At the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival that just ended, more than 400 films from 70 countries and regions participated in the screening, of which 24 films were shortlisted in the competition and 19 participated in the contest ‘.
With the successful conclusion of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, 2013, Glashütte began a proud memory of this important and successful 10 days. As in previous years, the Glashütte Lounge on the 24th floor of the Kelhof Building in Potsdamer Platz is a popular meeting place for actors, directors, producers and journalists from all over the world; The lounges meet and talk about filmmaking, interviews and interviews.
Glashütte’s guests this year include Tir Schweig and Shia LaBeouf and their crew. Before the film ‘Charlie’s Death’ premiered, they gathered in the lounge to warm up. In addition, in the lounge are the famous German actress Susanne Van Posodi and her colleagues in the film ‘Dead Space’, as well as former vocalist Michael Staple of REM. The Babelsburg Film Studios and the Film Museum also take this opportunity to welcome their guests in style to the Glashütte Lounge with its luxurious atmosphere.
Made in Germany-Perspective Partnership
At the opening ceremony of the ‘German Film Unit’ section of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, Jan Spicenbach, due to the impressive treatment of ‘Sound of Stone’, ‘Made in Germany-Perspective Partnership’ The second edition was awarded the title of this year’s competition. The prize is worth 15,000 Euros and is funded by the Saxon Watchmaking Factory to support emerging German directors while developing their own projects in the future.
The selection of works is once again performed by a jury composed of well-known actors in the industry: the three members of the jury are Hans Smith, an actor and director, and Nicole Yate, also an actor and director. Krebs and documentary and filmmaker Haynor Descott.
There are 12 projects submitted for this competition, and these projects were written by the participants of the ‘German Film Unit’ in previous years. The jury selected Jan Spikenbach’s project—the treatment of the movie Musical, which was taken in Berlin after World War II. The winner receives a prize and a trophy from a Glashütte watchmaker; the trophy was designed and produced by a young watch apprentice at a watchmaking school under the German watch factory; it symbolizes both filmmaking and watchmaking Symbiotic relationship between arts.
Made in Germany-film dialogue
Further activities include a series of follow-up discussions entitled ‘Made in Germany-Film Dialogue’, which were held in two sessions with Glashütte and the ‘German Film Unit’ of the Berlin Film Festival. More than 100 participants took the opportunity to participate in discussions and talk to filmmakers and industry experts.
Continue partnership until 2016
Glashütte has been a partner of the Berlin International Film Festival since the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. As a successor to more than 165 years of tradition, the Saxon Watchmaking Factory will continue to actively support the art of filmmaking and Berlin’s largest cultural event. On the basis of successful cooperation and the active response of all relevant parties, Glashütte’s partnership with the Berlin Film Festival will be further extended for 3 years to 2016.