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Kim Ki-duk winner of the Douglas Sirk Award at the 2012 Filmfest Hamburg

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The winner of the Douglas Sirk Award at the 2012 Filmfest Hamburg has been decided. This year the prize will be awarded to the South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. During the prize-giving ceremony, Filmfest Hamburg will be hosting the German premiere of his latest film Pieta. Kim Ki-duk will be present. ...

Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg

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Award winning Kashmiri film to open 20th Filmfest Hamburg The 20th edition of Filmfest Hamburg has announced its opening movie:an award winning Indo-American co-production which is set in Kashmir. The red carpet will be rolled out at the port city's CinemaxX Dammtor next month for the screening of "Valley of Saints" in the presence of its  New York-based director Musa Sayeed and Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz. Also lined up to attend are the film's producer Nicholas Bruckma...

Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20

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Filmfest Hamburg TURNS 20 Filmfest Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anniversary celebrations will takeplace between September 27th to October 6th, 2012 with an audience of over 40,000 expected. One of them being Hamburg’s 1st Mayor Olaf Scholz: „For the past 20 years, Filmfest Hamburg has been a constant fixture in the cultural landscape of the city. With its broad range of current and outstanding productions from all over the world, it is exemp...

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29th Hamburg Short Film Festival: Call for Entries

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Call for entries Wherever you are in the world, and whether you are reading this at your film academy, in your basement, secret laboratory or elsewhere: We want you to film! We, the 29th Hamburg International Short Film Festival and our competitions (international, no budget, national)! Only you can make Hamburg watch in awe and rub its eyes in disbelief from 4 June to 10 June 2013. And for the next generation of short film fans: From 2 June to 9 June 2013 the 15th Mo&Friese Children Sho...

“Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg

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How do I finance my film project via Internet? Get the answer to this question this year at the so called “Green Camp” at Filmfest Hamburg. This digital one-day conference on October 8, 2010 is targeting professionals from the film industry. The main objective is to find out how filmmakers can marketing their projects via social media tools as facebook, twitter or kickstarter. The Green Camp is supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.This year's focus is on the financing of en...

Strawberry Fields: 50 Years The Beatles at Filmfest Hamburg

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„I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg.“ (John Lennon)Filmfest Hamburg 2010 is honouring The Beatles with the section „Strawberry Fields“. Exactly 50 years ago the Fab Four had their first performance in St. Pauli. Then they got world famous. Another anniversary: John Lennon would have been 70 years old. Reason enough to show a film about his widely unknown early years.Filmfest Hamburg will show on October 2nd the film „Nowhere Boy“ (director: Sam Taylor W...

Michel Award at Filmfest Hamburg 2010

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The Zieglerfilm Köln GmbH funds and hands out the Michel Award this year at the 8th Michel Kinder- und JugendFilmfest of Filmfest Hamburg 2010. The award includes prize money of 5000 euros. The patronage for this year’s Michel Kinder und JugendFilmfest is shared: award-winning actor Kai Wiesinger along with his wife and colleague Chantal de Freitas. ...

Made in Prag Presents Czech Films and Young Producers in Hamburg

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In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the twin-city relationship between Prague and Hamburg, Czech Film Center has teamed up with Kinematheka Humburk to host a film festival coupled with a meeting for producers. From June 23 – 27, Made in Prag will present dozens of Czech feature films to Hamburg audiences for the first time. The bill of fare for the 5-day festival is rounded out by a section profiling of Prague and three blocks of short films made by film school stu...

Filmfest Hamburg turns green

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This year's focus of the 'Filmfest Hamburg 2010' is 'Three Colours Green'. It involves a short film competition for film students from all over Germany as well as a film section on the environment. The municipal authority for urban planning and environment helped developing the concept, which revolves around Hamburg being European Green Capital 2011. The title 'European Green Capital' is awarded to a European city for outstanding efforts and achievements in preserving the environment as well as ...

New faces at Hamburg FilmFest

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Filmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinema ticket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved', a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann' in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. "The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into another world for decades; a world of film...

New faces within the Filmfest Hamburg team

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New Logo and New Faces at Filmfest HamburgFilmfest Hamburg (30th September to 9th October 2010) has a new logo: a cinematicket with a perforated stub, sporting the respective year. The logo and corporate identity were designed by the agency ‘loved’, a subsidiary of the advertising company ‘kempertrautmann’ in Hamburg, who has been developing the Filmfest Hamburg campaign since 2009. “The idea was to put the entry ticket into the limelight. After all, it has been granting access into an...

“Green Movement” at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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Since 28th September 2009, the 17th Filmfest Hamburg has been apprehended by the Iranian “Green Movement” for independence. Filmfest guests are spontaneously joining the peaceful resistance movement, and are showing their solidarity by having photographs taken of them wearing green scarves. The “green wave” was initiated at the festival by exiled Iranian director Sepideh Farsi (“Tehran Without Permission”). Farsi is not only being supported by her Iranian directing colleagues, but ...

Pheline Roggan is patroness of 7th Michel Children's and Youth Filmfest

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Hamburg - "Soul Kitchen" star Pheline Roggan is represented in several roles at the 17th Filmfest Hamburg: as a premiere guest on 24th September 2009 for one of the starring roles in Fatih Akin's Filmfest Hamburg opening film and on 25th September 2009 as patroness of the Michel Children's and Youth Filmfest. After the Michel opening, Roggan will be on the red carpet for the Filmfest Hamburg TV section's opening film "Mörder auf Amrum" by Markus Imboden. The 28-year-old from Hamburg has previou...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17th Filmfest Hamburg hosts first Film Camp of the North

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Hamburg's first BarCamp for filmmakers will take place on 2nd October at the 17th Filmfest Hamburg. The "Digital Film Camp@Filmfest Hamburg", also referred to as DFC@Filmfest Hamburg, will feature filmmakers and Web 2.0 specialists discussing the digital future of film. Berlin's second "Digital Film Camp" ended on 17th April this year, posing the question "How do filmmakers work and finance themselves in the Web 2.0 Era?" The event was hosted and organized by Simon Chapuzzeau, owner of HomeBase ...

17th Filmfest Hamburg with new Head of Protocol

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Ruth Rockenschaub will be Head of Protocol at this year’s Filmfest Hamburg. The professional dubbing artist for animated cinema films and audio books, who also works as a radio presenter, singer and musician, is looking forward to her new challenge. The reason Rockenschaub humorously gives for her cooperation with Filmfest Hamburg is that “this was the one most suitable opportunity offered to me to express my many talents and my natural authority for such little money.” It remains a secret...

17th Filmfest Hamburg opens with "Soul Kitchen" by Fatih Akin

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On 24th September 2009 "Soul Kitchen" will open the 17th Filmfest Hamburg, celebrating its German premiere at Cinemaxx Dammtor. "Soul Kitchen" is the sixth feature film by renowned director and producer Fatih Akin. The film's extraordinary cast reads like a best-of of Akin's films: Adam Bousdoukos of "Short Sharp Shock", Moritz Bleibtreu of "In July" and "Solino" and Birol Ünel of "Head On". For Festival Director Albert Wiederspiel "Soul Kitchen" signifies "a declaration of love for the metrop...

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz (Head of Communications and Press) Telephone: +49 - (0)40 - 399 19 00-29 or -17 e-mail: presse@filmfesthamburg.de Filmfest Hamburg GmbH Steintorweg 4 20099 Hamburg The office will be occupied as of 2nd June 2009 on weekdays between 10am and 6pm.   Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She acc...

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Ms. Silke Cecilia Schultz, Head of the Press and Communication Department of Filmfest Hamburg

New press team at 17th Filmfest Hamburg

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As of 2nd June 2009, Silke Cecilia Schultz will take over the direction of the communications and press department at Filmfest Hamburg. Silke Cecilia Schultz works as a freelance scriptwriter in Hamburg. She accompanies prospective scriptwriters as a teacher at Filmschule Hamburg-Berlin where she teaches dramaturgy and film genres. She previously worked as press officer and head of the press association EXPO 2000 Hannover GmbH and was an employee of the Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (lit: dep...

Filmfest Hamburg

FILMFEST HAMBURG is a yearly international festival in 5 venues. The sections of this Northern German festival are: Agenda, Eurovisuell, Made-For-TV Movies, Nordlichter (Northern Lights), Voilà, Deluxe, Vitrina and Michel Children`s und Youth Film Fest.

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About 150 international films will meet the extraordinary Hamburg audience and run for several competitions: Best Short Film (gay/lesbian/transgender); Best full length German/European/International/Documentary Film).

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