Leipzig, 26. October 2020
63rd Edition of DOK Leipzig Starting Today
Today marks the beginningn of the 63rd edition of the Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, aka DOK Leipzig. Until November 1,150 films and XR works will be presented at nine venues across the city, as well as online. This year, all DOK Industry events are held exclusively online.
Leipzig, 28. July 2020
Małgorzata Szumowska’s "Never Gonna Snow Again" Part of Venice Competition
The drama "Never Gonna Snow Again" by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert, which has been co-funded by MDM via the German-Polish Film Fund, will have its world premiere at the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival.
Leipzig, 01. March 2020
MDM-Funded Films Scoop Up 3 Awards at 70th Berlin International Film Festival
The German camera operator Jürgen Jürges was awarded the Silver Bear for an "outstanding artistic contribution" to the MDM-funded drama "DAU. Natasha" by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Jekaterina Oertel. In the Panorama section, the drama "Father" ("Otac") by Serbian director Srdan Golubovic picked up both the audience award and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
Leipzig, 19. February 2020
Berlinale 2020 Features 15 MDM-Funded Films
Tomorrow will be the kick-off of the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. This year’s festival line-up includes 15 films realized with funding by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM).
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).
Leipzig, 18. February 2019
MDM-Funded Short Film “Umbra“ Snatches Golden Bear
For their MDM-funded short film "Umbra", Florian Fischer and Johannes Krell were awarded a Golden Bear by the International Short Film jury at the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Thomas Heise’s documentary "Heimat is a Space in Time" grabbed the Caligari Prize. In addition, the children’s film "My Extraordinary Sumer with Tess" by Steven Wouterlood received an honorable mention by the Generation Kplus international jury.
Leipzig, 19. April 2018
Three films with backing from MDM at Cannes film festival
Cannes 2018 line-up includes world premieres of "Ayka", "Donbass" and "Chris the Swiss".
Leipzig, 25. February 2018
Golden Bear and three more awards for films supported by MDM at the 68. Berlinale
"Touch Me Not" by Adina Pintilie and "In the Aisles" by Thomas Stuber have received a total of four prizes at this year’s 68. Berlinale.
Leipzig, 07. November 2017
Görliwood® wins European Film Location Award of the Decade
Görlitz with its sets for the OSCAR®-winning comedy „The Grand Budapest Hotel” ist the winner of the „European Film Location Award of the Decade”.
Leipzig, 27. July 2017
"Oblivion Verses" celebrates world premiere in Venice
The MDM-funded film "Oblivion Verses" will celebrate its world premiere in the Orrizonti competition at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30.08.–09.09.2017).
Leipzig, 12. July 2017
"Three Peaks" on the Piazza Grande in Locarno
The MDM-funded film "Three Peaks" will celebrate its world premiere on the Piazza Grande at the 70th Festival del Film Locarno (02.-12.08.2017).
Leipzig, 12. June 2017
Ioana Uricaru to start shooting "Lemonade"
Romanian filmmaker Ioana Uricaru has started shooting her film "Lemonade" ealier this week in Montréal. The drama is Uricarus debut full-length feature.
Leipzig, 31. May 2017
"Khibula" in competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
"Khibula" by George Ovashvili will celebrate its world premiere in competition at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Leipzig, 17. May 2017
Cannes Film Festival presents 4 films supported by MDM
Four MDM-funded films are receiving their world premieres at the 70th International Cannes Film Festival, two are contenders for the Golden Palm.
Leipzig, 08. May 2017
"Good bye Berlin" wins EFA Young Audience Award 2017
Young Juries in 31 European Countries have elected "Good Bye Berlin" by Fatih Akin as the winner of the European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2017.
Leipzig, 29. April 2017
MDM-Funded Films Score Nine LOLAs
At the 67th edition of the German Film Awards in Berlin yesterday evening, the German Film Academy honored the MDM-funded films "24 Weeks", "Wild", "Paula" and "Heart of Stone" with a combined nine LOLAs.
Leipzig, 13. April 2017
4 films with backing from MDM at Cannes film festival
Cannes 2017 line-up includes world premieres of "A Gentle Creature", "Jupiters's Moon", "Directions", and "Western".
Leipzig, 23. March 2017
Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon to start shooting “YOLO”
Israeli filmmakers Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon have started shooting their new black comedy “YOLO” earlier this week in Tel Aviv.
Leipzig, 21. March 2017
Hot Docs presents 4 films supported by MDM
Today the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival has announced its line-up for the 2017 edition including the world premiere of “PRE-CRIME”, the new film by Matthias Heeder and Monika Hielscher.
Leipzig, 16. March 2017
28 films funded by MDM nominated for LOLA awards
The German Film Academy has unveiled nominations for the 2017 LOLA Awards with a total of 28 nominees for 7 films supported by MDM.
Leipzig, 09. March 2017
“Muhi – Generally Temporary” in competition at San Francisco International Film Festival
“Muhi – Generally Temporary” by Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander und Tamir Elterman will celebrate its world premiere in competition at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.
Leipzig, 09. December 2016
Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) is the new partner of the Polish-German Film Fund
On 9 December 2016, representatives of the institutions participating in the Polish-German Film Fund: Magdalena Sroka, head of the Polish Film Institute; Peter Dinges, head of...