Created in 2016 by German Films, the FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign turns the spotlight on the most influential names in the German audio-visual and film industry and represents some of its most dynamic figures.

Each year, FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS focuses on current trends in the industry.

With the still increasing and already high demand for original stories, what better way than to put screenwriters in the spotlight.

Germany was long known for it’s strong TV movie tradition (such as TATORT), but is now capturing international audiences with its high-end series such as BABYLON BERLIN, DARK or DEUTSCHLAND 83/86. Broadcast on new platforms, these series are further proof of the constantly renewed vitality and originality of German series creators.

With this in mind, it was only natural to launch the new FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign with six iconic German screenwriters. The 6 screenwriters of the 2020 campaign are:  Jana Burbach (BAD BANKS), Katharina Eyssen (HOLIDAY SECRETS), Hanno Hackfort (4 BLOCKS, YOU ARE WANTED), Bernd Lange (CRIMINAL: GERMANY, DAS VERSCHWINDEN), Rafael Parente (8 DAYS) and Laila Stieler (GUNDERMANN, LETTER TO MY LIFE).

Find out more about the writers and their projects here (

All six campaigns can be found here (