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  • 08/2017

    The Land of the Enlightened – Broadcast on ARTE

    On August 30th at 22:08h, the documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue will first be broadcast on German television. The film […]

    On August 30th at 22:08h, the documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue will first be broadcast on German television. The film has won numerous awards such as the “Special Jury Award für Best Cinematography” and the Phoenix Award.

    A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir.

     

    ARTE


  • 08/2017

    DREAM BOAT – US cinema release

    Finally, the date for the US cinema release of Tristan Ferland Milewski’s documentary DREAM BOAT is set. The film will […]

    Finally, the date for the US cinema release of Tristan Ferland Milewski’s documentary DREAM BOAT is set. The film will have its theatrical release on November 3rd at the renowned Quad Cinema in Manhattan, more cities to follow. Until then, DREAM BOAT will be screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the Reeling in Chicago, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Fest and Newfest LGBT Film Festival in 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…

    Quad Cinema
    Official website DREAM BOAT
    Strand Releasing
    Facebook DREAM BOAT


  • 08/2017

    New Season MAKE LOVE on ZDF

    Season kickoff! Our TV format MAKE LOVE with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning starts with season five and two new episodes at […]

    Season kickoff! Our TV format MAKE LOVE with sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning starts with season five and two new episodes at the end of August!

    Tuesday, 08/29 at 11:45 pm on ZDF: New ways in love
    Tuesday, 09/12 at 11:45 pm on ZDF: So, as you are

    In the two new episodes, MAKE LOVE questions modern relationship models, body ideals and social norms. On her journey, Ann-Marlene Henning meets people who have been happily married for 50 years, as well as couples who choose alternative relationships for themselves, opening their relationship or live polyamorously.

    To celebrate physical diversity, Ann-Marlene Henning initiates a nude photo shoot with people who do not meet body ideals and talks to people on the street about exclusion by normalized beauty and gender stereotypes. She meets a young woman who has decided not to have sex anymore.


  • 07/2017

    Mali Blues – Now available as VoD!

    Now available as VoD on DVD, iTunes and amazon! MALI BLUES tells the story of four musicians from the West […]

    Now available as VoD on DVD, iTunes and amazon!

    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 on Amazon
    Mali Blues on iTunes


  • 07/2017

    “Silent Saviours” wins the German-French Journalism Award

    At this year’s presentation of the German-French Journalism Award in Paris, our documentary “Silent Saviour – Survival in occupied France” […]

    At this year’s presentation of the German-French Journalism Award in Paris, our documentary “Silent Saviour –
    Survival in occupied France” (authors: Christian Frey and Susanne Witteck) is the award winner in the video
    category.
    As an outstanding examination of a pan-European topic, “Silent Saviours” contributes to a better understanding
    between Germany and France. The GFJA stands for extraordinary journalistic work and that is exactly what Wittek
    and Frey have achieved.
    With the invasion by German military forces in 1940, the French Jews’ struggle for survival began. But 75% of them
    lived through the Holocaust. The fact that tens of thousands of Jews could be saved by the civilian resistance of the
    French population is hardly known in Europe. With their film, the authors tell the story of the circumstances behind
    their rescue – and of the “silent saviours’” civilian resistance that made it possible.
    In this documentary, director Christian Frey, who has won several Bavarian Film Awards, preserves the unique
    memories of the rescuers and the rescued: an important chapter of the Franco-German past that has been made
    into a film for the first time ever.

  • 07/2017

    Norbert Daldrop Fund for art and culture

    Our cinema documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor wins the prize “Norbert Daldrop Fund for art and culture” at the […]

    Our cinema documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor wins the prize “Norbert Daldrop Fund for art and culture” at the German Documentary Film Festival.

    Filmwebsite MALI BLUES
    Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2017
    Facebook MALI BLUES


  • 06/2017

    #uploading_holocaust honored as “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”

    Our web project #uploading_holocaust was today honored as one of Germany’s 100 most innovative projects in the contest “Landmarks in […]

    Our web project #uploading_holocaust was today honored as one of Germany’s 100 most innovative projects in the contest “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas 2017”. The jury has selected the project among more than 1,000 submissions.

    #uploading_holocaust was realized in co-production with udiVsagi production, BR, and rbb, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nationalfonds Österreich, Zukunftsfonds Österreich, and Bayerische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung.

    Landmarks in the Land of Ideas
    The web project


  • 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