Filmstiftung-supported „Toni Erdmann“ wins FIPRESCI Critics-Award

23|05|2016 On Saturday, 21. May, the International Society of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) announced awards in three categories, with its award for the best film in the main competition going to Maren Ade’s family dramedy “Toni Erdmann”. The drama had been the first German film for eight years to celebrate its world premiere in the Competition of the Festival de Cannes. [more]


Countdown in Cannes: NRW-funded production „Toni Erdmann“ still the favourite

21|05|2016 The countdown is on at the Croisette: just two more days before the jury of the 69th Festival de Cannes announces the prize-winners of the 2016 edition on Sunday. Whether it is the „Golden Palm“, „Jury Grand Prix“ or one of the numerous other awards - each prize at the world's most important film festival is something rather special. [more]


Half-time at Festival de Cannes: „La sensation allemande“

18|05|2016 Seven days into the 69. Festival de Cannes and still everybody is talking about Maren Ade's NRW-funded competition film "Toni Erdmann". At the press screening the audience broke into spontaneous applause, followed by 15 minutes of standing ovations. The national as well as the international press were filled with enthusiastic reviews.  [more]


Filmstiftung-supported: „Toni Erdmann“ in the Competition at the Cannes Film Festival

29|04|2016 The Filmstiftung-supported international co-production „Toni Erdmann" by Maren Ade, with Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek in the leads, will have its world premiere in the Competition of the 69th Festival de Cannes. In total, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW will be represented in Cannes with three supported films. [more]


International Women’s Film Festival opens in Cologne on 19 April

14|04|2016 The Cologne edition of the International Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne (IFFF) will open on 19 April with the Israeli film „Sufat Chol“ („Sand Storm“) by Elite Zexer. Unique in Germany, the internationally renowned festival is dedicated to filmmaking by women over six days.  [more]



05|04|2016 On the occasion of the MIPTV in Cannes, hosts Petra Müller (FMS) and Helge Jürgens (MBB) welcomed more than 400 international TV executives at German Mip Cocktail in Cannes. The event was organized by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, in cooperation with other partners. [more]


Eurovision Song Contest receives the 16. Charlemagne Medal for European media

07|03|2016 The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will receive the Charlemagne Medal for European Media, the "Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens", on 28. April in Aachen. Ingrid Deltenre, General Director of the European Broadcasting Union, will receive the prize. The laudatory speech will be given by the Swedish musician Björn Kristian Ulvaeus.  [more]


„German Pavilion“ at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival

02|03|2016 The „German Pavilion“ in the International Village of the Marché du Film has now been a long-established meeting place and contact point for accredited festival delegates from the German and international film industries during the international film festival in Cannes. The pavilion's location is ideal for making contacts and having appointments. [more]


Anniversary year in NRW: 25 years of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

26|02|2016 The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Germany's largest regional fund, is turning 25. On 27 Februar 1991, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, represented by Prime-Minister Johannes Rau, and WDR, represented by director-general Friedrich Nowottny, founded the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf.  [more]


„Be different!“ Successful beginning for the second „Drama Series Days“ at the Berlinale

17|02|2016 A successful beginning for the second edition of the „Drama Series Days“ at the „European Film Market“ (EFM) as part of the 66th Berlinale: the focus was on „Commissioning Strategies“ in the Spiegelzelt opposite the Martin Gropius Bau on Monday after the official opening. [more]

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