German Films launches its seventh Face to Face campaign

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– With its seventh edition of the campaign, German Films promotes seven film creators who represent different sections of the film industry

german movies continues its work for the international promotion of German cinema as one of the most important institutions of its kind. This year sees the launch of its seventh edition of the Face to face countryside. Since last year, the concept has changed insofar as to present talents from different sections together, allowing to have a particularly multifaceted look at the new generation of German filmmakers. While the 2021 Face to Face campaign focused on eight women from the departments of cinematography, animation, directing, acting, musical composition and costume design, this edition includes a total of seven female and male representatives from the fields of directing, editing, acting. , production and cinematography. Looking at the biographies of the talents, what stands out is the heterogeneous quality of their artistic and cultural influences, reflecting the diversity of the German reality itself. Moreover, most of them do not only focus on one part of their profession, but perform different tasks at the same time.

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The seven newcomers and up-and-coming talents in this year’s campaign are documentary writer-directors Sarah Noa Bozenhardtwhich is the first feature documentary among us women [+see also:
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was part of the official Dok Leipzig selection last year; actor-producer-screenwriter Sara Fazilatwho recently starred in the drama Nico through Eline Gehring; actor-director jerry hoffman (needle playpen [+see also:
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), who found his breakout role in Burhan Qurbaniis globally acclaimed Shahada [+see also:
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; movie editor Julia Kovalenko (System crash [+see also:
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); writer-director Matthias Luthardt including the new feature Fox, a Franco-German co-production, is currently in post-production; cinematographer and director Zamarin Wahdatincluding the short film Bambirak won Best International Short Film at Sundance in 2021; and finally an actor Anne Zanderwho stars in her first leading role in the ZDF television drama Du sollst hören through Petra K. Wagner and in the Netflix Original movie for jojo directed by Barbara Ott.

“It is a great honor for us to be able to welcome seven talented filmmakers as ambassadors for our campaign this year. Their work addresses issues as diverse as their professional backgrounds and their personal stories,” said the managing director of German Films. Simone Baumann.

The talents were introduced to the international film industry during a panel at this Berlinale.

You can watch this year’s campaign trailer here.

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