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  • 01/2016

    SUPERNERDS nominated for Crossmedia Award

    The transmedia project is nominated in the category TV as one of three productions. The Crossmedia Prize is awarded by […]

    The transmedia project is nominated in the category TV as one of three productions. The Crossmedia Prize is awarded by Radio Bremen and Bremische Landesmedienanstalt for the fourth time. It honours “new formats and editorial pieces, which use the possibilities of crossmedia in an outstanding way to comprehensively reach target groups and tie them to the program”.

    The award ceremony takes place on 3rd of March at Bremer Schütting.

    Press Release
    Details about the Project


  • 01/2016

    “The Land of the Enlightened” is nominated for HIVOS TIGER AWARD @IFF Rotterdam

    After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival our co-production “The Land of the Enlightened” will be in competition […]

    After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival our co-production “The Land of the Enlightened” will be in competition for the prestigious HIVOS TIGER AWARD. Besides it, seven international productions are nominated as well. The winners will be announced on the 5th of February. The International Film Festival Rotterdam is one of the most important film festivals worldwide and takes place this year from the 27th of January until the 7th of February.

     

    Announcement at Film Festival Rotterdam
    Official "The Land of the Enlightened" website


  • 12/2015

    Trailer “The Land of the Enlightened” as Apple Premiere

    For the next 24 hours, you can exclusively watch the new trailer of “The Land of the Enlightened” on iTunes: […]

    For the next 24 hours, you can exclusively watch the new trailer of “The Land of the Enlightened” on iTunes: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/thelandoftheenlightened/

    “The Land of the Enlightened” tells the story of a gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe who 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.

    The world premiere will take place at the renowned Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, 2016.

    Trailer on iTunes
    Sundance Film Festival


  • 12/2015

    DVD release – “The Yes Men are Revolting”

    “The Yes Men are Revolting” is now available on DVD! For the last 20 years, the notorious activists The Yes Men […]

    “The Yes Men are Revolting” is now available on DVD! For the last 20 years, the notorious activists The Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.

    Pretty bizarre – and also the perfect Christmas gift for all procrastinative revolutionaries!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 12/2015

    Scroll doc “Falciani’s SwissLeaks” nominated for Smart FIPA

    Our multimedia webdoc about the whistleblower Hervé Falciani is selected for competition in the Smart Fipa section of the 29th […]

    Our multimedia webdoc about the whistleblower Hervé Falciani is selected for competition in the Smart Fipa section of the 29th Fipa, which will be held in Biarritz from January 19th to 24th 2016. The aim of Smart Fipa is to anticipate the future of the audio- visual sector by identifying the writing, technologies and talents of tomorrow.

    Smart FIPA
    Webdoc "Falciani's SwissLeaks"


  • 12/2015

    World premiere of „The Land of the Enlightened“ at Sundance Film Festival

    Our coproduction “The Land of the Enlightened” will celebrate its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival and competes […]

    Our coproduction “The Land of the Enlightened” will celebrate its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival and competes in the World Cinema Documentary Competition together with 11 other documentaries. The festival takes place from 21st-31st of January 2016 in Park City, Utah. Since 1985, it brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events.

    “The Land of the Enlightened” tells the story of a group of Kuchi children in Afghanistan who dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of an Afghanistan in peace, Gholam Nasir and his gang control the mountains where caravans are smuggling the blue gemstones.

    Official film website
    Sundance Film Festival


  • 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