German Films

Open your door to a new German cinema full of newcomers and female filmmakers!

Fresh and exciting: Discover the richness and variety of new films from Germany. German Films opens the doors to German cinema around the world by promoting the diversity of productions “made in Germany”.

Face to Face with German Films shines a spotlight on some of the most influential German talents currently working in the industry, who represent just some of the many dynamic 'faces' of German filmmaking today.
2021 focuses on a variety of professions.

Watch films showcasing this year's 8 talents:
ULE BARCELOS (Costume designer) - System Crasher
TUA EL-FAWWAL (Actor) - COCOON
JIEUN YI (Cinematographer) - SUMMER REBELS
FREYA ARDE (Composer) - THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES
SARAH BLAßKIEWITZ (Director) and LORNA ISHEMA (Actor) - PRECIOUS IVIE
LAILA PETERSEN-JAMA (Storyboard artist) - CAPTN SHARKY
ANNEKATRIN HENDEL (Director) - BEAUTY & DECAY

Read all about the 2021 FACES in the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS presskit!

German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) are happy to present the 10th anniversary edition of their initiative NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER! This annual showcase presents the year’s most remarkable new directors and outstanding student short films to international audiences and the film industry. The program combines young talents – the NEXT GENERATION of German cinema – with the best German shorts under 5 minutes – the winners of the FFA’s SHORT TIGER Award 2020.