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  • 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


  • 11/2016

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED nominated for Spotlight Award

    Cinema Eye Honors announced THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED as nominee for their Spotlight Award. The Awards are presented annually at […]

    Cinema Eye Honors announced THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED as nominee for their Spotlight Award. The Awards are presented annually at the museum of moving images in Queens, New York. The Spotlight Award honors films that need to have big audiences and filmmakers from whom you want to see more.

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED will be released in German cinemas 8th December 2016!

    Trailer – THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Facebook – THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Nominees Spotlight Award


  • 11/2016

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED nominated for European Film Award

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED is nominated for the European Film Award in the category European Documentary 2016. This was announced […]

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED is nominated for the European Film Award in the category European Documentary 2016. This was announced at the Seville European Film Festival. The 29th ceremony of the European Film Awards will take place on 10th December in Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland.

    THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED will be released in German cinemas 8th December 2016!

     

     

     

    Nominations European Film Award
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  • 11/2016

    TV premiere of #uploading_holocaust on Nov 8 on BR

    One day prior to the yearly Kristallnacht memorial day on November 8, the German-Israeli co-production #uploading_holocaust will have its TV […]

    One day prior to the yearly Kristallnacht memorial day on November 8, the German-Israeli co-production #uploading_holocaust will have its TV premiere on BR at 10.30 pm. In combination with the web project www.uploading-holocaust.com, the broadcast will be a prelude to the commemoration ceremonies of the Nazi crimes. The film by Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein is the first documentary that is 100% composed out of YouTube material and tells the story of Israeli students trying to deal with the remembrance of the Holocaust in the digital age.

    Details about the documentary
    To the web project


  • 10/2016

    GASOLINE DELUXE @ Seriencamp Munich

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp. Seriencamp is […]

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp.

    Seriencamp is Germany’s first festival for TV series and will take place for the second time from 20-23 October 2016 at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Munich. The festival screens more than 25 serial highlights from all over the world and invites everyone for binge-watching. The event will be completed by several panels and lectures and attendance is free.

    Get the series on DVD at good!movies!
    Stream the series on Vimeo!
    Seriencamp programme


  • 10/2016

    Reinhardt Beetz announced as Juror of New York Festival Awards 2017

    Reinhardt Beetz will be one of the jurors of New York Festival Awards 2017. The Television & Film Awards Gala […]

    Reinhardt Beetz will be one of the jurors of New York Festival Awards 2017. The Television & Film Awards Gala – a mutual event by New York Festival with NAB show – will be held on April 19, 2017 in Las Vegas.

    New York Festival Awards


  • 10/2016

    “The Tchaikovsky Files” wins Echo Klassik Award

    Our radical music documentary about Peter Tchaikovsky has been awarded with the ECHO KLASSIK in the category “Music Production (Documentary)”. […]

    Our radical music documentary about Peter Tchaikovsky has been awarded with the ECHO KLASSIK in the category “Music Production (Documentary)”. Ralf Pleger received the award in the category “music-production (documentary)” from host Thomas Gottschalk at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 9. The ECHO CLASSIC is one of the most important and established music awards worldwide. The award ceremony is an annual get-together of the classical music scene.

    Details & Trailer
    Stream the Movie at Vimeo
    Echo Klassik


  • 10/2016

    German Academy for Television nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for “Gasoline Deluxe”

    The German academy for television has nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for his performance  in the tv-series “Gasoline Deluxe” in the category […]

    The German academy for television has nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for his performance  in the tv-series “Gasoline Deluxe” in the category “Television Entertainment”.

    In the ARTE 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Lichtenstein searches for the most beautiful and 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.

    „1000 Liter“ – the title track of „Gasoline Deluxe“ by Friedrich Liechtenstein –  has won the MUSIC VIDEO AWARD by photokina & c/o pop convention!


    "1000 Liter" at iTunes
    TV-Series as DVD at goodmovies
    TV-Series at Vimeo
    VR/360° Music Video "1.000 Liter"


  • 10/2016

    World Premiere of #uploading_holocaust at DOK Leipzig Filmfest

    What does the Holocaust mean for us today? The cross media project #uploading_holocaust deals with the remembrance of the Holocaust […]

    What does the Holocaust mean for us today? The cross media project #uploading_holocaust deals with the remembrance of the Holocaust in a digital age and asks how relevant this topic still is for the 4th generation.

    Entirely composed of YouTube clips made by Israeli teens, this unique documentary by Sagi Bornstein and Udi Nir will have its World Premiere at DOK Leipzig Filmfest on November 2. The interactive web project will be launched that same day.

    The film by Sagi Bornstein and Udi Nir will be screened as part of Next Masters Competition. The documentary is already nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award, which will be awarded by a youth-jury of students of Leipzig.

    Screenings at DOK Leipzig Filmfest:

    November 02: World premiere of the documentary at 8:00 pm (Cinestar 6)
    November 02: Web project launch at www.uploading-holocaust.com
    November 03: Documentary school-screening at 10:00 am (Passage Kino)
    November 03: Presentation of the web project at 4:00 pm (ZMK)
    November 05: Documentary screening at 01:30 pm (Cinestar 6)

    Web project
    Documentary
    DOK Leipzig


  • 10/2016

    „GABO” shortlisted for 44th International Emmy Award

    The documentary is nominated in the category “Arts Programming”. The International Emmy Award honours international television productions made outside the […]

    The documentary is nominated in the category “Arts Programming”. The International Emmy Award honours international television productions made outside the United States. The winners will be announced in New York on November 21.

    GABO is as much of an intimate portrait of the great writer Gabriel García Márquez as it is a touching film about the power of fantasy. The feature documentary traces Gabo’s biographic landmarks back to his childhood, exploring how the son of a simple telegraphist could become a century-writer, whose works reach beyond his death, inspiring audiences across the world.

    Details & Trailer
    International Emmy Awards


  • 10/2016

    Award-winning Children’s Series “TRIO – The Kepler Diamonds” on German TV

    Since October 1st, Ki.Ka airs the third season of Norwegian-German children’s series “TRIO – The Kepler Diamonds”. The series’ third […]

    Since October 1st, Ki.Ka airs the third season of Norwegian-German children’s series “TRIO – The Kepler Diamonds”. The series’ third season will be broadcasted every Thursday at 8:10 pm on Ki.Ka.

    Nora thinks her father is dead. Someone tries to kidnap her. Might he still be alive? A famous treasure hunter, Mr. Sykes, holds her father and looks for the Kepler Diamonds. The kids must find the treasure to free Noras father…

    TRIO – The Kepler Diamonds Filmwebsite
    TRIO – The Kepler Diamonds: All episodes at Ki.Ka


  • 10/2016

    Phoenix Award and German Cinema Release THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

    Director Pieter-Jan De Pue will receive the phoenix award at the Film Festival Cologne for THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED. The […]

    Director Pieter-Jan De Pue will receive the phoenix award at the Film Festival Cologne for THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED. The award is handed out by the German news broadcaster phoenix and honors an internationally inspiring artist from the film and television industry. Last year, Joshua Oppenheimer received the award.

    On December 8th, our hybrid feature documentary THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED will have it’s German cinema release. The film is about 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.

     

     

    Trailer THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
    Film Festival Cologne
    phoenix award
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