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  • 08/2016

    “1000 Liter” shortlisted for MUSIC VIDEO AWARD – vote now!

    The title song of our TV series “Gasoline Deluxe” with Friedrich Liechtenstein is shortlisted for the MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS by […]

    The title song of our TV series “Gasoline Deluxe” with Friedrich Liechtenstein is shortlisted for the MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS by photokina! The music video is one out of five finalists – from August 25 to September 12 you can VOTE for the winner online!

    In July 2016 the photokina called for the MUSIC VIDEO AWARD by photokina in cooperation with c/o pop. Young musicians, filmmakers and producers followed the call to apply with their music videos. A jury consisting of Claudia Davis, Baris Aladag and Thomas Venker chose a Top 5 out of all competitors, who will be announced at c/o pop convention at August 25th in Cologne.

    “Gasoline Deluxe” is part of a crossmedia project with Friedrich Liechtenstein including a 10-part TV series, a web series, a VR/360° video, and a music video for the opener song “1000 Liter”.

     

    Vote for MUSIC VIDEO AWARD by photokina
    c/o pop Convention
    music video "1000 Liter" (German)
    music video "1000 Liter" (French)
    VR/360° music video "1.000 Liter"


  • 08/2016

    Audience Awards for THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED in Romania and Russia

    Our Coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (director: Pieter-Jan De Pue) has won Audience Awards at Anonimul International Film Festival […]

    Our Coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (director: Pieter-Jan De Pue) has won Audience Awards at Anonimul International Film Festival in Romania and Tarkovskyfest in Russia.

    In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years on evocative 16mm footage, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation. The film has received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography at Sundance Film Festival 2016.

    Anonimul International Film Festival
    Tarkovskyfest
    Website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Facebook THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED


  • 08/2016

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED on short list for European Film Award

    Our coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (director: Pieter-Jan De Pue) is on the list of 15 European documentaries recommended […]

    Our coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED (director: Pieter-Jan De Pue) is on the list of 15 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for this year’s European Film Awards. On 10 December 2016, the 29th European Film Awards will be celebrated in Wroclaw/Poland, European Capital of Culture 2016

    In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years on evocative 16mm footage, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation. The film has received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography at Sundance Film Festival 2016.

    Website EUROPEAN FILM AWARD
    Website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Facebook THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED


  • 08/2016

    GASOLINE DELUXE @ Reykjavík International Film Festival

    We are happy to announce that our production with the entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein will enter the international stage and celebrate […]

    We are happy to announce that our production with the entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein will enter the international stage and celebrate its European premiere at the Reykjavík International Film Festvial from 29 September – 9 October 2016. Iceland’s biggest film festival takes place for the 13th time and screens the most innovative and progressive films from around the world.

    “Gasoline Deluxe” is part of a crossmedia project with Friedrich Liechtenstein including a 10-part TV series, a web series, a VR/360° video, and a music video for the opener song “1000 Liter”.

     

     

    Reykjavík International Film Festival


  • 08/2016

    MALI BLUES @ Toronto International Film Festival/ TIFF

    MALI BLUES (director: Lutz Gregor) will be shown in competition at TIFF/ Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF is […]

    MALI BLUES (director: Lutz Gregor) will be shown in competition at TIFF/ Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF is one of the most important film festivals in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work.

    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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi. The screenings at TIFF will take place on September 13, 14 and 17, in the presence of the director Lutz Gregor.

     

    Website Toronto International Film Festival
    Website "Mali Blues"
    "Mali Blues" on Facebook


  • 07/2016

    MALI BLUES @ Festival Cinémas d’Afrique Lausanne

    From 18th to 21st of August the Film Festival Cinemas d’Afrique takes places in Lausanne (Swiss) and MALI BLUES will […]

    From 18th to 21st of August the Film Festival Cinemas d’Afrique takes places in Lausanne (Swiss) and MALI BLUES will be there too! On August 19th, at 9:00 PM the documentary by Lutz Gregor will be screened at the Théâtre du Verdure.

     

    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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    Website Festival Cinémas d'Afrique
    Website MALI BLUES
    Facebook MALI BLUES


  • 07/2016

    Webfest Berlin: Nomination for “The Universe According to Friedrich Liechtenstein”

    We are happy to announce that our 8-part web series starring Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for “Best Web Series” in […]

    We are happy to announce that our 8-part web series starring Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for “Best Web Series” in the category “Comedy”! Webfest Berlin is the first international festival in Germany dedicated to presenting, recognizing and advancing short form, episodic, digital content from around the world. The second edition of Webfest Berlin will take place on September 9 & 10, 2016.

    “The Universe according to Friedrich Liechtenstein” is part of the project “Gasoline Deluxe” that includes a 10-part TV series, a VR/360° video, a music video for the opener song “1000 Liter” and a feature-length documentary.

    The Official Selection of Webfest Berlin
    Production Details
    Watch the series on ARTE Creative


  • 07/2016

    MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? @ 10th Five Lakes Film Festival

    Our productions MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will be shown at Five Lakes Film Festival in Baviera! With more than […]

    Our productions MALI BLUES and WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will be shown at Five Lakes Film Festival in Baviera! With more than 100 feature films, documentaries and short films in over 300 screenings, the FIve Lakes Film Festival (FSFF) is one of the largest film festivals in southern Germany.

    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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    WHO IS ODA JAUNE? is a documentary about the artist 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 world premiere took place at Berlinale 2016.

    Website Five Lakes Film Festival
    Website MALI BLUES
    Facebook MALI BLUES
    Website WHO IS ODA JAUNE?


  • 07/2016

    Special Award for MALI BLUES and Fatoumata Diawara

    The main character of our production MALI BLUES got a Special Award at the 12th Festival des deutschen Films in Ludwigshafen […]

    The main character of our production MALI BLUES got a Special Award at the 12th Festival des deutschen Films in Ludwigshafen (Germany). The jurys’ statement: “She returns to her home country with the self chosen commitment of acting against the prohibition of musical consolation and joy. She becomes a heroine, that impressed us. The Special Award goes to Fatoumata Diawara for her stubborn will of not letting anybody forbid music in dark times.”

    Following Fatoumata Diawara, the young 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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

     

    Festival des deutschen Films
    "Mali Blues" on Facebook
    Official Website "Mali Blues"


  • 06/2016

    Falciani’s SwissLeaks wins German-French Journalism Award 2016

    After winning the German Economic Film Award in November 2015 our interactiv scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is now being honored […]

    After winning the German Economic Film Award in November 2015 our interactiv scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is now being honored with the German-Feench Journalism Award 2016 in the Multimedia section. The ceremony took place at the Allianz Forum in Berlin on June 29.

    Telling the fascinating story of whistleblower Hervé Falciani through a combination of text, video and interactive elements the web project  is offering an inside view into the complex issue of tax fraud to a broad public in an emotional and playful manner.

     

    German-French Journalism Award
    scroll documentary
    production infos


  • 06/2016

    1968 – The Awakening

    “1968 – The Awakening” just won the Archive Award by Sonuma – Les archives audiovisuelles at Sunny Side of the Doc History Pitch! On […]

    “1968 – The Awakening” just won the Archive Award by Sonuma – Les archives audiovisuelles at Sunny Side of the Doc History Pitch! On stage our producer Zora Nessl together with our coproducers Olivier Mille, Kristian Mosvold and Fernando De Souza Dias.


  • 06/2016

    Who is Oda Jaune? – German cinema release on June 23

    Tomorrow, the premiere tour for WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will begin, together with director Kamilla Pfeffer and artist Oda Jaune. […]

    Tomorrow, the premiere tour for WHO IS ODA JAUNE? will begin, together with director Kamilla Pfeffer and artist Oda Jaune. The screenings will take place on June 23rd at 7 pm at Filmkunstkino Cinema in Düsseldorf, on June 24th at Babylon Kino Berlin and June 26th at Abaton Hamburg.

    The film is a documentary about the artist 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 world premiere took place at Berlinale 2016, German distributor is Real Fiction.

    In coproduction with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) and Kamilla Pfeffer, funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, World Sales: WIDE HOUSE.

    Website "Who is Oda Jaune?"


  • 06/2016

    Falciani’s SwissLeaks on Ernst-Schneider-Preis Shortlist 2016

    Our awarded scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is shortlisted for the Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016! Selected out of 1.200 submissions the thrilling multimedia […]

    Our awarded scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is shortlisted for the Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016! Selected out of 1.200 submissions the thrilling multimedia project telling the fascinating story of whistleblower Hervé Falciani is now running for a nomination in the category Economy Online! The jury will announce all nominees in September and award the winners of the German Economy Journalist Prize 2016 on October 17 in Karlsruhe. We are looking forward to it and keep our fingers crossed!

    shortlist Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016
    scroll dokumentary
    production infos


  • 06/2016

    Mali Blues & The Land of the Enlightened @Filmfest München

    “Mali Blues” and “The Light of the Enlightened” will have their German premiere @Filmfest München, the second biggest German film festival! […]

    “Mali Blues” and “The Light of the Enlightened” will have their German premiere @Filmfest München, the second biggest German film festival! Filmfest München will celebrate their 34th edition from June 23rd to July 2nd.

    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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED tells the story of a group of Kuchi children in Afghanistan who dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. The film is a hybrid feature documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue, a first-time director with a huge passion for the Afghan people and for the extraordinary beauty of their war-tormented country. It was filmed over a period of seven years in different regions throughout the country on amazing 16mm footage. The world premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival and it was awarded with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography!

     

    Website Filmfest München
    Official Website MALI BLUES
    Official Website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED