Cologne Conference – Internationales Film- und Fernsehfestival 2012

With the ceremonial awards the Cologne Conference ended successful on 5th of October 2012. During the six festival days visitors have seen international film and TV notables, such as François Ozon, Daniela Tolkien and Michael Winterbottom live in Cologne.

Already the 22th time the international film and television festival took place and builds always a constant element of the media scene in North Rhine-Westphalia. The festival series and the lectures again, have shown outstanding television and independent film culture and highlighted current trends and tendencies of the scene.


Opening with premiere of GAME CHANGE

Marcus Ammon (Vice President Film, Sky), Angela Spitzig (Mayor of Cologne), Dr. Martina Richter (Director of Cologne Conference), Miura Kite (Co-Producer), Marc Jan Eumann (Secretary of State for Federal Affairs, Europe and media).

Premieres and Receptions

Premiere of SWITCH RELOADED – DAS GROSSE »WETTEN, DASS..?«-SPEZIAL with actors Susanne Pätzold, Peter Nottmeier, Max Giermann, Michael Kessler, Petra Nadolny and Michael Müller.

Premiere of EIN TAG LEBEN IN NRW among others with Christiane Hinz, Luzia Schmid, Thomas Kamp.

Premiere of MUTTER MUSS WEG with Judy Winter and Bastian Pastewka.

Premiere of DER TEUFEL VON MAILAND with producer Anne Walser and actors Aaron Hitz, Max Simonischek, Regula Grauwiller and David Rott.

Premiere of JAHR DES DRACHEN with the filmteam and actors Klaus J. Behrendt and Nina Liu.

Media Country China

Lecture MEDIA COUNTRY CHINA with awarding the Best programs of the Showcase Best of China, in attendance with a chinese delegation.

Workshop talk with the prize winners

Workshop talk with the prize winners Daniela Tolkien, François Ozon, Michael Winterbottom and Karl Baumgartner.

Solemnly Award Ceremonies

Award Winners 2012: Daniela Tolkien (German Casting-Award), Karl Baumgartner (The Hollywood Reporter Award), Michael Winterbottom (TV Spielfilm-Award) and François Ozon (Filmaward Cologne)