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  • 11/2015

    “Digital Dissidents” now available on iTunes

    After the festival-success in 2015, the documentary by Cyril Tuschi with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and William Binney, […]

    After the festival-success in 2015, the documentary by Cyril Tuschi with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and William Binney, is now also available on iTunes.

    The film is giving insights into the the motives, aims and contradictions of those people fighting for transparency and privacy in the digital world. While many people celebrate them as heroes, critics, intelligence services and companies condemn their actions as an assault on our security. Why are they doing it? What are their motives?

    Digital Dissidents

     

    iTunes
    Digital Dissidents


  • 11/2015

    Georg Tschurtschenthaler hosts panel discussion about doc serials at Documentary Campus Masterschool in Cologne

    As part of the „Documentary Campus Masterschool“ program for European directors and producers, producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler hosts a panel discussion […]

    As part of the „Documentary Campus Masterschool“ program for European directors and producers, producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler hosts a panel discussion about „Horizontal, episode-spanning storytelling in non-fiction“ . On the 19th of November, from 5 to 7 pm, guests Jordan McGarry, programmer at Vimeo, Jan Peter, author and director of „14 – Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs“ as well as finish transmedia experte Simon present Best-Practice examples and talk about Plotting, finacing and productional aspects.

    Panel "Horizontal, episode-spanning storytelling in non-fiction" at November 19th


  • 11/2015

    #arthunt nominated for German Reporter Award 2015

    Great news for our transmedial search for a lost painting, that saved the lives of 30 people: ‘#arthunt’ is nominated […]

    Great news for our transmedial search for a lost painting, that saved the lives of 30 people: ‘#arthunt’ is nominated for the “German Reporter Award 2015” in the category “Innovation”. Thanks to the cross medial concept of the documentary, more than 1000 people provided clues and took part in the discussion via Whatsapp. We celebrate the premiere of the film on November 19th, 7pm at the Jewish Museum Munich. The documentary will be broadcasted on November 26th, 10.30 pm on Bayerischen Rundfunk (BR).


  • 11/2015

    Crossmedia Panel at WCSFP / SUPERNERDS at “What’s the Buzz”

    At the “World Congress of Science & Factual Producers” (WCSFP), Christian Beetz will present the crossmedia projects SUPERNERDS and #arthunt. […]

    At the “World Congress of Science & Factual Producers” (WCSFP), Christian Beetz will present the crossmedia projects SUPERNERDS and #arthunt. Furthermore, the project SUPERNERDS was selected for the opening event “What’s the Buzz of the Year” (WTB). WTB features the world’s best productions in non-fiction.

    World Congress of Science & Factual Producers December 1-4


  • 11/2015

    #arthunt premieres on November 19th at Jewish Museum Munich

    A painting that has saved the lives of more than 30 people and that has been lost for almost eight […]

    A painting that has saved the lives of more than 30 people and that has been lost for almost eight decades. A case of looted art that leads from Germany’s present right into its dark past. A transmedia investigation across various media channels and outlets, which makes the audience part of the team. More than 1000 people provided clues and took part in the discussion via Whatsapp.

    We celebrate the premiere of the film on November 19th, 7pm at the Jewish Museum Munich. Additionally, this date marks the opening of an exhibition for which protagonist Edward Engelberg provides his sister painting.

    The documentary will be broadcasted on November 26th, 10.30 pm on Bayerischen Rundfunk.

    A production by gebrueder beetz filmproduktion and Follow The Money, in coproduktion with BR and ORF, in association with SRF.

    Details and Podcast


  • 11/2015

    VIKING KIDS receives Funding by MEDIA and „Fernsehen aus Thüringen“

    We are happy that the idea for our kids series was selected by the jury of the producer’s initiative “Fernsehen […]

    We are happy that the idea for our kids series was selected by the jury of the producer’s initiative “Fernsehen aus Thüringen” and will be granted Euro 15,000 for further development. It is one of five projects that plan to be realized in the Free State ofThuringia.

    In the series (13x24min) the 12 year old Torbjörn finds out with the help of a magic amulet and his tablet that his mother is trapped in the past. With Thora, a clever Viking girl, he tries to saves his mother and has to prove his wit and braveness.

    Details about Viking Kids
    "Fernsehen aus Thüringen"


  • 11/2015

    Scroll Doc “Falciani’s SwissLeaks” wins “German Economic Film Award”

    The interactive finance thriller received the first prize of the section “Film in New Media”. The jury highlighted the way […]

    The interactive finance thriller received the first prize of the section “Film in New Media”. The jury highlighted the way the scroll doc engaged the user in the story. The award ceremony took place on November 4th at Kino International in Berlin.

    The web project covers the events around the enigmatic bank whistleblower Hervé Falciani. The highly sensible client data he stole from HSBC lead to the biggest banking scandal of history, which is why many consider him to be the Edward Snowden of the banking sector.

    Experience the Scroll Doc
    Press Release (German)


  • 11/2015

    “1989 – A Statesman Opens up“ wins Premios Ondas International TV Award

    Our coproduction “1989” received the ONDAS TV AWARD 2015 for “Best TV Production of the Year” in Barcelona. The Ondas […]

    Our coproduction “1989” received the ONDAS TV AWARD 2015 for “Best TV Production of the Year” in Barcelona. The Ondas Awards are Spain’s most long-standing and prestigious radio and television awards.
    “1989” is a feature-length documentary and a high-politics drama about the collapse of the Iron Curtain. Directors Erzsébet Rácz and Anders Østergaard mix archive footage, sound sequences and running commentary to push the borders of the documentary genre to achieve a rich, cinematic experience. The jury states: “An ambitious European coproduction that portrays the historic chapter of the fall of the Iron Curtain using a brilliant narrative and formal proposal.“

    Infos about "1989"
    Premios Ondas


  • 11/2015

    “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” at CPH:DOX

    The good news continue: our coproduction “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” will be shown three times at this years CPH:DOX! The investigative […]

    The good news continue: our coproduction “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” will be shown three times at this years CPH:DOX!

    The investigative documentary-thriller covers the events around the enigmatic bank whistle-blower Hervé Falciani. The highly sensible client data he stole from HSBC lead to the biggest banking scandal of history, which is why many consider him to be the Edward Snowden of the banking sector.

    CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is the third biggest documentary film festival in the world. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 200 films from around the world. The dates for 2015 are November 5th-15th.

    Website CPH:DOX
    Website of the film
    About the interactive scrolldoku


  • 10/2015

    SUPERNERDS wins 1.Prize at the 17. International Eyes & Ears Awards

    We´re happy to announce that our interactive TV-Live-Event SUPERNERDS wins the 1.Prize at the 17. Internationale Eyes & Ears Awards […]

    We´re happy to announce that our interactive TV-Live-Event SUPERNERDS wins the 1.Prize at the 17. Internationale Eyes & Ears Awards in the category “Best cross-media event campaign”.

    “Supernerds” merges theater, television and interactive media into a transmedia project that explores the phenomenon of Supernerds, web activists and “new dissidents” à la Snowden, Appelbaum or Assange. Parallel to and interwoven with the play and the TV show, the project will make the abstract issue “Digital Surveillance” accessible to a wide audience. We use the second screen applications and the power of Suddenlife Gaming to turn the abstract issue into an emotional experience.

    SUPERNERDS is now available via Journeyman Pictures.

    Infos about SUPERNERDS
    Eyes & Ears Awards
    supernerds.tv
    Distribution: Journeyman Pictures


  • 10/2015

    „Digital Dissidents“ at WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film IFF Warsaw and São Paulo International Film Festival 2015

    Double success for our documentary „Digital Dissidents“: the film by director Cyril Tuschi will be shown at the 15th WATCH […]

    Double success for our documentary „Digital Dissidents“: the film by director Cyril Tuschi will be shown at the 15th WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film IFF in Warsaw as well as at the 39th São Paulo International Film Festival. The film, starring Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg, deals with people committing their lives for transparency and privacy in a digital world.

    15. WATCH DOCS.Human Rights in Film 2015
    39. São Paulo International Film Festival 2015


  • 10/2015

    SUPERNERDS at the Italian Doc Screenings 2015

    Producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will present the transmedial project SUPERNERDS on Saturday , October 17th at 3:45 pm at the Italian […]

    Producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will present the transmedial project SUPERNERDS on Saturday , October 17th at 3:45 pm at the Italian Doc Screenings, which take place during the Rome Film Fest. SUPERNERDS merges theater, television and interactive media to make the abstract issue “Digital Surveillance” tangible for a braod audience. The project was realized in cooperation with the public broadcaster WDR and the theater Schauspiel Köln. At the Italian Doc Screenings, Georg Tschurtschenthaler will provide an insight in the special terms and conditions of this transmedial production, will share key learnings, talk about do’s and don’ts and give an optimistic perspective on the chances of transmedia storytelling.

     

    More about the Italian Doc Screenings
    More about SUPERNERDS


  • 10/2015

    “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” nominated for German Television Award

    The celebration continues: the German Academy of Television nominated our co-production “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” for the German Television Award in […]

    The celebration continues: the German Academy of Television nominated our co-production “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” for the German Television Award in the category “documentary feature”. Every year since 2010 the Academy of German Television  honors outstanding achievements in all departments of tv- production.The investigative documentary-thriller „Falciani’s Tax Bomb“ covers the events around the enigmatic bank whistle-blower Hervé Falciani. The highly sensible client data he stole from HSBC lead to the biggest banking scandal of history, which is why many consider him to be the Edward Snowden of the banking sector. The award ceremony will take place November 28th in Cologne.

    About the Academy of German Television
    About the film "Falciani's Tax Bomb"
    About the interactive scroll documentary


  • 10/2015

    „Love Boat“ receives script funding by FFA

    A cruise ship and 3,000 men – this is what our new 90 minutes documentary will be all about. The […]

    A cruise ship and 3,000 men – this is what our new 90 minutes documentary will be all about. The ship of a promoter of gay cruises casts off for a seven-day Mediterranean tour: Sun, sea, bare skin, testosterone galore, and 3,000 opportunities – a grand promise. We are very glad that “Love Boat”, written and directed by Tristan Milewski, is granted script funding by the German Federal Film Board (FFA).


    About the German Federal Film Board (FFA)