Report

New: Online film distribution 99.media (France)

For some weeks now, the French organisation 99.media, based in Lyon (F), has been recommending itself as a provider and distributor of short documentaries. The online platform has been in existence since 2015. The organisation is also the initiator of a one-day film festival of the same name, held in a café in Lyon. According to co-founder Jérôme Plan, however, it was only now, after there had been requests from film clubs for film copies, that the idea of offering films that had previously only been streamed online for screening in cinemas was born. Read More

Awards

Awards April 2019

  crossing europe filmfestival, Linz (A) || 30.04.2019 Local Artist Sachpreis: FLEISCHWOCHEN, Joachim Iseni, A Innovative Award – Local Artist: ANIMISTICA, Nikki Schuster, A / D / Mex Creative Region… Read More

Awards

Awards March 2019

Festival international de films de femmes, Créteil (F) || 31.03.2019 Meilleur court métrage étranger: THE DIVINE WAY, Ilaria Di Carlo, D Meilleur court métrage français: LA BOUCLE, Vanda Braems, F… Read More

Portrait

In Danger and Deep Distress, the Middleway Spells Certain Death
The film collective Spengemann / Eichberg / Goldkamp / Hans

Spengemann, Eichberg, Goldkamp, Hans – four names arranged in a circle appear at the end of the credits of several short films that were made in the context of the HFBK Hamburg (University of Fine Arts Hamburg) since 2014. The four filmmakers flippantly describe the logo, composed of their surnames, as a “sticker”: a sticker can be attached to a film, but should not infringe upon it in any way. Read More

Awards

Awards January 2019

Österreichischer Filmpreis (A) || 31.01.2019 Bester Kurzfilm: ENTSCHULDIGUNG, ICH SUCHE DEN TISCHTENNISRAUM UND MEINE FREUNDIN, Bernhard Wenger, A   Robert Prisen || 31.01.2019 Årets kortfilm Fiktion / Animation: MAJA, Marijana… Read More

Topic

New Festival Types Exploiting Deluge of Films

The first two articles on the subject of film festivals focused on rip-off, pseudo festivals, as well as on a new type of festival being held in city-centre cinemas. The third part of the series is exploring the consequences of this development for the existing film and festival landscape, which is characterised by a deluge of films and a glut of festivals. Conclusions must be drawn from this that challenge all those involved to find new approaches: The filmmakers, festival organisers and cinema operators, as well as those on the film funding and support policy level. Read More