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SCHLiNGEL presents German productions in Latin America


Shortly before our own festival season, we are heading to Latin America. From 25 August to 1 September, the 12th Festival Ojo de Pescado will take place in Valparaíso. Included in the programme: our winning film of last year's European Children's Film Award, the German-Dutch co-production BIGMAN, as well as the German film THE ORDINARIES, which won the Children's and Youth Film Award of the Goethe Institute at the 27th SCHLiNGEL. Sophie Linnenbaum, the director of THE ORDINARIES, will also be there to present her film to the Chilean audience. In addition, our festival director Michael Harbauer will travel to Valparaíso to accompany the presentation of the German films.

Most recently, he was also in Mexico with the German-Austrian co-production TALES OF FRANZ. The 28th Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños) took place there from 8 to 13 August. However, the film was not only part of the festival programme, but was also shown at the Goethe-Institut in Mexico in cooperation with La Matatena, the organisation behind the festival. There, TALES OF FRANZ was part of the 22nd German Film Week. From 9 to 20 August, the festival presented some highlights of classical and contemporary German cinema and showed the German-Austrian film with a live Spanish dubbing.

"We are very pleased to be able to support German productions on their way abroad and to witness first-hand how they are so well received by this new audience," says Michael Harbauer. The presentation of German films abroad is financially supported by the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and the Saxon State Chancellery.

TALES OF FRANZ was shown in Mexico.

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