Spot on, NRW!

Spot on, NRW!

The name Spot on, NRW! is a fitting tag. It represents a positive accolade for NRW. But directing a »spotlight« onto someone also means turning the beam round towards those often working behind the scenes.

We want to provide an unfiltered insight into what it really takes for women to compete and succeed in the film industry. Women producers and distributors who successfully work with female directors talk about who they are and what they do in a workshop discussion format. The chance to discuss and connect with experienced colleagues and producers enhances awareness for their own work and helps build networks.

Spot on, NRW! presents COIN FILM

In 2022 we will present the Cologne based producers Christine Kiauk and Herbert Schwering from COIN FILM. The company’s breakthrough came in 2002 with Almut Getto’s critically acclaimed feature film Do Fish Do It?. They will reveal more about their unusual career paths, collaborations with directors such as Lola Randl and Nanouk Leopold and their (creative) approach to the pandemic in an exclusive interview, introducing this new item on the festival agenda in Cologne for the first time.

Spot on, NRW! presents: COIN FILM

Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk

Socio-political issues, artistic interpretations and young film talent form the focus of interest for COIN FILM and its director, Herbert […]


Petra Seeger

Feature Film

Vatersland starts with the traumatic early death of the director’s mother. With great sensitivity, the film chronicles her personal journey […]