International Film. In his project COLLECTIVE (director: Alexander Nanau, screenwriter: Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opris, cinematographer: Alexander Nanau, producer: Hanka Kastelicova, Bernard Michaux, Alexander Nanau, …

German Film Critics’ Award 2020 for NACKTE TIERE and GIRAFFE

Yesterday evening, the German Film Critics Association announced the 2020 award winners. The award-winning films also include productions by two DFFB graduates: Melanie Waelde was presented with the Best First Feature Award for her film NAKED ANIMALS. The jury explained its decision with warm words: “Meanwhile, the film itself takes off and dares itself to …

GIRAFFE by DFFB Alumna Anna Sofie Hartmann available on Video on Demand

Demand. The German-Danish film was produced by Komplizen Film in collaboration with Profile Pictures and rbb. Several DFFB students and alumni worked on the project, which celebrated its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2019 and has since experienced a successful film festival tour. The team comprises Jenny Lou Ziegel as cinematographer, Jonas …

DFFB graduation film in competition at the 71st Berlinale

The graduation film WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? by directing graduate Alexandre Koberidze celebrates its world premiere in competition at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. Observing everyday life in Kutaisi, Georgia, with humour and sensitivity, the 150-minute film paints a magical love story that seems impossible, yet ends on …

Five film productions with DFFB participation at the Berlinale 2021

It’s that time again: The 71st Berlin International Film Festival is about to begin. Due to the pandemic, this year’s festival will be divided into two parts: a virtual industry event in March and an audience festival in June. We are delighted that fantastic productions featuring the participation of numerous DFFB alumni will screen in …

Student web series “TALES FROM THE BLUE BUS” now online at ARTE

TALES FROM THE BLUE BUS – GESCHICHTEN AUS ACCRA tells of the tragic journey of seven strangers travelling in an old blue bus that has been cursed by a vengeful goddess. The African-European web series was jointly developed and produced by students of the DFFB, the National Film and Television Institute (Ghana), and the Maisha …

Award for DFFB Students and Alumni at the 42nd Max Ophüls Preis 2021

The 42nd edition of the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in Saarbrücken ended yesterday. The award ceremony on Saturday evening was a joyous one for both DFFB students and alumni:   DFFB student Sara Fazilat was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize for Best Young Actress for her role in NICO (director/screenwriter: Eline Gehring, cinematographer/screenwriter: Francy …