In 2017 the German Films Previews took place for the first time in the city of Nuremberg. Over the course of three days, distributors and buyers from 36 countries had the opportunity to screen 16 new German films in the theater and see additional titles provided through an extensive DVD library as well as upcoming titles in a promo reel. Mariette Rissenbeek, managing director German Films: “The German Previews 2017 proved to be one of the most successful events. A record number of 90 buyers from all over the world commented with great appreciation on the event and several of them made deals on the spot for some of the films of this year’s program. Children’s films, family entertainment and festival runners were among them, demonstrating a wide variety of German filmmaking.”

Among the deals that were made on site: THE CAKEMAKER (Films Boutique) was picked up by Strand Releasing for North America. Both Siyah Beyaz Movies from Turkey and ADS Service from Hungary picked up two titles as well: WELCOME TO GERMANY and FOUR AGAINST THE BANK (both Picture Tree International). WELCOME TO GERMANY was also sold to Taiwan (Swallow Wings) and Poland (Telewizja Polska Channel 1).

German Films Previews 2017 (© Ralf Bürger)