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Frequently Asked Questions

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Buying or viewing DEFA films

  • I’d like to buy a DEFA film on DVD or Bluray.
    You can obtain DVDs and Blu-rays on the Icestorm Distribution company website: on the newspaper neues deutschland shop https://www.neues-deutschland.de/shop/ .
  • I’d like to view a DEFA film that is not yet available for purchase, i.e., not yet released on DVD.
    For this you contact the Film Archive at the Federal Archives. You can search the website Benutzungsmedien , to check if the material is available. You can also find user tips here.
  • I’d like to purchase a DEFA film that is not yet available in stores, i.e., not yet released on DVD.
    Contact PROGRESS clipping service: Dagmar Bingel

Screening in theaters/Organize a film series

Publishing Photos / Using Clips / Film Licenses

  • I’m looking for a DEFA photo and I’d like to publish it.
    Contact person: Sabine Soehner
  • I’d like to use film clips for a cinema or television production.
    Please contact PROGRESS Footage Service  (Kerstin Lommatzsch)
  • I’m interested in licenses for television and online exploitation of DEFA films.
    Please contact PROGRESS distribution company (Miriam Mai)

Digitization and Exploitation of DEFA films

  • I have questions about the restoration and digitization of DEFA films.
    Contact person: Melanie Hauth
  • Which DEFA films will be digitized next?
    Contact person: Stefanie Eckert
  • I have questions about the exploitation of DEFA films.
    Contact person: Stefanie Eckert

Further Concerns

  • I’d like to apply for the DEFA Foundation prizes.
    One cannot apply for the DEFA Foundation prizes. The foundation asks institutions and partners for their nominations for prizes, from which a jury selects the winner.
  • I’d like to do an internship with the DEFA Foundation.
    Contact person: Gudrun Scherp
  • I’d like to support the work of the DEFA Foundation through a donation.
    Please transfer the amount to our  donations account.
  • I have a comment or question about the DEFA Foundation’s website.
    Contact person: Juliane Haase
  • I have a comment or question about the DEFA Foundation’s social media channels or newsletter.
    Contact person: Philip Zengel
  • I’d like to purchase a DEFA Foundation book.
    Contact person: Sabine Soehner
  • I have a question about the film database.
    Contact person: Gudrun Scherp
  • Where do I find files about DEFA history?
    The documents are located in different archives. Find an overview here  Terms of Use.
  • I found an old DEFA film copy.
    Contact person: Melanie Hauth

If you haven’t found the correct contact person here, we’re happy to help you further via email (info@defa-stiftung.de) or per telephone +49 30 2978-4810.

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