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  • 01/2017

    World premiere DREAM BOAT at Berlinale

    We are very delighted that our new cinema documentary DREAM BOAT by director Tristan Ferland Milewski has been selected to […]

    We are very delighted that our new cinema documentary DREAM BOAT by director Tristan Ferland Milewski has been selected to have its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in the section “Panorama Dokumente”!
    Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a journey along the Mediterranean coast. It is Europe’s only cruise ship for homosexual men. More than 2,500 passengers are eagerly waiting for this spectacle. Far from family and political restrictions, five men from five countries escape their everyday lives. They seem to have found their paradise until their personal stories catch up with them and the search for self-acceptance begins …

    Berlinale will take place from February 9-19. In the Panorama programme one finds new films by renowned directors, debut films and new discoveries.

    In coproduction with ZDF, in association with ARTE, funded by FFA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DFFF, BKM and MEDIA Development

    Official film website
    Berlinale Press Release


  • 01/2017

    MAKE LOVE nominated for the German Television Award 2017

    Our documentary format “MAKE LOVE” with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning is nominated for the German Television Award 2017 in the category […]

    Our documentary format “MAKE LOVE” with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning is nominated for the German Television Award 2017 in the category „Best Infotainment”. In all four seasons the successful format dares to address the great taboos of sexuality and partnership. MAKE LOVE is the first TV programme that brings the authentic and individual realities of sex into public TV and also discusses homosexual sex in the nominated 4th season.

    The 4th season was realized by the directors Tristan Ferland Milewski and Janina Hahn and the editors Friederike Haedecke and Johannes Geiger. It was broadcasted in July 2016 on ZDF. In July 2017 two more episodes of MAKE LOVE will follow for ZDF.

    The format started in 2013 on MDR and SWR and in 2015 Peter Arens commissioned it for ZDF’s main programme where the format was developed further. In 2014, the MAKE LOVE web feature www.make-love.de was nominated for the Grimme Online Award and the Impact Award.

    Besides MAKE LOVE, the TV shows „Galileo“ and „Das Jenke-Experiment“ are nominated in the category „Infotainment“. Next to the Grimme Award, the German Television Award is one of the most important awards of the TV industry and is awarded by the broadcasters Das Erste, ZDF, RTL and Sat. The award ceremony is held on February 2, 2017 in Cologne.

    We want to thank the great MAKE LOVE TEAM – without your commitment and skills the programme would not be the same!

    CREDITS
    Format & Executive Producer: Christian Beetz & Tristan Ferland Milewski
    Writer & Director: Tristan Ferland Milewski
    Co-Writer & Co-Director: Janina Hahn
    Host: Ann-Marlene Henning
    Assistant: Anika von Keiser
    DoP: Jörg Junge, Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Falco Seliger
    Additional Camera: Thomas Funk
    Sound: Johannes Hampel, Karsten Höfer
    Gaffer: Frank Semerau
    Mask: Hanna Riehm, Hjørdis Supplieth, Franziska Hüchelheim
    Editing: Oliver Szyza, Sonja Baeger, Philipp Gromov
    Colour Editing: Gerrit Ohlsberg
    Music: Nils Kacirek
    MIxing: Jörg Höhne, Dietrich Körner
    Couple: Steffi Köhler, Erik Engelhardt
    3D Animation: Ronald Grüner, Nico Banisch
    2D Animation: xkopp creative
    Photographs: Enrik Engelhardt
    Line Producer : Kathrin Isberner
    Production Manager: Anique Roelfsema
    Production Assistant: Meike Wenthe
    Postproduction Supervisor: Xavier Agudo
    Production Supervisor: Daniela Schöne
    Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
    Commissioning Editor ZDF: Friederike Haedecke, Johannes Geiger
    Production Manager ZDF: Cora Szielasko
    Broadcasting Supervisor: Peter Arens

    All Nominees
    Web Special www.make-love.de
    Trailer & Details
    All Seasons on DVD
    All Seasons on VoD
    Facebook


  • 12/2016

    WER IST ODA JAUNE? pre-selected for German Film Award

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film […]

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film Award. The film celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2016 and has been shown at many international film festivals. In February 2017, it will be part of LOLA at Berlinale.

    WHO IS ODA JAUNE? is a documentary about the painter Oda Jaune and about her paintings. An intimate portrait of a young woman who had to leave her past behind to find her future.

    The GERMAN FILM AWARD, the LOLA, is the most renowned award for German films.

     

    Film website WHO IS ODA JAUNE?
    German Film Award


  • 12/2016

    “Silent Saviours” – TV-premiere in 2017

    Our documentary “Silent Saviours” will be screened on German TV for the first time on January 24th, 2017 at 9:05 […]

    Our documentary “Silent Saviours” will be screened on German TV for the first time on January 24th, 2017 at 9:05 pm on ARTE.

    The German invasion in 1940 is the beginning of a struggle for life for the Jews in France. Still, 75% of them survive the holocaust. For the first time a film recounts the circumstances of their rescue – and the civil resistance of numerous “Silent Saviours” who made this possible.

     


  • 12/2016

    “Erich Kästner – The other face” – Premiere on New Year’s Eve

    Our docu-drama “Erich Kästner – The other face” celebrates its German TV-premiere on December 31st at 4:50 pm on ARTE. As […]

    Our docu-drama “Erich Kästner – The other face” celebrates its German TV-premiere on December 31st at 4:50 pm on ARTE.

    As children we practically devoured “The Flying Classroom,” “Emil and the Detectives,” and “The Parent Trap” – with a flashlight under the covers. Today we ask ourselves, who was this man, Erich Kästner, who always smiled at us from the photograph on the book-jacket? What kind of person resides behind the cheerful, witty, and at times aggressive façade? What is the deal with “his doppelganger” and the “other Erich” that he frequently talks and writes about?


  • 11/2016

    Two productions in “What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ at WCSFP

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year’s World […]

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers: The crossmedia-project „#uploading_holocaust” and the documentary feature “New Species“. “What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ presents the most innovative TV-production of this year. The sessions takes place in 6th of December at the WCSFP in Stockholm.

    The Israeli-German coproduction “#uploading_holocaust“, directed by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein, show how young Israelis remember the holocaust. It uses authentic YouTube-Footage only. The web project www.uploading-holocaust.com addresses a german-speaking, young group of users. It asks those youngsters what a contemporary culture of remembrance should be like.

    “New Species“ starts on a journey of discovery to the untouched Serra da Mocidade in the amazonian rainforest. The Serra da Mocidade is a mountain range in the wild northern Brasil, entirely covered in jungle forest. So far over 45 of unknown species were discovered.

    Details about the Documentary #uploading_holocaust
    The web project #uploading_holocaust
    Details about the documentary "New Species"


  • 11/2016

    SUPERNERDS at WCSFP in Stockholm

    Our transmedia project will be presented on December 6, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. at World Congress of Science and Factual […]

    Our transmedia project will be presented on December 6, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. at World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in the session “To Boldly Go”. The session is a guide to the most exciting, innovative and challenging new ways to tell science and history narratives, showcasing creative projects that think outside the box and examining how they came to be. Bringing not only television, but theatre, immersive experiences, games and apps, To Boldly Go will find new ways to tell stories, make sure we stay fresh and relevant, learn how to break the rules successfully and discover how to bring new audiences to our stories. SUPERNERDS was a live event about digital surveillance, combining a theatre play, an interactive TV show and ARG techniques. It was nominated for the “Interactive Innovation Award” at SXSW Festival.

    WCSFP
    Details about SUPERNERDS


  • 11/2016

    Berlin Premiere of #uploading_holocaust on Nov 28

    After the successful world premiere at DOK Leipzig, we now want to celebrate the Berlin premiere of the documentary on […]

    After the successful world premiere at DOK Leipzig, we now want to celebrate the Berlin premiere of the documentary on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Babylon in the presence of the Israeli directors Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein. The 75 min documentary will be screened in the original language (Hebrew) with German subtitles. In cooperation with Radio Fritz and YouTube star JKB we will also present the web project www.uploading-holocaust.com.

    To attend, please send an e-mail to uploading@gebrueder-beetz.de until Monday, November 21.

    Film Details & Trailer
    The Web Project


  • 11/2016

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED nominated for Spotlight Award

    Cinema Eye Honors announced THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED as nominee for their Spotlight Award. The Awards are presented annually at […]

    Cinema Eye Honors announced THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED as nominee for their Spotlight Award. The Awards are presented annually at the museum of moving images in Queens, New York. The Spotlight Award honors films that need to have big audiences and filmmakers from whom you want to see more.

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED will be released in German cinemas 8th December 2016!

    Trailer – THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Facebook – THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Nominees Spotlight Award


  • 11/2016

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED nominated for European Film Award

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED is nominated for the European Film Award in the category European Documentary 2016. This was announced […]

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED is nominated for the European Film Award in the category European Documentary 2016. This was announced at the Seville European Film Festival. The 29th ceremony of the European Film Awards will take place on 10th December in Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland.

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED will be released in German cinemas 8th December 2016!

     

     

     

    Nominations European Film Award
    Trailer THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Facebook THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED


  • 11/2016

    TV premiere of #uploading_holocaust on Nov 8 on BR

    One day prior to the yearly Kristallnacht memorial day on November 8, the German-Israeli co-production #uploading_holocaust will have its TV […]

    One day prior to the yearly Kristallnacht memorial day on November 8, the German-Israeli co-production #uploading_holocaust will have its TV premiere on BR at 10.30 pm. In combination with the web project www.uploading-holocaust.com, the broadcast will be a prelude to the commemoration ceremonies of the Nazi crimes. The film by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein is the first documentary that is 100% composed out of YouTube material and tells the story of Israeli students trying to deal with the remembrance of the Holocaust in the digital age.

    Details about the documentary
    To the web project


  • 10/2016

    GASOLINE DELUXE @ Seriencamp Munich

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp. Seriencamp is […]

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp.

    Seriencamp is Germany’s first festival for TV series and will take place for the second time from 20-23 October 2016 at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Munich. The festival screens more than 25 serial highlights from all over the world and invites everyone for binge-watching. The event will be completed by several panels and lectures and attendance is free.

    Get the series on DVD at good!movies!
    Stream the series on Vimeo!
    Seriencamp programme


  • 10/2016

    Reinhardt Beetz announced as Juror of New York Festival Awards 2017

    Reinhardt Beetz will be one of the jurors of New York Festival Awards 2017. The Television & Film Awards Gala […]

    Reinhardt Beetz will be one of the jurors of New York Festival Awards 2017. The Television & Film Awards Gala – a mutual event by New York Festival with NAB show – will be held on April 19, 2017 in Las Vegas.

    New York Festival Awards


  • 10/2016

    “The Tchaikovsky Files” wins Echo Klassik Award

    Our radical music documentary about Peter Tchaikovsky has been awarded with the ECHO KLASSIK in the category “Music Production (Documentary)”. […]

    Our radical music documentary about Peter Tchaikovsky has been awarded with the ECHO KLASSIK in the category “Music Production (Documentary)”. Ralf Pleger received the award in the category “music-production (documentary)” from host Thomas Gottschalk at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 9. The ECHO CLASSIC is one of the most important and established music awards worldwide. The award ceremony is an annual get-together of the classical music scene.

    Details & Trailer
    Stream the Movie at Vimeo
    Echo Klassik