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2015 - 14th Audi Festival of German Films

Two famous poets left their mark on the 14th Audi Festival of German Films: Murnau's 1926 adaptation of Goethe's “Faust” was staged with a live soundtrack by well-known media artist Thomas Köner, while the Opening Night film in Sydney and Melbourne “Beloved Sisters” told the story of Friedrich Schiller's love triangle with two sisters. Florian Stetter who acts the part of the young writer in the film was a guest of the 2015 festival.More ...

2014 - 13th Audi Festival of German Films

2014 saw a first shy then fierce Nadeshda Brennicke rob banks as Gisela Werler in 60s Germany, Angus McGruther bring some horror to the theatres and many special events as well as enticing discussions.More ...

2013 - 12th Audi Festival of German Films

The 12th Audi Festival of German Films came to eight Australian cities, for the first time reaching Newcastle and Byron Bay. Georg Mass Two Lives had its world premiere at the festival and went on to win the audience award.More ...

2012 - 11th Audi Festival of German Films

2012 saw the festival in in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, once again bringing a fine selection of German films to Australia. Star guest was the successful German director Leander Haußmann.More ...

2011 - Celebrating Ten Years of the Festival of German Films in Australia

Reflecting on the first ten years of the Festival of German films, it is so satisfying to observe the incredible growth of the festival the range of films shown, and the developing interest by the audience.More ...

2010 - 9th Audi Festival of German Films

For the 9th Audi Festival of German Films in 2010, a total of 32 films were selected, with more than 180 screenings taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. Attendances were up by around 25% compared with 2009, which gave us the chance to show the movies to more than 25,000 guests. During and after the festival, we received more positive comments than ever and found our audiences interested, engaged and still wanting more. Our festival guests Sönke Wortmann, Erica Fischer and Anke Sterneborg were welcomed warmly by audiences and the press.More ...

2009 - 8th Audi Festival of German Films

A total of 31 films were selected for the 8th German Film Festival 2009 in Australia which took place in several venues across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in April. The 2009 festival did not only have the largest selection of films ever, but also reached more people than any other Festival of German Films before in Australia. Our festival guests Anna Maria Muehe and Robert Stadlober proved to be very popular with a surprising number of old and new fans. Our four panel discussions as well as the seminars involved the audience in ongoing dialogue.More ...

2008 - 7th Audi Festival of German Films

A total of 22 films were selected for the 7th Audi Festivial of German Films 2008 in Australia which took place at the Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in April.
Jürgen Vogel, one of our Festival guests, has starred in six films: Rabbit Without Ears – which received the audience award: The Golden Gnome, The Wave, Where is Fred?, Shattered Glass, Naked, and Duel in the Night.More ...

2007 - 6th Festival of German Films

A total of 20 films were selected for the 6th German Film Festival 2007 in Australia which took place at the Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in April.
The highlights included Chris Kraus’s award winning film "Four Minutes" starring Hannah Herzsprung, and a screening of Dietmar Post’s and Lucia Palacios’s music feature-length documentary "Monks – The Transatlantic Feedback".More ...

2006 - 5th Festival of German Films

A mix of 18 exclusive German feature and short films were chosen for the Festival of German Films 2006, which took place at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, at Southern Cinemas in Brisbane and at Electric Shadows in Canberra in April.The highlights took in Fred Breinersdorfer‘s introduction to the screening of the award-winning film “Sophie Scholl – The final days” and panel discussions on "Strong Woman" and "Which future for the Arthouse" located in Melbourne and Sydney.More ...

2005 - 4th Festival of German Films

A diverse selection of 16 feature and 15 short films were selected for the 4th year of the Festival of German Films 2005. The festival took place at the Chauvel and Valhalla Cinema in Sydney, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, at Southern Cinemas in Brisbane and at Electric Shadows in Canberra in May. The main attractions included a screening of Edgar Reitz’s masterpiece “Heimat 3” and a viewing of "Música Cubana" with a party at the Performance Space.More ...

2004 - 3rd Festival of German Cinema

A mix of 16 eclectic and versatile German films were chosen for the 3rd Festival of German Cinema 2004, which took place at the Chauvel Cinema and Valhalla in Sydney, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne and at the Southbank Cinemas in Brisbane in April. The highlights included a screening of Jo Baier’s masterpiece “Swabian Children” and "Operation Valkyrie” and a presentation of Arthur Hofer’s short film program.More ...

2003 - 2nd BMW Festival of German Cinema

The Festival of German Cinema 2003 in Australia screened 14 ground breaking German films at the Chauvel and Valhalla Cinema in Sydney, and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne in August.
The highlights of the festival included the screening of "The Manns: Novel of a Century" in three parts and Robert Wiene’s masterpiece "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment arranged and performed by Aljoscha Zimmermann and Ensemble.More ...

2002 - 1st BMW Festival of German Cinema

17 films had been selected for the inaugural German Film Festival in Australia which took place at Palace Cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne in September.
Highlights included a retrospective with films starring Moritz Bleibtreu and a screening of Fritz Lang’s masterpiece “Metropolis” with live music by Germany's Aljosha Zimmermann and his Ensemble.More ...