In July of 2016 the German Films Previews took place for the 16th time, this time in the city of Bremen. Over the course of three days, 74 distributors and buyers from 33 countries had the opportunity to screen 14 new German films in the theater and see additional titles provided through an extensive DVD library. The event proved to be the perfect setting for effective networking and several deals were made on site: Picture Tree International sold ORIGINAL BLISS to Greece (Danaos Cinema) and to Slovenia and the former Yugoslavian territories (FIVIA d.o.o.) and is in negotiations with other territories, including France, Italy, Benelux and Spain. They also finalized deals to Turkey (with Sinema TV) for FACK JU GOEHTE 2, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY and THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, the latter two were also sold to Italy (Nomad Film Distribution), and Global Screen sold TIME HEROES to Turkey (Medyavizyon). The dramas IN LOVE WITH LOU – A PHILOSOPHER’S LIFE and DOLORES as well as the promos for PAULA and THE INVISIBLES also generated a lot of interest. Mariette Rissenbeek, managing director German Films: “This year’s event was quite unique. We had a number of high-quality family entertainment films combined with high-profile festival films which proved their potential in the competitions of the world’s A-festivals in Shanghai, Moscow and Karlovy Vary just now, and others can be seen at upcoming international festivals this summer and fall. The German Films Previews proved they are attractive for international buyers from all over the world.”

German Films Previews (photo © Kai-Erik von Ahn)