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  • 06/2017

    Dream Boat goes USA

    Dream Boat celebrates its US premiere in Kansas City on June 23 and will be shown at these film festivals […]

    Dream Boat celebrates its US premiere in Kansas City on June 23 and will be shown at these film festivals in the USA and Canada:

    ► June 23 Kansas City GayLesbianFilmFestival

    ► July 12 Outfest Los Angeles

    ► August 10 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

    ► September 8 Maryland Filmfestival

    ► October 19 NewFest New York

    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…


  • 06/2017

    Cinema launch of Mali Blues

    After travelling to more than 60 international film festivals, the music documentary will also have its cinema release in the […]

    After travelling to more than 60 international film festivals, the music documentary will also have its cinema release in the United States, starting on June 30 in New York and continuing in San Fransisco, Chicago and Detroit. 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. Icarus Films coordinates sales and distribution.

    Icarus Films


  • 05/2017

    THE COLORS OF CHINA at Marché du Film in Cannes

    Our German-New Zealand-Chinese co-production THE COLORS OF CHINA will be officially announced during the CHINA CO-PRODUCTION DAY at 12.00 pm […]

    Our German-New Zealand-Chinese co-production THE COLORS OF CHINA will be officially announced during the CHINA CO-PRODUCTION DAY at 12.00 pm on 19th May at Gray d’Albion Beach, Espace CNC, Cannes. Christian Beetz (CEO at Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion), James Heyward (CEO at Making Movies) will be joined on Skype by Mr. Jing (CEO at CICC) and supervising producer Weina Kong from Beijing.

    The event is organised by Bridging the Dragon and Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes in partnership with CNC.

    THE COLORS OF CHINA is a unique journey of discovery through China, guided by the millenniums-old mythology of the colors.

    Bridging the Dragon
    Official film website COLORS OF CHINA


  • 05/2017

    #uploading_holocaust (Film) at Madrid IFF

    Our German-Israeli co-production by Udi Nir and Sagi will be part of Madrid International Film Festival 2017! The festival takes […]

    Our German-Israeli co-production by Udi Nir and Sagi will be part of Madrid International Film Festival 2017! The festival takes place from Juli 8 to 15, 2017 in the Spanish capitol.

    #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.

    Film Details
    Visit the web project
    About Madrid IFF


  • 05/2017

    MALI BLUES nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2017

    Our documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor is nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2017. From 113 submissions, 12 […]

    Our documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor is nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2017. From 113 submissions, 12 productions were considered for a closer selection. The award ceremony will be held on the 30th June 2017 in the frame of the first edition of the SWR Docu Festival in Stuttgart.

    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.

    SWR - Südwestrundfunk SWR Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis: Zwölf Produktionen nominiert


  • 05/2017

    DREAM BOAT in the Official Selection of Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is in the Official Selection of the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. The film […]

    Our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski is in the Official Selection of the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. The film will be screened on Saturday, 11th June 2017 at 9pm.

    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…

    Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling. It welcomes over 32,700 Festival goers each year, including over 3,500 industry delegates from over 60 countries.



  • 05/2017

    #uploading_holocaust (Web) nominated for Grimme Online Award

    Our multimedia web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is nominated for Germany’s most important online award, the Grimme Online Award 2017! From 1,200 […]

    Our multimedia web project www.uploading-holocaust.com is nominated for Germany’s most important online award, the Grimme Online Award 2017! From 1,200 submissions, the project is among the 28 nominees for the award and runs in the category “Knowledge & Education”. The award ceremony will take place on June 30, 2017 in Cologne.

    Vote now for the Grimme Online audience award: www.grimme-online-award.de/voting/

    A big “thank you” goes to all our partners, sponsors and team members for their amazing work!

    All Nominees
    Project Details
    Visit www.uploading-holocaust.com
    Details about the documentary film


  • 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
    All nominees of CIVIS Media Prize
    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.

    Production Details
    More about the festival


  • 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