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  • 07/2014

    African premiere of Nelson Mandela: the myth & me at Durban Film Festival

    We proudly announce that our German-South African coproduction “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” will have its African premiere at [...]

    We proudly announce that our German-South African coproduction “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” will have its African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival. The IDFA-awarded documentary will be screened at the Elizebeth Sneddon Theatre on July 18 at 7:30 pm, in the presence of the filmmaker. Further screenings will take place on July 20 and 27 in different locations. Director Khalo Matabane asks global thinkers, Apartheid-victims and Mandela’s entourage to classify Nelson Mandela’s achievements, thereby providing a multi-facetted approach to his myth. The Durban International Film Festival is an annual event in South Africa showing over 300 South-African, African and international productions.

    Durban International Film Festival
    Nelson Mandela: the myth & me on Facebook


  • 07/2014

    “Art’s Home Is My Kassel” celebrates Germany-wide theatre release

    The documentary “Art’s Home is my Kassel – 100 days documenta city” by Katrin und Susanne Heinz starts Germany-wide in [...]

    The documentary “Art’s Home is my Kassel – 100 days documenta city” by Katrin und Susanne Heinz starts Germany-wide in theatres on Thursday, July 10th. At the Kasseler cinema Bali there will be two runs – on 5pm and 7pm. One day after Friday, there will be a acreening at 7pm and will be in presence of the editor. “Arts Home is my Kassel” tells the story of a culture clash happening every five years in a small German town with usually very little cultural exchange. The key art fair of the world takes place – the documenta. The people of Kassel see their town being invaded by a metropolitan elite with alienation but also with pride. Two sisters from Kassel follow their protagonists through a tremendous change of their lives in the summer of 2012 as well as an internationally recognized artist, making his way to Kassel.
    The film was funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW & DFF.

    Germany-wide release date on July 10th 2014 in the following cinemas:

    Berlin Lichtblick from 17.7.
    Berlin Hackesche Höfe from 10.7.
    Berlin Eiszeit from 10.7.
    Berlin Sputnik from 17.7.
    Berlin Brotfabrik from 17.7.
    Dortmund Camera from 10.7.
    Düsseldorf Souterrain from 10.7.
    Erlangen, Manhattan-Kino 24.-27.08.
    Frankenberg Thalia from 17.7.
    Frankfurt Mal Seh´n from 17.7.
    Hannover Kino im Künstlerhaus 10.-13.7.+16.7.+19.-21.7.
    Kassel Filmladen from 10.7.
    Köln Filmpalette from 13.7.
    Köln Museum f. angewandte Kunst from 10.7.
    Saarbrücken Filmhaus from 10.7.
    Ulm Mephisto (oder Obscura) from 10.7.
    Witzenhausen Capitol from 17.7.
    München Werkstatt Kino 12.+13.7., 20.7.

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  • 06/2014

    Four productions and one world premiere at Lubuskie Film Summer

    We are very happy to announce that four of our productions will be screened at Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow, [...]

    We are very happy to announce that four of our productions will be screened at Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow, Poland. “Pretty Ugly” will have its world premiere, in the presence of director Jan Tenhaven. “Before the Last Curtain Falls” will take part in the competition and “Midsummer Night’s Tango” and “Sunday Warriors” were accepted for the Panorama Set. This year’s Lubuskie Film Summer will already be the 43rd edition of the festival and offers screenings of international productions and discussion forums with filmmakers from all over the world.

    Lubuskie Film Summer
    Pretty Ugly on Facebook
    Before the Last Curtain Falls on Facebook
    Midsummer Night's Tango on Facebook
    Sunday Warriors on Facebook


  • 06/2014

    Franco-German television premiere of “Teenage” on arte, June 29

    Our US-American co-production “Teenage”, based on a groundbreaking book “Teenage” (Campus Verlag) by the music and youth culture author Jon [...]

    Our US-American co-production “Teenage”, based on a groundbreaking book “Teenage” (Campus Verlag) by the music and youth culture author Jon Savage will be broadcast on Franco-German television (arte) on June 29 at 9:35 pm. Director Matt Wolf created an unconventional historical documentary about the invention of the teenager, told in a wild pop-collage made of archive, recreations and music.

    “Passing before the screen like a dream, enhanced by the ambient swirl of Bradford Cox’s original soundtrack, the film stitches together an astounding collection of archival materials, supplemented by period reenactments…” Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

    “An entrancing collage that puts the voice of youth at the center of a narrative in which the broad strokes of history tend to overlook them.” Joel Arnold, National Public Radio

    Festival career: Tribeca Film Festival 2013; Hot Docs 2013; BFI London FF 2013; CPH:DOX 2013; Traverse City Film Festival 2013; AFI Docs Film Festival 2013

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    National Public Radio
    The Wall Street Journal


  • 06/2014

    Wagner-Graphic Novel: Andreas Völlinger and Flavia Scudery at Erlangen Comic Salon

    Author of the Wagner Graphic Novel Andreas Völlinger and illustrator Flavia Scuderi will be at the Erlangen International Comic Salon from [...]

    Author of the Wagner Graphic Novel Andreas Völlinger and illustrator Flavia Scuderi will be at the Erlangen International Comic Salon from June 19 to 22 at the booth 33/ 34. They will also have an hour of comic signing on friday at 11 am and on saturday at 3 pm at the booth 59 of Kneesebeck. Additionally they offer a picture of them illustrated by Flavia Scuderi in the style of “Wagner”.

    Erlangen International Comic Salon
    Map of the fair
    Wagner - Graphic Novel


  • 06/2014

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” attracts more than 40.000 cinema-goers

    Pleasant news from „Midsummer Night’s Tango“: By now, the film has been watched by more than 40.000 cinema-goers. Over the [...]

    Pleasant news from „Midsummer Night’s Tango“: By now, the film has been watched by more than 40.000 cinema-goers. Over the next few months, it will also be screened in Austria, Switzerland, Argentina and in Japan. Aside from that, „Midsummer Night’s Tango“ keeps running successfully at festivals: in July at the renowned New Zealand “Documentary Edge Festival” in Wellington, afterwards at the Shanghai TV Festival, where it is also nominated for the Magnolia Award. In total, the film has already been shown at about 25 festivals. We are very pleased and look forward to seeing where the journey will take “Midsummer Night’s Tango” next.


  • 06/2014

    Christian Beetz at Sheffield Doc/Fest and Sunny Side Of The Doc

    Producer Christian Beetz on tour: on 10th of June you can meet him at Sheffield Doc/Fest. First he will talk [...]

    Producer Christian Beetz on tour: on 10th of June you can meet him at Sheffield Doc/Fest. First he will talk about ”How to Co-Produce with Germany. Possibilities to Work with Film Funds, Broadcasters and Producers” on the roundtable at 10 am. He will then attend the session ”Co-Producing in South-America”, moderated by producer Bettina Walter at 12 am. On June 08 and 11, Sheffield Doc/Fest will screen our documentary “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me”. The film will be at the videotheque afterwards, as well as our documentary “Before the Last Curtail Falls”.

    On 24th of June he will pitch our project MALI BLUES at Sunny Side Of The Docs. The Arts & Culture session will take place in the Agora from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Director Lutz Gregor travels through the West African country talking to musicians about the constant threat by the Sharia and their fight for music as a human right.

    Sheffield Doc/Fest Screening Date
    Sheffield Doc/Fest Roundtable
    Sheffield Doc/Fest Session "Co-Producing in South-America"
    Sunny Side
    Nelson Mandela: the myth & me on Facebook
    Before the Last Curtain Falls on Facebook
    Mali Blues on Facebook


  • 05/2014

    MAKE LOVE Web page nominated for Grimme Online Award

    Good news from Cologne: The web page of MAKE LOVE is nominated for the Grimme Online Award, Germanys most renowned [...]

    Good news from Cologne: The web page of MAKE LOVE is nominated for the Grimme Online Award, Germanys most renowned prize for online journalism. This year over 1300 recommendations were made. 23 of them are now nominated. The jury will award up to eight web pages. The award presentation will take place at 27th June in Cologne.

    MAKE LOVE Website
    Alle Infos zur Produktion
    Grimme Online Award