At this year’s Cologne Conference, independent film production companies based in Cologne will host a meeting at the Kunsthaus Rhenania on Thursday, 9 October, 2014. The event seeks to raise the profile of Cologne’s and North Rhine-Westphalia’s independent film scene and its strong output, and will provide an opportunity to strengthen as well as expand existing networks. While German cinema is routinely the subject of laments and worries, the very active and successful role of movie producers based here in Cologne should not be overlooked. Great auteurs such as Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier frequently collaborate with Cologne production companies, and the works of local documentary filmmakers as well as up-and-coming talents are regularly met with great acclaim, which garners attention from around the world: Cannes, the Berlinale, Venice, or Sundance frequently feature the latest films from Cologne. Industry professionals are invited to join Cologne’s independent producers for beer and bockwursts in a celebration of these achievements.
Film production companies:
2 Pilots Filmproduction, augenschein Filmproduktion, Boogiefilm, Elsani Film, Fruitmarket, Gilles Mann Filmproduktion, Heimatfilm, Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Made in Germany Film, Propellerfilm, Sutor Kolonko, Weydemann Bros.