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  • 10/2014

    “1989 – A Statesman Opens up” is celebrating its premiere!

    Around the time of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, our documentary by Oscar nominated director Anders Østergaard und Erzsébet Rácz ist celebrating its premiere on November 8 at the Kino International in Berlin.

    ARTE, the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb and beetz brothers filmproduction are cordially inviting you to the premiere that will take place in the presence of former Prime Minister Miklós Németh.

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 2014, 1.30 pm.

    1989 – A STATESMAN OPENS UP

    DOCUMENTARY ARTE/ZDF, GERMANY 2014

    KINO INTERNATIONAL

    KARL MARX ALLEE 33, 10178 BERLIN

    We wold be happy to welcome you at our event. Please let us know until thursday, November 6, whether we can count on your attendance. Tel.0221/95159000, Mail:  (Aktiviere Javascript, um die Email-Adresse zu sehen).

    Broadcast on ARTE: Sunday, November 9 2014, 10.10 pm.


  • 10/2014

    „Buddha and the Snow Leopards“ TV premiere on arte

    Our Chinese co-production (Beijing New Century Media, Sun Media International, CCTV9 and NDR/arte) about the snow leopard will premiere October [...]

    Our Chinese co-production (Beijing New Century Media, Sun Media International, CCTV9 and NDR/arte) about the snow leopard will premiere October 20th at 4:15pm on arte.
     
    The film deals with the conflict between local herdsmen and the leopards, which prey on their sheep. Buddhist monks try to solve this conflict with an extraordinary project: The herdsmen are given cameras to document their daily lives and rediscover their traditional understanding of nature.
     
    The film was awarded at Jiayuguan International Short Film Festival.

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  • 10/2014

    MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO at WOMEX

    Our production “Midsummer Night’s Tango” will be shown at this year’s World Music Expo (WOMEX). The screening will take place [...]

    Our production “Midsummer Night’s Tango” will be shown at this year’s World Music Expo (WOMEX). The screening will take place during the renowned IMZ World Music Screenings which feature 12 films from 17 different countries. “Midsummer Night’s Tango” can be seen on October 23rd at 6 pm at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, WOMEX 2014′s venue.

    Midsummer Night's Tango at WOMEX
    IMZ World Music Film Screenings


  • 10/2014

    “Ulrich Seidl and the Bad Guys” on international Festival Tour

    After the international Premier during the 10th Zurich Film Festival, Constantin Wulffs “Ulrich Seidl and the Bad Guys” will be [...]

    After the international Premier during the 10th Zurich Film Festival, Constantin Wulffs “Ulrich Seidl and the Bad Guys” will be screened at two other upcoming  festivals:

    DOK Leipzig has selected the film for its “international program”:
    Wed., October 29, 10:30 h & Th., October 30, 14:15 h at PASSAGE KINO.

    IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam will show the film in their “panorama” section:
    November 19. – 30.

    The Bad Guys at Dok Leipzig (German only)
    To the IDFA website


  • 10/2014

    Audience Award for MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

    Our production „Midsummer Night’s Tango“ has won the Audience Award in the category of „Documentary Film long“ at the 11th [...]

    Our production „Midsummer Night’s Tango“ has won the Audience Award in the category of „Documentary Film long“ at the 11th Filmfest Eberswalde (Provinziale). Director Viviane Blumenschein received the award with a radiant smile. „Midsummer Night’s Tango“ has drawn 30,000 viewers into the theaters so far. It has recently been released on DVD.

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  • 10/2014

    German cinema release GARDENIA on November 13th

    On November 13th, “Before the Last Curtain Falls” will have its German cinema release. The premieres are at Volksbuehne Berlin [...]

    On November 13th, “Before the Last Curtain Falls” will have its German cinema release. The premieres are at Volksbuehne Berlin (3.11.), Abaton Cinema Hamburg (4.11.), Schauspiel Cologne (5.11.) and Euro-Scene Leipzig (5.11.) in the presence of cast and crew.

    The film dives deeply into the exceptional and heart-warming stories of a group of transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies, who summon up their bravery to take to the stage one last time. It has been awarded with the Special Jury Prize 2014 at the renowned Hotdocs and is now nominated for Prix Europa.

    Official website of GARDENIA
    GARDENIA on Facebook
    Real Fiction Filmverleih, Distributor GARDENIA
    Kölner Filmpresse, Press Contact GARDENIA


  • 10/2014

    “The Wagner Files” nominated for Emmy Award

    We are thrilled to announce that our production „Wagnerwahn“ is nominated for the International Emmy Awards! Ralf Pleger’s documentary is [...]

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    We are thrilled to announce that our production „Wagnerwahn“ is nominated for the International Emmy Awards! Ralf Pleger’s documentary is one out of four nominees in the „Arts Programming“ category and represents our cross media format „The Culture Files“. Winners will be announced on November 24, 2014. The annual International Emmy Awards honour the best TV shows that were produced and broadcasted outside of the US. We’ve got our fingers crossed!

    All nominees


  • 10/2014

    BERLIN STORIES at Frankfurt Book Fair

    Prior to its TV broadcast on 26th November (9:45 pm) on arte, there is the opportunity to see BERLIN STORIES [...]

    Prior to its TV broadcast on 26th November (9:45 pm) on arte, there is the opportunity to see BERLIN STORIES – BOOKS OF A CITY  at Frankfurt Book Fair! The film will be screened on Sunday, 12th October, at 3 pm at the ARTE stand.  In advance, starting at 2 pm, Manuela Reichart (rbb Kulturradio) will talk to Torsten Striegnitz (author and director of BERLIN STORIES) and Ulrich Peltzer (author of the novel “Teil der Lösung”) about the film and about the literature’s view on Berlin.