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  • 04/2014

    Double Honour: Realscreen and HotDOCS in North America

    Quite recently Realscreen.com named us as one of the “Global 100″ of independent production companies of the non-fictional film- and [...]

    Quite recently Realscreen.com named us as one of the “Global 100″ of independent production companies of the non-fictional film- and TV-industry. In a few days we will celebrate the world premiere of our latest documentary “Before The Last Curtain Falls” at HotDOCS Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. (28th April, 8.30 p.m.). The annual festival is the biggest one for documentaries in North America.
    “Before The Last Curatin Falls” will also be screened 29th April, 4 p.m. and 2nd May 12:30 p.m.
    As if that isn’t good enough, also our production “Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me” by Khalo Matabane will be screened. In the documentary he reflects on Mandelas work without calling him a hero.

     

    Realscreen on the Web
    HotDOCS Filmfestival Toronto


  • 04/2014

    Realscreen releases “Global 100″ – GBF is one

    Realscreen named us as one of globals Top 100 of independent filmproduction companies. Every year they list the “Global 100″ [...]

    Realscreen named us as one of globals Top 100 of independent filmproduction companies. Every year they list the “Global 100″ chosen from input of their readers. By their own account Realscreen is the only international magazine, that is dedicated to non-fictional film and TV industrie. They will get together the different companies and communities to discuss and work in this field.

     

    Top 100 of independent production companies


  • 04/2014

    “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” at HOT DOCS!

    We are delighted to announce that our coproduction with Born Free Media (SA) „Nelson Mandela: the myth & me“ will [...]

    We are delighted to announce that our coproduction with Born Free Media (SA) „Nelson Mandela: the myth & me“ will be screened at this years HOT DOCS film festival in Toronto, Canada! It will be shown on April 26th & 28th as well as May 4th. Khalo Matabane’s film has already been awarded with the IDFA Special Jury Award and broadcast by the BBC. On April 23rd next, it will be on arte. Matabane asks global thinkers, Apartheid-victims and Mandela’s entourage – ranging from the Dalai Lama to Colin Powell – to classify Nelson Mandela’s achievements, thereby providing a multi-facetted approach to his myth. His recent death at the high age of 95 offers the opportunity to reflect upon his legacy beyond sainthood.

    Hot Docs 2014


  • 04/2014

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” at three international Festivals!

    With 30.000 cinema-goers and the latest award at Millennium Film Festival in Brussels with the Special Award of the Jury, [...]

    With 30.000 cinema-goers and the latest award at Millennium Film Festival in Brussels with the Special Award of the Jury, “Midsummer Night’s Tango” was selected  for three further festivals!

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” will be screened at the FESTROIA Filmfestival in competition of the section “Man and his Environment”, in Gdansk at DocFilm Festival in competition for the “GATE OF FREEDOM”-Award and last but not least at the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Seoul.

    We are looking forward to the festivals and an exciting competition!

    FESTROIA Filmfestival
    Gdansk DocFilm Festival
    Jecheon Int. Music & Film Festival


  • 04/2014

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” wins Special Award of the Jury at Millenium Documentary Film Festival

    Our documentary “Midsummer Night’s Tango” has been awarded with the Special Award of the Jury at the Millenium Documentary Film [...]

    Our documentary “Midsummer Night’s Tango” has been awarded with the Special Award of the Jury at the Millenium Documentary Film Festival 2014. Director Viviane Blumenschein accompanies three Argentinian musicians to Finland to find out if it is true that the Tango was born there. The Millenium Documentary Film Festival is an annual event which takes place in Brussels and shows films that tell us about the important issues and goals of the 21st century, a changing world which has an impact on many of our values and lifestyles.

    Millenium Documentary Film Festival
    "Midsummer Night's Tango" on Facebook


  • 04/2014

    “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” at Stockholm International Film Festival

    We proudly announce that our production “Nelson Mandela: the myth and me” will have it’s Sweden premiere at the Stockholm [...]

    We proudly announce that our production “Nelson Mandela: the myth and me” will have it’s Sweden premiere at the Stockholm International Film Festival on April 7th. Two further screenings will take place on 10th and 11th of April.
    In it’s awarded documentary director Khalo Matabane talks to Mandela’s entourage, Apartheid-victims, global thinkers and politicians about life, work and myth of South Africa’s first president.

    All about "Nelson Mandela - the myth & me"
    Website of Stockholm International Film Festival


  • 04/2014

    MIZ Formatfestival: Christian Beetz als Juror

    The gebrueder beetz filmproduktion attaches great importance to crossmedia and so does the Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg. They have called for MIZ [...]

    The gebrueder beetz filmproduktion attaches great importance to crossmedia and so does the Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg. They have called for MIZ format Festival and producer Christian Beetz is part of the jury. Since February young talents in journalism, crossmedia, screenwriting, development and production media were invited to submit innovative cross- and transmedia projects. More than 80 projects were submitted. At the Kick-off Day on 3 April 2014, the ten best projects outlines pitch in front of the jury. After a conception phase from April to June, the finals public event will be held in July. In addition to two scholarships the participants can win prize of 10,000 euros. The jury is a collective of creative minds from radio or television – broadcasting representatives, format developer and producers such as Christian Beetz:

    Steve Blame – TV host and freelance format developer
    Peter Dreckmann – head of department “Entertainment”, MDR FERNSEHEN
    Mona Rübsamen – acting partner and program director, FluxFM
    Slaven Pipić – project manager, ZDFneo TVLab
    Kay Meseberg – project manager ARTE Future
    Kasten Dusse – format developer, BRAINPOOL TV
    Christoph Fey – managing director, ENTERTAINMENT MASTER CLASS
    Dr. Ralf Müller-Schmid – head of DRadio Wissen
    Petra Schmitz – program coordinator and development, rbb Fernsehen

    Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg


  • 03/2014

    “The Colours of China” Pitch at Asian Side of the Doc

    Producer Christian Beetz is pitching our co-production “The Colours of China” at the Asian Side of the Docs on Thursday, [...]

    Producer Christian Beetz is pitching our co-production “The Colours of China” at the Asian Side of the Docs on Thursday, 20th March 2014.
    Location: Yi Bin Ballroom Level 2, Plenary Room, Chengdu / China
    Time: 11am

    “The Colours of China” is an extraordinary trip through China – structured by the century-old mythology of the colours. According to a Chinese legend, five colours dominate the earth – yellow, cyan, red, white and black. These five colours structure our journey through the world’s most fascinating country. They provide us with a unique access to the geography, culture and, above all, to the lives of the Chinese.

    Asian Side of the Doc is an international coproduction forum and marketplace for producers, editors, funders, etc.

    Asian Side of the Docs Website