Running Shows! Filmstiftung-backed Master Class on developing series began in Cologne at the weekend

20|06|2016 Three years' work developing compressed into four days: held under the banner of "Running Shows" from Saturday to Tuesday in Cologne, the Entertainment Master Class (EMC) reveals what constitutes the successful work of a showrunner. [more]


„Gotthard – Progress At Any Cost“: world premiere of the Filmstiftung-backed event two-parter on the Piazza Grande in Locarno

15|06|2016 World premiere in a unique setting: the Filmstiftung-backed TV film „Gotthard – Progress At Any Cost“ by Urs Egger will presented as a special screening during the pre-festival on the Piazza Grande, a day before the official opening of the 69th Festival del Film Locarno. [more]


Film- und Medienstiftung NRW celebrates its 25th anniversary today

10|06|2016 25 years! The Summer Industry Get-Together of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW during the NRW Media Forum is part of the anniversary celebrations this year. Founded in 1991 by the federal state of NRW and WDR, it is one of the leading regional film funds in Germany and Europe with an overall average funding budget of around 35 Mio. Euros. [more]


NRW Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft opens NRW Media Forum and ANGA COM in Cologne

08|06|2016 Cologne, 7 June 2016 – As part of a joint kick-off event, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hannelore Kraft, today opened the 28th NRW Media Forum (7 to 9 June) and the 16th ANGA COM (7 to 9 June) at the Cologne Exhibition Centre. In her speech, the Prime Minister called for more online civil courage to oppose coarseness in the internet. [more]


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]

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