Guests Confirmed for 2013 Audi Festival of German Films

By April 11, 2013 Events

The Audi Festival of German Films, orchestrated by the Goethe-Institut Australia, is the key event for German culture in Australia’s arts calendar. Showcasing Germany’s thriving creative industry, the festival brings a fine selection of contemporary, award-winning, internationally acclaimed German-language movies with English subtitles to Australian cities, towns and their communities. Building on the success of previous years, we are delighted to be expanding the festival in 2013 to include Newcastle and Byron Bay for the first time. The event is supported by a network of partners, friends and sponsors, many of whom we have worked with for a number of years. The same is true for the independent Australian-German selection jury. This aspect transforms the festival into a truly Australian event of the highest artistic and inspiring ideals, whilst simultaneously acknowledging, and catering to, the cinematic tastes and expectations of local audiences.

In celebration of our 12th anniversary, we’re delighted to confirm that 5 fascinating filmmakers will be visiting Australia for this year’s Festival and will participate in Q&A events and panel discussions in all cities where their films are screening.  The guests are:

Georg Maas, Writer/Director of Two Lives/Pathfinders/New Foundland

Jan Tengeler, Director of Sound of Heimat

Marten Persiel, Director of This Ain’t California

Philippe Mora, Director, Producer, Writer & Star of German Sons

Harald Grosskopf, German Sons


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The festival runs in Sydney from 30th April to 14th May 2013 at the Chauvel Cinema and across Australia from 1st May to 15th May 2013.

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