Three FFF-funded films at the 67th Berlinale

Three FFF funded productions will be presented at the 67th Berlinale (9.-19.2.2017). Volker Schlöndorffs drama Return to Montauk will be celebrating its world premiere in the Competition of the festival. In Times of Fading Light by Matti Geschonneck will be represented in the section Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast and Rabbit School - Guardians of the Golden Egg by Ute von Münchow-Pohls in the section Generation Kplus.

The complete programme of the Competition and Berlinale Special will be announced soon.


Cartoon Digital 2016 Seminar: creating entertainment for connected screens

Cartoon Digital is a top-level seminar about the latest developments in digital animation and entertainment for connected screens.29 speakers will rally from 6-8 December in Munich to lead a 3-day conference on how the combination of Internet and mobility have opened great creative and business opportunities for animation content owners and producers.

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Filmschoolfest Munich

Up-and-coming filmmakers from 21 countries will present their short films at the 36th Filmschoolfest Munich, dealing with desperate isolation, digital immigrants and daring girls.

From November 13 to 19th, film students from all over the world will present their latest short films, under this year's motto "Some Like It Short". A multifaceted program awaits the audience in Munich: Along with politically and socially relevant issue films, dealing with subjects like the refugee crisis, love in the digital age and the search for personal meaning in life, the selection also offers off-beat comedy and unusual experimental films that push the envelope in exciting ways.

At the end of the week, there are sizeable prizes to be won: €53,500 all in all. This year will introduce an Audience Award donated by the Friends of Filmfest Munich, as well as an Animation Award donated by digital service provider zweiB. Another first is the "Female Filmmakers for a Better Future Award”.

In addition to the film program, the 36th Filmschoolfest Munich will present the Filmschool Lectures in the Red Cinema at Munich film school HFF: Under the title of "Celebrating 30 Years of La Fémis", they will honor legendary French film school La Fémis on Nov. 15. On Nov. 16, "Writers Rock!" offers advice to budding screenwriters. On Nov. 17, Prof. Henning Patzner will examine how social media, advertising and online porn keep people from going to the movies in his lecture entitled "Now! Fast! For Free!"

The gala opening of the 36th FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH will take place at Munich film school HFF on November 13th. The festival films will be screened in the Munich Film Museum, St. Jakobs-Platz 1, from Nov. 14 to 19. Around 60 young filmmakers from around the world will attend. You can find the complete festival program online  under