They are considered the top business card that the young filmmakers after their studies can show to production and promotional agencies: All the thesis films in the most diverse genres that every year “hatch” from the film academies are evidence of their graduates’ creativity and love of story-telling. With the Academy of the Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and the ifs internationale filmschule köln, Cologne can boast two internationally renowned educational institutes for young filmmakers, whether in the subjects of direction, camera, cut, script or production.  

In its fourth edition, new talents – biennale cologne wants to take the film section   one step further. Once again we can present an exciting cross section of the best feature   films, experimental and animated films from NRW, with the addition this year of a music video and contributions from the Fachhochschule Dortmund, the  Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Hamburg Media School.     

Kathrin Häger
Curator new talents Film