Film North Strongly Represented Berlinale 2018


Film North Strongly Represented Berlinale 2018

Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is represented by 18 funded productions and several events at the 68th Berlinale. There is hope for a Golden Bear for director Emily Atef, whose drama "3 Days in Quiberon" is competing.

The international film industry is converging from 15th to 25th February at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is represented by eight funded productions in the official programme and ten productions in the "LOLA@Berlinale" series.

Official Programme

This year's competition features the drama 3 Days in Quiberon (Rohfilm Factory, Berlin), about the famous interview by the Hamburg-based Stern journalist Michael Jürgs with the internationally celebrated actress Romy Schneider. Director Emily Atef shot her film on location in the Bretagne and in Hamburg as well as on the isle of Fehmarn in Schleswig-Holstein.

The series "Perspektive Deutsches Kino" 2018 is showing Julian Pörksen's debut film and road movie Whatever Happens Next (The Storybay, Hamburg). The production The Silent Classroom (Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion) by award-winning director and scriptwriter Lars Kraume is featured as a "Berlinale Special". The Dutch-German co-production My Giraffe (Hamster Film, Hamburg) by director Barbara Bredero will particularly appeal to children and is shown in the section "Generation Kplus". The documentary film Family Life (Wendländische Filmkooperative) by Rosa Hannah Ziegler is shown in the section "Panorama". Two productions have made it into this year's "Forum" section: Berlinale visitors can enjoy Gerd Kroske's documentary SPK Komplex (realistfilm) and Casanovagen by director Luise Donschen. "Forum Expanded" features the HfbK graduation film Before I Forget by Hamburg-based director Mariam Mekiwi.


In cooperation with Deutsche Filmakademie and German Films, the Berlinale market series "LOLA@Berlinale" presents the international industry audience with films that have been pre-selected for the 2018 Deutscher Filmpreis. The programme includes ten funded films:

Into the Fade by Fatih Akin (bombero int./ Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)

Once Upon a Time in Indian Country by İlker Çatak (Riva Film)

Do You Sometimes Feel Burnt Out and Empty? by Lola Randl (Coin Film GmbH)

Magical Mystery by Arne Feldhusen (Razor Film Produktion)

Only God Can Judge Me by Özgür Yildirim (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)

Tehran Taboo by Ali Soozandeh (Little Dream Entertainment)

Happy by Carolin Genreith (CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

National Bird by Sonia Kennebeck (Ten Forward Films)

Rabbit School by Ute von Münchow-Pohl (Akkord Film Produktion)

Richard the Stork by Reza Memari and Toby Genkel (Ulysses Filmproduktion)



Panel: Sustainability on Set
Saturday, 17.02.2018, 2.30pm, at Vertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg beim Bund
FFHSH is hosting its fourth Green Panel at Vertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg in Berlin. The panel is presented by film journalist Birgit Heidsiek, the sixth edition of whose magazine »Green Film Shooting« is published at the Berlinale in cooperation with FFHSH.

European Film Market
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is represented at the European Film Market, Martin Gropius-Bau, at the stand of Focus Germany, the association of Germany's eight major film-funding institutions.

The Berlinale features the Hamburg Film Brunch at Vertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, as well as the Baltic Motion Berlinale Reception, hosted by the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, Filmwerkstatt Kiel and Nordic Film Days Lübeck.