Leipzig, 28. August 2019
MDM Closes "Fifty-Fifty" Funding Deal with ZDF Public Television’s Avantgarde Program
MDM and ZDF’s program slot for emerging talent and experimental films, Das kleine Fernsehspiel, have liaised to establish the "Fifty-Fifty" funding scheme to promote up-and-coming filmmakers in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.
Leipzig, 31. July 2019
It’s a Go for "Fabian"
Shooting for Dominik Graf’s "Fabian", an adaptation of the eponymous Erich Kästner novel, began yesterday in the town of Görlitz. The cast includes Tom Schilling, Albrecht Schuch, Saskia Rosendahl, and Meret Becker.
Leipzig, 25. July 2019
"The Perfect Candidate" and "Martin Eden" Enter Venice Competition
The MDM-funded, international co-productions "The Perfect Candidate" by Haifaa Al Mansour and "Martin Eden" by Pietro Marcello are going to premiere at the Competition of the Venice International Film Festival in its 76th edition.
Leipzig, 27. May 2019
Awards Brought Home by MDM-Funded Films in the Cannes Competition
Presided over by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the jury of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival handed out the coveted "palmtree" awards last Saturday night. After its previous recognition by the critics’ association through the FIPRESCI award, the unusual comedy "It Must Be Heaven" by Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman received a special mention from the jury at the awards ceremony. The award of the ecumenical jury went to the equally MDM-funded drama "A Hidden Life" by director Terrence Malick.
Leipzig, 04. May 2019
German Film Prize 2019: Seven Awards Go to MDM-Backed Productions
The drama "Gundermann" by Andreas Dresen was the star of last night’s 69th edition of the German Film Prize, held in Berlin. This unique musician’s portrait, backed by MDM with 600,000 euros, scooped up not only the Golden Lola for best feature film, but also the awards for best directing, best screenplay, best male lead actor, best set design, and best costume design. In addition, the political thriller "Blame Gam by Philipp Leinemann, funded with 250,000 euros, won the Lola for best male supporting actor (Alexander Fehling).