Film maker from Hamburg sentenced

Mohammad Rasoulof
According to Filmfest Hamburg, director Mohammad Rasoulof, who lives in Hamburg and Tehran, has been sentenced to one year in prison in Iran. Rasoulof received an award for his drama "A Man of Integrity" at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. ... more

Board Games 2.0

VRHAM! Hamburg
Virtual Reality & Arts Festival VRHAM! is back for a second edition! From 7–15 June, visitors to the Oberhafen area in Hamburg, Germany, will be immersed in breath-taking artistic worlds. The Hamburg Residencies will also be in attendance; two exciting artists who will be developing their art as part of the festival. ... more

The North-German women of film on the Croisette

72nd Cannes Film Festival
The most important film festival in the world is back again and North Germany is being represented on the Croisette by some top-class women filmmakers: Director Shahrbanoo Sadat and Lübeck producer Katja Adomeit are in the running in the "Quinzine de Réalisateurs" category with their drama 'The Orphanage', while Fatih Akins producer Nurhan Şekerci-Porst is sitting on the jury of the renowned "Un Certain Regard". ... more

Serious competition and a look back

Berlinale 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. ... more

Three Angels for the Elbphilharmonie

Mayoral Set Visit
Hollywood in Hamburg: On Friday evening, Hamburg's Prime Minister Peter Tschentscher met director and actress Elizabeth Banks at the filming of 'Charlie's Angels' in the Elbphilharmonie. ... more

Crime, War and Hours of Therapy

Hamburg Film Festival 2018
Eleven films funded by FFHSH are on the programme for the 26th Hamburg Film Festival, among them successful film festival participants, “Another day of Life” and “Sibel”. The films will be shown alongside several industry events and film location tours. ... more

Immersive Technology as a Punk Moment – Masterclass with Simon Wilkinson

Filmfest Hamburg 2018
With examples from Central Asia, Latin America and Africa, transmedia artist and VR expert Simon Wilkinson shows us at Filmfest Hamburg 2018 what VR is all about. Visit his masterclass at 4th October for free. ... more

VR Connect: 3 cities, one conference

A view to the future
90 pairs of VR goggles, three locations, and a whole lot of fiberoptic cable: Last Tuesday, VR CONNECT hosted the first trinational virtual reality conference where attendees in Malmö, Aarhus and Hamburg were able to plunge into virtual worlds at the same time. ... more

Maria Köpf leaves Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Managing Director position to be re-advertised
Maria Köpf, Managing Director of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH), has advised the company’s Board of Directors that she will not renew her contract past March 31, 2019. ... more

Cannes Classics pay Homage to Ingmar Bergman

71st Cannes Film Festival
This year, there are two movies representing northern Germany at the Cannes Film Festival: Margarethe von Trotta's homage 'Searching for Ingmar Bergman' will have its world premiere in the "Cannes Classics" category; and animated movie 'Another Day of Life' will be playing out of competition. Both movies are backed by Hamburg production houses. ... more

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. ... more

Constructing a Sea View

3 Days in Quiberon - Behind the Scene
The town of Südstrand on the Schleswig-Holstein holiday island Fehmarn was one of the main locations for the feature film 3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef about three consequential days in the life of Romy Schneider. ... more

Like an onion that is slowly peeled

Interview Fatih Akin + Nurhan Sekerci-Porst
World premiere in Cannes, Critics' Choice winner and a Golden Globe: things could not go any better for the Hamburg-based In the Fade director Fatih Akin and producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst. ... more

Location Expertise

Interview with Nic Diedrich
Location Scout Nic Diedrich knows all the secret hidden places and mysterious nooks and crannies in the Hanseatic city and surrounding area. ... more


FFHSH on Boulevard de la Croisette
Northern Germany is particularly well represented at the upcoming 70th Cannes Film Festival, with four FFHSH-funded films included in the Festival programme. Of these, one is in the Competition section. ... more

Screen Talent Europe

Network to bolster young filmmakers
“Screen Talent Europe” is a network to bolster young filmmakers in northern Europe and to build an international co-production platform for young filmmakers in the north. ... more

Berlinale 2017

Films and events from northern Germany
18 funded films are on the programme of the 67. Berlin International Film Festival from 9. to 19.2.2017. FFHSH is on location at the European Film Market and presents various events. ... more

New Head of FFHSH

Support & Accompaniment
Maria Köpf, former producer and co-director of X-Filme Creative Pool and Zentropa Entertainment Berlin, is the new Managing Director of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. ... more

Beach motifs

The land between the seas
Schleswig-Holstein provides an abundance of beach and coast motifs along its North and Baltic Sea coastlines. Endless sandy beaches, high cliffs and green dykes are popular with tourists and as shooting locations. ... more

Site Support

Interview with Zentropa Hamburg
The third Jussi Adler Olsen adaptation Conspiracy of Faith is currently being shot by Hans Petter Moland in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, and is produced by Fabian Gasmia and Henning Kamm of Zentropa Hamburg. ... more

Shades of Green

Do we need rules to take responsibility?
Green Film Shooting and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein invite you to a panel discussion during the Berlin Film Festival about sustainability in Film and TV production.
... more

Complex View

Interview: Verena Gräfe-Höft & Ilona Schultz
Two Scandinavian-German co-productions with participation from Hamburg are premiering at this year’s Berlinale. FFHSH spoke to the respective producers Verena Gräfe-Höft and Ilona Schultz. ... more

New Partnership

A boost to Danish-German stories
A new Danish-German initiative is set up to encourage even more creative partnership between Danish and German filmmakers. ... more
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