German Currents Los Angeles
GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Dear Friends and Supporters,
On behalf of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, and German Currents 2020 team, I would like to thank our partners at the American Cinematheque, the German Consulate General, The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, German Films, and our media partners Deutsche Welle, as well as you, our audience for helping make German Currents 2020 a tremendous success.
Over the course of the week-long festival, German Currents presented the best in recent German cinema as a virtual festival, including two special drive-in screenings. Through the virtual Cinema platform, German Currents was able to expand our outreach and share the festival's program with a broader audience and grow as a community of cinema fans. In addition to the 12 feature films, and special Next Generation Short Tiger short film program, German Currents 2020 welcomed Filmmakers Christian Petzold (UNDINE), Caroline Link (WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT), Ilker Çatak (I WAS, I AM, I WILL BE), as well as Filmmaker Michael Venus and Actor Gro Swantje Kohlhof (SLEEP) for special virtual Q&As.
Additionally, Filmmaker Philipp Stölzl, Cinematographer Thomas Kiennast, and Actor Michael Ostrowski (I’VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK) joined us for a live discussion of their film. German Currents also hosted Filmmakers Mariko Minoguchi (RELATIVITY), Daphne Charizani (SISTERS APART), and US Filmmaker Erika Cohn (BELLY OF THE BEAST) as part of a special live virtual discussion – WOMEN FILMMAKERS: THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY – A TRANSATLANTIC DIALOG. Once again, German Currents was able to bring people together from across the globe to watch, discuss, and engage in a dialogue with the world around us through the unique power of cinema.
I invite you to click on the links below to re-visit and enjoy these discussions.
I look forward to German Currents 2021, and to welcoming you all back to experience the best in current German cinema.
All the best
Lien Heidenreich-Seleme & the Goethe team
GERMAN CURRENTS 2020 -FESTIVAL RECAPFILMMAKER DISCUSSIONS | Q&As
UNDINE - Q&A with Director Christian Petzold
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT - Q&A with Director Caroline Link
I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK - Q&A with Director Philipp Stölzl & Cast / Crew
WOMEN FILMMAKERS PANEL: The State of The Industry - A Transatlantic Dialog
SLEEP - Q&A w/ Director Michael Venus & Actor Gro Swantje Kohlhof
I WAS I AM I WILL BE - Q&A with Director Ilker Çatak
COMPLETE FESTIVAL PROGRAM BROCHURE
GERMAN CURRENTS 2020 FESTIVAL TRAILER + PLAYLIST
The German Currents Film Festival 2020 is a co-production of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, and is presented in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, German Films, and media partners Deutsche Welle.