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  • 04/2017

    Mali Blues awarded as “Best Freedom Film”

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has awarded our cinema documentary MALI BLUES (Director: Lutz Gregor) in the category „Freedom […]

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has awarded our cinema documentary MALI BLUES (Director: Lutz Gregor) in the category „Freedom Films“! The film was presented in the competition of the 7th edition of the festival that took place 17th – 22th March 2017.

    Following Fatoumata Diawara, shooting star of the global pop scene, MALI BLUES is a musical journey, discovering the country’s rich musical culture and it’s threat by radical Islamists. On our way we meet other committed musicians, who are fighting for unity and the freedom to express themselves through their music, like world famous Ngoni player and traditional Griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy and Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    The Luxor African Film Festival is an annual event organized at the city of Luxor in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The festival screens long and short films produced in African countries, made by African filmmakers and concerning African subjects.



  • 04/2017

    #uploading_holocaust (Web) nominated for CIVIS Media Prize

    We feel honored to announce that our web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is nominated for the CIVIS Online Media Prize! The award […]

    We feel honored to announce that our web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is nominated for the CIVIS Online Media Prize! The award ceremony will take place on June 1, 2017 in Berlin.

    The CIVIS Media Prize honours the best programmes (TV, radio, online) on the theme of integration and cultural diversity in Europe and celebrates its 30 years anniversary in 2017.

    #uploading_holocaust is a multimedia web project intent on finding out how teenagers today handle the memory of the Holocaust, and how they envisage a contemporary culture of remembrance in the digital age.

    It is a production of gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, in co-production with udiVsagi production, BR, and rbb, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nationalfonds Österreich, Zukunftsfonds Österreich, and Bayerische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung.

    To the web project
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    Production Details


  • 03/2017

    “Gasoline Deluxe” among winners of LICHTER Virtual Reality Award

    Our 360°/VR music video starring Friedrich Liechtenstein was awarded 3rd at LICHTER Virtual Reality Award! The jury announced: “The 360° […]

    Our 360°/VR music video starring Friedrich Liechtenstein was awarded 3rd at LICHTER Virtual Reality Award! The jury announced: “The 360° video convinced us with its creative ideas and technical finesse.” The jury of Ralph Benz (3sat), Astrid Kahmke (Bayerisches Filmzentrum), Kay Meseberg (arte), Eckart Köberich (ZDF Digital) and Marco Heutnik (CHEIL) selected the video out of more than 50 submissions.

    The VR video was realized in co-production with INVR.SPACE and directed by Uwe Flade. It is part of the cross-plattform project “Gasoline Deluxe” for ZDF/arte, featuring a 10-part TV series (nominated for Grimme Award 2017), a 8-part web series and a 90-min TV documentary.

    VR video on Youtube
    Project Details
    Press Release by LICHTER Filmfest (German)


  • 03/2017

    #uploading_holocaust at DocAviv Film Festival

    Our documentary is officially selected for the Israeli Film Festival Doc Aviv 2017! After the world premiere in Germany, the […]

    Our documentary is officially selected for the Israeli Film Festival Doc Aviv 2017! After the world premiere in Germany, the film by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein will be screened in the director’s home country. #uploading_holocaust is the first documentary entirely composed of existing YouTube material, showing how young Israelis deal with the memory of the Holocaust in the digital age.

    The 19th edition of Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, will take place in Tel Aviv from 11-20 May 2017. Docaviv is the largest film festival in Tel Aviv and the only festival in Israel dedicated to documentary films.

    Production Details
    Docaviv Festival
    Web project www.uploading-holocaust.com


  • 03/2017

    DREAM BOAT nominated for the ARRI AMIRA Award

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is nominated for the ARRI AMIRA Award of the DOK.fest Munich. The […]

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is nominated for the ARRI AMIRA Award of the DOK.fest Munich. The nomination values the outstanding camera work of the DoP´s Jörg Junge and Jakob Stark.

    For the first time in 2016, the ARRI AMIRA Award celebrates the documentary film camera. The award is worth 5,000 Euros and unique in the German-speaking area.

    Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…


  • 03/2017

    #uploading_holocaust at 57th Krakow Film Festival

    Our German-Israeli co-production will have its international premiere at the 57th Krakow Film Festival! The documentary by Udi Nir und […]

    Our German-Israeli co-production will have its international premiere at the 57th Krakow Film Festival! The documentary by Udi Nir und Sagi Bornstein was selected for the section for European films. The festival will take place from May 28 to June 4, 2017.

    #uploading_holocaust is composed entirely of existing Youtube material, filmed by Israeli students on their school trip that is known as “Journey to Poland”. Looking into the journey through the videos they upload on YouTube reviles a moving and troubling image of the Israeli narrative and the way collective memory is formed in the web age.

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  • 03/2017

    #uploading_holocaust at Cleveland International Film Festival

    Our multimedia web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is officially selected for the interactive exhibition “Perspectives” at Cleveland International Film Festival! “Perspectives” is […]

    Our multimedia web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is officially selected for the interactive exhibition “Perspectives” at Cleveland International Film Festival! “Perspectives” is CIFF’s exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring interactive media, virtual reality, and more. The prestigious  festival takes place from March 29 to April 9 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

    www.uploading-holocaust.com
    Production Details
    Cleveland International Film Festival


  • 02/2017

    DREAM BOAT in the Official Selection of DOK.fest Munich

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is in the Official Selection of the DOK.fest Munich. The music work […]

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is in the Official Selection of the DOK.fest Munich. The music work for the film by My Name Is Claude is nominated for the Documentary Music Award.

    Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…

     


  • 02/2017

    VR Music Video “Gasoline Deluxe” at LICHTER VR Storytelling Competition

    Our 360°/VR music video starring Friedrich Liechtenstein is one of the five finalists of LICHTER’s VR Storytelling Competition. The award […]

    Our 360°/VR music video starring Friedrich Liechtenstein is one of the five finalists of LICHTER’s VR Storytelling Competition. The award ceremony takes place during the LICHTER Film Fest on Thursday, March 30 in Frankfurt. The 10th edition of LICHTER Film Fest Frankfurt International will be from March 28 to April 2017.

    Das VR music video is part of the cross media project “Gasoline Deluxe”, consisting of a 10-part TV series (nominated for Grimme Award), the music video of the title song „1.000 Liter“, the 8-part web series „The Universe according to Friedrich Liechtenstein“ and a feature documentary.

    Lichter Film Fest


  • 02/2017

    #uploading_holocaust at DOK.fest München

    Our German-Israli co-production #uploading_holocaust is in the official selection of DOK.fest München 2017. The documentary will be screened in the presence […]

    Our German-Israli co-production #uploading_holocaust is in the official selection of DOK.fest München 2017. The documentary will be screened in the presence of the directors Udi Nir and Sagi Borstein. The web project www.uploading-holocaust.com will be presented on May 9, 2017 to 200 pupils within the festival as well.

    The DOK.fest München takes places in Munich from May 03 to May 14.

    DOK.fest München
    Details about film #uploading_holocaust
    Details about web project #uploading_holocaust


  • 02/2017

    Presentation of #uploading_holocaust at NS Documentation Center Munich

    The crossmedia project about digital remembrance of the Holocaust will be presented on February 23 at the Documentation Centre for […]

    The crossmedia project about digital remembrance of the Holocaust will be presented on February 23 at the Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism in Munich. The project team will discuss first tendencies of the web project www.uploading-holocaust.com that asks youngsters of the 4th generation about their attitude towards the Holocaust. Moreover, parts of the documentary #uploading_holocaust by the Israeli directors Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein will be screened.

    If you only watch one film this year about Holocaust education, make it this one” – POV Magazine

    Date: Februar 23, 2017 at 7 pm, free entry

    Next broadcast: Februar 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm on 3sat

    Details: www.uploading-holocaust.com | www.ns-dokuzentrum-muenchen.de/

  • 02/2017

    MALI BLUES – Wild Card for German Film Award | Screenings at FIFA & FIFEQ

    MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor is the “wild card” for the competition of the German Film Awards 2017, the LOLA. This honours especially the work of DoP Axel Schneppat and editor Markus CM Schmidt.

    MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor is the “wild card” for the competition of the German Film Awards 2017, the LOLA. This honours especially the work of DoP Axel Schneppat and editor Markus CM Schmidt. The documentary has been screened in German cinemas for more than 17 weeks now and was the winner of “Best Film” at Unerhört Musikfilmfestival Hamburg.
    On March 24 and April 1, 2017 MALI BLUES will be presented at FIFA Montréal, Canada. Also, it was selected for FIFEQ, the International Ethnographic Film Festival in Québec where the screening will be on March 24.
    MALI BLUES tells the story of four musicians from the West African country of Mali, who espouse with their music a tolerant Islam and a country at peace – Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, Ahmed Ag Kaedi and Master Soumy.

    Mali Blues is a wonderful documentary, full of color and rousing music, sometimes sad, but also about love of life and hope that  one day everything will be fine” – dpa

    Links: Production Details | Facebook

  • 01/2017

    TV Series GASOLINE DELUXE nominated for Grimme-Award 2017

    Our 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for the Grimme-Award 2017 in the category “Entertainment”. In […]

    Our 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for the Grimme-Award 2017 in the category “Entertainment”. In the series, the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Liechtenstein searches for the most extraordinary gas stations in Europe. His aim: he wants to convince the world that gas stations are the most romantic places in our present age.

    The series follows a concept by Christian Beetz and Georg Tschurtschenthaler and was directed by Jeremy JP Fekete, Marco Wilms and Tuan Lam for ZDF/ARTE and ORF. It was funded by medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The TV premiere of all ten parts was on Whitmonday 2016 on the theme day “Dreaming of Gas Stations” on ARTE.

    The Grimme-Award is one of the most prestigious awards for TV shows in Germany. There are 14 nominees in the category “Entertainment”. The winners of the 53. Grimme-Award 2017 will be announced on March 8, 2017.

    The cross-platform project “Gasoline Deluxe” consists, apart from the TV-series, of a VR-experience, a music video of the titel song “1.000 Liter”, which is nominated for the Los Angeles Music Video Awards and won the Video Music Award by photokina, the 8-part web series “The Universe According to Friedrich Liechtenstein” and a 90 minute documentary film.

    Details zur TV-Serie
    Die komplette Serie online streamen
    Details zur Webserie
    Details zum VR-Musikvideo
    Pressemitteilung des Grimme-Preises


  • 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