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    Musikstadt Berlin 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    For musicians and music-lovers Berlin is truly a mecca. The city has three operas on the Spree. No, four – I almost forgot the Neuköllner Oper! Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, and Kent Nagano are splendid attractions. Here, the Berliner Philharmonic and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin celebrate world-wide triumphs. Also, the Konzerthaus Berlin on [...]

    Elem Klimov – memorial book 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Even if your mastery of the Russian language is only so-so, don’t miss Elem Klimov, a memorial book edited by Raisa Fomina, Andrei Plakhov, German Klimov and Mariana Murzina. Asked once what Elem Klimov (1933-2003) was like, I likened him to a “Herman Melville hero” – genuine, complex, profound. He was an intellectual, yet a [...]

    Thüringen in Berlin 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    In the capital city of Berlin you will find representative Vertretungen of the various federal states. Moreover, there’s a nice tradition that their administrators often invite guests to cultural functions. For the most part, these are exceptionally jovial and informative gatherings. The tables are covered with fruits from the respective federal state, there’s time for [...]

    Musikstadt Leipzig 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Beyond doubt, the secret “music city” in Germany is Leipzig. Here, the Gewandhaus Orchestra makes its home under Intendant/director Prof. Andreas Schulz. Its Kapellmeister is Ricardo Chailly, the “honorary conductor” is the world famous Kurt Mazur. Further, it was at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Neurological Research) that [...]

    Red Bee Media acquires Titelbild Subtitling & Translation 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Red Bee Media has acquired Titelbild Subtitling and Translation GmbH, a leading European multilingual subtitling and translation service provider. For the first time, Red Bee Media offers high quality translation services into any language while expanding Red Bee Media into the German market. Headquartered in Berlin, Titelbild was established by Mary Carroll in 1996, providing [...]

    Schüren Verlag: Lebensläufe – Die Kinder von Golzow 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Class Danielson, director of the 51st Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film (27 October to 2 November 2008), paid homage to Barbara and Winfried Junge. Their Die Kinder von Golzow (The Children of Golzow) recently completed its run as the longest documentary cycle in the history of cinema, from Wenn ich erst zur [...]

    Filmfest Dresden Sommernacht in Berlin 2008

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Robin Malick, director of the Dresden International Short Film Festival – aka Filmfest Dresden – is always on the lookout for more film friends in Berlin. Last April 1st, he presented a preview of the 20th Filmfest Dresden (15-20 April 2008) in the Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen in Berlin-Mitte. Then, on April 26, he returned [...]

    MDM Film Location Sites

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    “Sexy Anhalt” is how Oscar winner Helen Mirren described the region in northern Saxony-Anhalt while the Hollywood project, Michael Hoffman’s The Last Station, was being filmed last April to June. That the attraction of Middle Germany as location site is generally increasing, this is proven by several other large-scale projects produced in the region. Stephen [...]

    Awards for MDM-funded Films

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    The following is a list of awarded film productions that have been funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, as of October 2008. Only the key prizes and awards at major or relevant film festivals are listed. Also, citations by critical journals and/or film organizations are limited to the best known internationally. It is estimated that some films [...]

    MDM Training Initiatives

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

    Since its founding, the MDM Leipzig has advocated an advanced media-specific training program with an international orientation. Consideration is given particularly to programs anchored in Middle Germany that would be supported with funds from the MEDIA Program of the European Union, as well as to facilitate access to training initiatives by regional representative. EAVE (European [...]

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