Serious competition and a look backBerlinale 2019


Serious competition and a look backBerlinale 2019

In February, the eyes of the film world are on Berlin. From 7-17 February, the international film industry is gathering in the German capital for the 69th time. FFHSH is being represented by 21 of its funded projects, including Fatih Akins' horror movie, "The Golden Glove", and Nora Fingscheidt's "System Crasher", two funded films that are taking part in the Competition.

Fatih Akins' The Golden Glove (bombero int./Warner Bros., Hamburg), based on the novel of the same name by Heinz Strunk, is celebrating its premier in the Berlinale Competition. The entire film was shot in Hamburg in 2018. Rising star Jonas Dassler, who is hardly recognisable in his make-up, takes on the role of woman killer Fritz Honka.

Director and screenplay writer Nora Fingscheidt also made it into the Competition with her debut film, System Crasher (Weydemann Bros./Oma Inge Film/kineo Filmproduktion). Helena Zengel plays nine-year-old Benni, who drives her fellow human beings to despair and finds herself sent away by every foster family after only a short period of time. With more than 35 days of filming, the majority of the work took place in Hamburg at the beginning of 2018. The multi-award-winning screenplay won the Emden Screen Play Award 2016, among others.

In All My Loving (Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion/Pandora Film Produktion), director Edward Berger draws us into the incredibly turbulent life of the Hoffmann siblings as part of the Berlinale Panorama. Lars Eidinger, Hans Löw and Nele Mueller-Stöfen take on the roles of the protagonists and also collaborated with Berger on writing the screenplay. Filming took place in Wedel, just outside Hamburg, in 2018.

In Beauty and Decay (it works!), filmmaker Annekatrin Hendel follows Berlin icon Sven Marquardt and two of his companions from the East Berlin punk scene whose careers are characterised by their artistic view of the world. The film was funded by Filmwerkstatt Kiel and is running in the Panorama at Berlinale.

Director Bernd Schoch has made it to the Berlinale Forum with his documentary Olanda (Fünferfilm, Hamburg), which tells the story of some mushroom collectors in the southern Carpathians of Romania, whose mushrooms are mostly sold abroad for several times the price – a comparison of the microcosm and international economic structures.

Louis Fried can be seen in the Berlinale Shorts with Flexible Bodies.

In the Retrospective, Homage and anniversary special Panorama 40, audiences can look forward to seeing a total of ten classic films from the north of Germany.


Bandits (Olga Films)
Regie: Katja von Garnier
Drehbuch: Katja von Garnier, Uwe Wilhelm

Bungalow (Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion)
Regie: Ulrich Köhler
Drehbuch: Ulrich Köhler, Henrike Goetz

Charlotte Rampling – The Look (Prounen Film)
Regie + Drehbuch: Angelina Maccarone

Ein Fest für Beyhan (Martin Rohrbeck Filmproduktion)
Regie: Ayşe Polat

Female Misbehavior (Hyena Films)
Regie + Drehbuch: Monika Treut

Im Kreise der Lieben (Josefine Filmproduktion)
Regie + Drehbuch: Hermine Huntgeburth

Die Mitspeisenden
Regie + Drehbuch: Hermine Huntgeburth

MAX (Hyena Films)
Regie + Drehbuch: Monika Treut

Nie wieder schlafen - nie mehr zurück (Pia Frankenberg Musik- und Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG )
Regie: Pia Frankenberg
Drehbuch: Pia Frankenberg, Karin Aström

Töchter zweier Welten (Gülsen-Film)
Regie + Drehbuch: Serap Berrakkarasu


LOLA at Berlinale:

25 km/h (Sunnysideup Film GmbH)
Regie: Markus Goller
Drehbuch: Oliver Ziegenbalg

Fly Rocket Fly (Lunabeach TV und Media, Hamburg)
Regie + Drehbuch: Oliver Schwehm

Kleine Germanen (brave new work, Hamburg)
Regie: Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh
Drehbuch: Frank Geiger, Armin Hofmann, Mohammad Farokhmanesh

Talking Money (credo:film; solo:film)
Regie + Drehbuch: Sebastian Winkels

Von Bienen und Blumen (Detailfilm, Hamburg)
Regie + Drehbuch: Lola Randl



Panel: Sustainability in Motion
Saturday, 09.02.2019, 14:30, at the association in the Hamburg State delegation
For the fifth time, FFHSH is holding a Green Panel at the Hamburg State delegation in Berlin. Moderation will be carried out by film journalist Birgit Heidsiek, whose seventh edition of the journal "Green Film Shooting" will be released at Berlinale in cooperation with FFHSH.

European Film Market
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein is being represented at the European Film Market in the Martin Gropius building at the Focus Germany stand, which is an amalgamation of the eight largest film subsidy organisations in Germany.

During Berlinale, the Hamburg Film Brunch will take place at the Hamburg State delegation, as well as the Baltic Motion reception, which is hosted by the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Filmwerkstatt Kiel and the Nordischen Filmtage Lübeck.


Foto: bombero int./warner bros./Boris Laewen