Browse the sites below and look in particular for links to film prizes, biographies, trailers, reviews and more:
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (Potsdam) Includes database of links for Film, Television, and Media
The Goethe Institute Includes an arts section that includes resources on German film.
According to AMC Filmsite's Film Term Glossary the director is the creative artist responsible for complete artistic control of all phases of a film's production, for translating/interpreting a script into a film, for guiding the performances of the actors in a particular role and/or scene, and for supervising the cinematography and film crew. The director is usually the single person most responsible for the finished product, although he/she couldn't make a film without support from many other artists and technicians.