German Films

Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 16
80331 Munich

Phone: +49 89- 599 787-0
Fax: +49 89- 599 787-30
Mail: ed.smlif-namreg@ofni

EFP Representative

Simone Baumann

German Films

"In current times an institution like EFP, which puts European films and talent in focus internationally, is more important than ever. German Films is proud to be working with EFP on promoting the worldwide awareness for European cinema."
Simone Baumann

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Festival Scope

Facts & Figures (2019)
Population 83 million
Screens total 4.961 
Admissions 1.02 billion euros
Average ticket price 8.6 euros
Average admissions per capita 1.4 
National market share 21.5%
Number of feature films produced 78 (2018)
Number of documentaries produced 94 (2018)
Number of co-productions maj. 35/ min. 40 (2018)
Most important co-production countries France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium
Number of national film productions 1011
Number of national film distributors 110 (2017)
Number of national sales agents ca. 15 (2017)
Major national film funds BKM, FFA, DFFF, GMPF
Major film school(s)
· University of Film and Television Munich
· German Film and Television Academy Berlin
· Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
· Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
· Hamburg Media School
· ifs International Film School Cologne
· Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Most popular VOD platforms in your country
Major domestic film press (online and print) Blickpunkt:Film, Filmecho

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Information about German Films
Support schemes for market Distribution Support for international distributors of German films
Support schemes for talent Travel costs support for directors to international festivals
Most important market attendance Berlin, Cannes, Toronto
Special film events inside the country German Films Previews for international distributors
Film weeks/events outside the country Film weeks in Australia, Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires, Brazil, China, New York, Moscow, Turkey
Publications German Films Quarterly, Market Studies, Festival Brochures, Annual Reports, Next Generation Short Tiger
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German Films is the national information and advisory center for the international promotion of German feature, documentary, television and short films.

German Films' range of activities includes:
• organisation of umbrella stands at international television and film markets
• staging of "Festivals of German Films"
• providing information and support for German filmmakers on international festivals
• organisation of the annual NEXT GENERATION / SHORT TIGER short film program
• publications on German film industry (German Films Quarterly), international market analyses and a website
• organisation of the selection procedure for the German Academy Award® entry for the category "Best Foreign Language Film"
• organisation of the "German Films Previews" for international buyers of German films
• selective financial Distribution Support for the foreign releases of German films
• organisation of the annual German-French film meeting,"Rendez-vous franco-allemands du cinéma"together with Unifrance as well as other co-production events.

German Films is one of the 10 founding members of EFP

Selected films

Directed by Christian Petzold
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Directed by Burhan Qurbani
Co-Producer: Leontine Petit
Enfant Terrible
Directed by Oskar Roehler

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European Film Promotion e.V.
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Markéta Santrochová
Czech Film Center

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

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