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  • 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


  • 01/2017

    MAKE LOVE nominated for the German Television Award 2017

    Our documentary format “MAKE LOVE” with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning is nominated for the German Television Award 2017 in the category […]

    Our documentary format “MAKE LOVE” with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning is nominated for the German Television Award 2017 in the category „Best Infotainment”. In all four seasons the successful format dares to address the great taboos of sexuality and partnership. MAKE LOVE is the first TV programme that brings the authentic and individual realities of sex into public TV and also discusses homosexual sex in the nominated 4th season.

    The 4th season was realized by the directors Tristan Ferland Milewski and Janina Hahn and the editors Friederike Haedecke and Johannes Geiger. It was broadcasted in July 2016 on ZDF. In July 2017 two more episodes of MAKE LOVE will follow for ZDF.

    The format started in 2013 on MDR and SWR and in 2015 Peter Arens commissioned it for ZDF’s main programme where the format was developed further. In 2014, the MAKE LOVE web feature www.make-love.de was nominated for the Grimme Online Award and the Impact Award.

    Besides MAKE LOVE, the TV shows „Galileo“ and „Das Jenke-Experiment“ are nominated in the category „Infotainment“. Next to the Grimme Award, the German Television Award is one of the most important awards of the TV industry and is awarded by the broadcasters Das Erste, ZDF, RTL and Sat. The award ceremony is held on February 2, 2017 in Cologne.

    We want to thank the great MAKE LOVE TEAM – without your commitment and skills the programme would not be the same!

    CREDITS
    Format & Executive Producer: Christian Beetz & Tristan Ferland Milewski
    Writer & Director: Tristan Ferland Milewski
    Co-Writer & Co-Director: Janina Hahn
    Host: Ann-Marlene Henning
    Assistant: Anika von Keiser
    DoP: Jörg Junge, Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Falco Seliger
    Additional Camera: Thomas Funk
    Sound: Johannes Hampel, Karsten Höfer
    Gaffer: Frank Semerau
    Mask: Hanna Riehm, Hjørdis Supplieth, Franziska Hüchelheim
    Editing: Oliver Szyza, Sonja Baeger, Philipp Gromov
    Colour Editing: Gerrit Ohlsberg
    Music: Nils Kacirek
    MIxing: Jörg Höhne, Dietrich Körner
    Couple: Steffi Köhler, Erik Engelhardt
    3D Animation: Ronald Grüner, Nico Banisch
    2D Animation: xkopp creative
    Photographs: Enrik Engelhardt
    Line Producer : Kathrin Isberner
    Production Manager: Anique Roelfsema
    Production Assistant: Meike Wenthe
    Postproduction Supervisor: Xavier Agudo
    Production Supervisor: Daniela Schöne
    Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
    Commissioning Editor ZDF: Friederike Haedecke, Johannes Geiger
    Production Manager ZDF: Cora Szielasko
    Broadcasting Supervisor: Peter Arens

    All Nominees
    Web Special www.make-love.de
    Trailer & Details
    All Seasons on DVD
    All Seasons on VoD
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  • 12/2016

    WER IST ODA JAUNE? pre-selected for German Film Award

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film […]

    The documentary WHO IS ODA JAUNE? by Kamilla Pfeffer is one out of seven documentaries pre-selected for the German Film Award. The film celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2016 and has been shown at many international film festivals. In February 2017, it will be part of LOLA at Berlinale.

    WHO IS ODA JAUNE? is a documentary about the painter 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 GERMAN FILM AWARD, the LOLA, is the most renowned award for German films.

     

    Film website WHO IS ODA JAUNE?
    German Film Award


  • 12/2016

    “Silent Saviours” – TV-premiere in 2017

    Our documentary “Silent Saviours” will be screened on German TV for the first time on January 24th, 2017 at 9:05 […]

    Our documentary “Silent Saviours” will be screened on German TV for the first time on January 24th, 2017 at 9:05 pm on ARTE.

    The German invasion in 1940 is the beginning of a struggle for life for the Jews in France. Still, 75% of them survive the holocaust. For the first time a film recounts the circumstances of their rescue – and the civil resistance of numerous “Silent Saviours” who made this possible.

     


  • 12/2016

    “Erich Kästner – The other face” – Premiere on New Year’s Eve

    Our docu-drama “Erich Kästner – The other face” celebrates its German TV-premiere on December 31st at 4:50 pm on ARTE. As […]

    Our docu-drama “Erich Kästner – The other face” celebrates its German TV-premiere on December 31st at 4:50 pm on ARTE.

    As children we practically devoured “The Flying Classroom,” “Emil and the Detectives,” and “The Parent Trap” – with a flashlight under the covers. Today we ask ourselves, who was this man, Erich Kästner, who always smiled at us from the photograph on the book-jacket? What kind of person resides behind the cheerful, witty, and at times aggressive façade? What is the deal with “his doppelganger” and the “other Erich” that he frequently talks and writes about?


  • 11/2016

    Two productions in “What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ at WCSFP

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year’s World […]

    Two of our productions will be presented in the „What’s the Buzz of the Year?“- Session at this year’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers: The crossmedia-project „#uploading_holocaust” and the documentary feature “New Species“. “What’s the Buzz of the Year?“ presents the most innovative TV-production of this year. The sessions takes place in 6th of December at the WCSFP in Stockholm.

    The Israeli-German coproduction “#uploading_holocaust“, directed by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein, show how young Israelis remember the holocaust. It uses authentic YouTube-Footage only. The web project www.uploading-holocaust.com addresses a german-speaking, young group of users. It asks those youngsters what a contemporary culture of remembrance should be like.

    “New Species“ starts on a journey of discovery to the untouched Serra da Mocidade in the amazonian rainforest. The Serra da Mocidade is a mountain range in the wild northern Brasil, entirely covered in jungle forest. So far over 45 of unknown species were discovered.

    Details about the Documentary #uploading_holocaust
    The web project #uploading_holocaust
    Details about the documentary "New Species"


  • 11/2016

    SUPERNERDS at WCSFP in Stockholm

    Our transmedia project will be presented on December 6, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. at World Congress of Science and Factual […]

    Our transmedia project will be presented on December 6, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. at World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in the session “To Boldly Go”. The session is a guide to the most exciting, innovative and challenging new ways to tell science and history narratives, showcasing creative projects that think outside the box and examining how they came to be. Bringing not only television, but theatre, immersive experiences, games and apps, To Boldly Go will find new ways to tell stories, make sure we stay fresh and relevant, learn how to break the rules successfully and discover how to bring new audiences to our stories. SUPERNERDS was a live event about digital surveillance, combining a theatre play, an interactive TV show and ARG techniques. It was nominated for the “Interactive Innovation Award” at SXSW Festival.

    WCSFP
    Details about SUPERNERDS


  • 11/2016

    Berlin Premiere of #uploading_holocaust on Nov 28

    After the successful world premiere at DOK Leipzig, we now want to celebrate the Berlin premiere of the documentary on […]

    After the successful world premiere at DOK Leipzig, we now want to celebrate the Berlin premiere of the documentary on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Babylon in the presence of the Israeli directors Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein. The 75 min documentary will be screened in the original language (Hebrew) with German subtitles. In cooperation with Radio Fritz and YouTube star JKB we will also present the web project www.uploading-holocaust.com.

    To attend, please send an e-mail to uploading@gebrueder-beetz.de until Monday, November 21.

    Film Details & Trailer
    The Web Project