Press

Below you will find all relevant information for press inquiries to the DEFA Foundation.

The press releases can be found on the German website of the DEFA Foundation. The registration for the press distribution list is also possible via the German website.

Media Contact

Philip Zengel
Phone: +49 30 2978-4817
Email: presse@defa-stiftung.de

Please register here for our  press distribution list to regularly receive our current press releases (in German).

Image requests

  • Here you will find various designs of the DEFA Foundation logo. When you click on the desired file, it opens in a new tab in your internet browser. In order to save the file, please right-click on the logo and select “Grafik Speichern unter…” [Save graphic under…]

    Please only use the full logo!

    Please contact us if you need more versions.

    Contact Person:
    Philip Zengel
    Phone: +49 30 2978-4817
    Email: presse@defa-stiftung.de

  • DEFA film history is documented in a large photo collection. Film stills and production photos, as well as lobby cards from more than 700 DEFA feature films are archived. The stock includes photos of DEFA feature and documentary films from the first productions to German reunification, as well as from DEFA’s international co-productions and banned films. Please contact us if you would like to publish photos in academic articles or other publications.

    For reports on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there will be a special discount until the end of November 2019 of 20 Euro per photo.

    Contact Person:
    Sabine Söhner
    Phone: +49 30 2978-4810
    Email: s.soehner@defa-stiftung.de

  • For a single publication related to your reporting, we also provide photos free of charge of the latest DEFA Foundation events; for example, the annual awards ceremony.

    Contact Person:
    Philip Zengel
    Phone: +49 30 2978-4817
    Email: presse@defa-stiftung.de

  • For press requests exclusively about DVD releases or DVD reviews.

    Contact Person:
    Axel Poike | Presse & PR
    ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH
    Phone: +49 30 2978-4721
    Email: poike@icestorm.de

  • You can obtain photos for current cinema events from:

    Contact Person:
    Mirko Wiermann
    Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek
    Phone: +49 30 300 90 36 34
    Email: defa-filmverleih@deutsche-kinemathek.de

  • Contact Person:
    Dagmar Bingel
    ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH
    Phone.: +49 30 2978-4722
    Email: icestorm@icestorm.de

Film Trailer

Since May 2013 you can watch trailers of DEFA films on YouTube, among others from the directors Heiner Carow, Konrad Wolf, Rainer Simon and many others. You can view the trailers on the YouTube channel of the DEFA Foundation  and embed them in your own website using the code available there.

Trailer "Historie der DEFA" (Dir.: Michael Konstabel, 2004)

Film still for "Ein Lord vom Alexanderplatz"

DEFA in the Press

Press Review

DEFA artists, the history of GDR film and the DEFA Foundation are portrayed by national and international press. You will find an overview on our German page under Press Review.

Press Review

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