The Mission of filmportal.de
filmportal.de is a free-of-charge internet platform for reliable, in-depth information on German cinema. Its constantly updated services offer a representative overview of the lively film culture in Germany - from its beginnings to the present.
By conveying facts and background information, we want to make users aware of the wide range and the merits of German film. In doing so, filmportal.de also hopes to foster interest in German cinema at home and abroad.
filmportal.de conceives itself as work in progress: our service is constantly expanding along the same lines as the ever changing film scene in Germany. While the different epochs of film history are explored, our portal gains more depth. This is also due to the contents provided by our partners in film culture, film industry and film studies.
filmportal.de is more than a database. Taking recent German productions as a starting point, it encourages a thematic "stroll" through German film-history. Our "Theme Worlds" highlight important aspects of German film-history, its development, its frictions; the big successes as well as the titles unjustly forgotten; the persons in front of and behind the camera.
A more extensive version of this portal is available to German-speaking users. However, we will continue to expand our abridged English version.