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  • 06/2016

    Falciani’s SwissLeaks on Ernst-Schneider-Preis Shortlist 2016

    Our awarded scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is shortlisted for the Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016! Selected out of 1.200 submissions the thrilling multimedia […]

    Our awarded scroll documentary Falciani’s SwissLeaks is shortlisted for the Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016! Selected out of 1.200 submissions the thrilling multimedia project telling the fascinating story of whistleblower Hervé Falciani is now running for a nomination in the category Economy Online! The jury will announce all nominees in September and award the winners of the German Economy Journalist Prize 2016 on October 17 in Karlsruhe. We are looking forward to it and keep our fingers crossed!

    shortlist Ernst-Schneider-Prize 2016
    scroll dokumentary
    production infos


  • 06/2016

    Mali Blues & The Land of the Enlightened @Filmfest München

    “Mali Blues” and “The Light of the Enlightened” will have their German premiere @Filmfest München, the second biggest German film festival! […]

    “Mali Blues” and “The Light of the Enlightened” will have their German premiere @Filmfest München, the second biggest German film festival! Filmfest München will celebrate their 34th edition from June 23rd to July 2nd.

    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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    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. The film is a hybrid feature documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue, a first-time director with a huge passion for the Afghan people and for the extraordinary beauty of their war-tormented country. It was filmed over a period of seven years in different regions throughout the country on amazing 16mm footage. The world premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival and it was awarded with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography!

     

    Website Filmfest München
    Official Website MALI BLUES
    Official Website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED


  • 06/2016

    The Land of Enlightened @ Sheffield Doc/Fest

    THE LAND OF ENGLIGHTENED arrives in June in Great Britain! The Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals, will […]

    THE LAND OF ENGLIGHTENED arrives in June in Great Britain! The Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals, will screen our coproduction on the 11th and 15h of June. The film is set in northeastern Afghanistan where nomadic child gangs earn some money with the remnants of the wars. They collect all kinds of metal residues in order to sell them and dig out landmines to hand on their explosive content to children, who work in the mines Lapis Lazuli. Filmed on 16mm footage over a period of seven years this work of belgian director Pieter-Jan De Peu is a blend of documentary observation and fictional narration.

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Official website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENEDN


  • 05/2016

    Telephone System Update on Tuesday, May 31

    Due to a configuration change of our telephone system on May 31 between 1pm and 5pm phone availability problems may […]

    Due to a configuration change of our telephone system on May 31 between 1pm and 5pm phone availability problems may occur.
    In case you cannot reach your contact person via telephone, please send us an email with a callback request. We apologize for any inconvenience. Your contact partners will remain available under the same telephone numbers. Thank you for your understanding.


  • 05/2016

    Gasoline Deluxe Title Song “1000 Liter” now on iTunes

    After the successful TV series premiere “Gasoline Deluxe” on Whit Monday the groovy title track is now available on iTunes.  […]

    After the successful TV series premiere “Gasoline Deluxe” on Whit Monday the groovy title track is now available on iTunes.  Refuel “1000 Liter” and go on a summery ride with Friedrich Liechtenstein.

    "1000 Liter" on iTunes
    Music video "1000 Liter" (German version)
    Music video "1000 Liter" (French version)
    VR/360° Music video "1.000 Liter"


  • 04/2016

    Falciani’s SwissLeaks nominated for Grimme Online Award

    Our multimedia web documentary about the whistleblower Hervé Falciani has been nominated for the Grimme Online Award in the category […]

    Our multimedia web documentary about the whistleblower Hervé Falciani has been nominated for the Grimme Online Award in the category of “Knowledge & Education”! The prize will be awarded in June 2016. Additionally the project has been one of the three finalists for the Nannen Prize in the “Web Reportage” section and has been nominated for the German-French Journalism Award 2016.

    Grimme Online Award
    Falciani's SwissLeaks


  • 04/2016

    Gasoline Deluxe 360° VR Music Video at DOK.fest Munich (Showcase)

    The VR-Musicvideo will be presented at the Interactive Days of the DOK.fest Munich at the 8th of May 2016. The […]

    The VR-Musicvideo will be presented at the Interactive Days of the DOK.fest Munich at the 8th of May 2016. The visitors of the DOK.fest Munich could join Friedrich Lichtenstein on a drive as a front-seat passenger through Berlin and join the Universe of Friedrich Lichtenstein through the Virtual Reality Experience. The VR-Video is a part of the Gasoline Deluxe Production which will be launched at the 19th of April on ARTE and ARTE CREATIV:

    DOK.fest Munich
    The Universe according to Friedrich Liechtenstein (Web series)
    Gasoline Deluxe (TV-Serie)
    Friedrich Lichtenstein on Facebook


  • 04/2016

    SUPERNERDS nominated for the Rockie Award

    Our transmedia project „SUPERNERDS“ is nominated for the Rockie Award of the BANFF World Media Festival 2016. The award ceremony […]

    Our transmedia project „SUPERNERDS“ is nominated for the Rockie Award of the BANFF World Media Festival 2016. The award ceremony wil be held between 12th and 15th of June in the canadian Banff. The Banff World Media Festival is an international Film and Media Festival of the broadcasting industry.

     

     

    BANFF World Media Festival
    Project Details


  • 04/2016

    MALI BLUES world premiere @Visions du Réel in Nyon

    Today our documentary MALI BLUES, a film about the unifying Power of Music, celebrates it’s world premiere at Visions du Réel […]

    Today our documentary MALI BLUES, a film about the unifying Power of Music, celebrates it’s world premiere at Visions du Réel in the presence of director Lutz Gregor and editor Markus Schmidt.

    A musical journey with Stars of the Global Pop Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    Screenings at the Visions du Réel:
    April 20th – 20:30h – Théâtre de Marens
    April 21st  – 20:00h – Théâtre de Grand-Champ

    And shortly after, MALI BLUES will have its Portuguese premiere at the IndieLisboa International Film Festival (20.04 – 01.05.)

    In coproduction with ZDF, in association with ARTE
    Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, DFFF und MEDIA

    Website Visions du Réel
    Offizielle Website MALI BLUES
    Website IndieLisboa
    https://www.facebook.com/MaliBluesFilm/


  • 04/2016

    “Falcianis SwissLeaks” nominated for the German-French Journalism Award

    The web documentary “Falciani’s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” is nominated for the German-French Journalism Award in the […]

    The web documentary “Falciani’s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” is nominated for the German-French Journalism Award in the category “Multimedia”. The Web-Project tells the story of whistleblower Hervé Falciani and offers an inside view into the complex issue of tax fraud to a broad public in an emotional and playful manner. The Journalism Award is one of the most important Awards for media projects in Europe and will be awarded at the 29 of June 2016.
    Also “Falcianis Swiss Leaks” is under the three finalists of the Henri Nannen Award 2016  in the category “web story”. The Award honors outstanding works in German-speaking Journalism. The award ceremony will take place on April 28 at 7 pm in the Curios-Haus in Hamburg.

    German-French Journalism Award
    Nannen Preis 2016
    About the Project


  • 04/2016

    SUPERNERDS at DOK.fest Munich and Sheffield DocFest

    Our transmedia project will be presented on May 7 at Kammerspiele Munich, on May 10 at DOK.fest Munich as an […]

    Our transmedia project will be presented on May 7 at Kammerspiele Munich, on May 10 at DOK.fest Munich as an interactive event for schools and at Sheffield DocFest on June 12 as part of the Alternate Realities Programme. At Sheffield, the event named “A Night of Surveillance: The Supernerds Experience” will be a thrilling experience for a live audience, designed to make you think twice about your online footprint. Producer Georg Tschurthenthaler will give insights into the original production of the interactive part-theatre, part-TV show ’Supernerds’, before providing us with a playful demonstration of just how easy it is to hack phones and tap into private data.

     

    DOK.fest Munich
    Official Website
    Sheffield Doc/fest
    SUPERNERDS on Facebook
    Documentary "Digital Dissidents"


  • 04/2016

    The Tchaikovsky Files @ MiFo LGBT Film Fest in Miami

    Our film THE TCHAIKOVSKY FILES – CONFESSIONS OF A COMPOSER celebrates its international premiere at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale (MiFo) […]

    Our film THE TCHAIKOVSKY FILES – CONFESSIONS OF A COMPOSER celebrates its international premiere at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale (MiFo) Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It screens April 23 at 3:00 pm in the Regal Cinemas South Beach in Miami.

    The film radically transfers Peter Tchaikovsky into the present time and draws an emotional psychological portrait. Tchaikovsky’s fate, being at the mercy of a homophobic environment as a gay man, comes up for current discussion. Additionally, international artists and experts reveal their very personal approach to Tchaikovsky and his music.

    The MiFo LGBT Film Festival shows different films, videos, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

    MiFo LGBT Film Festival
    official page The Tchaikovsky Files


  • 04/2016

    The Land of the Enlightened @Visions du Réel & Hot Docs

    Filmed by first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue on amazing 16mm footage, “The Land of the Enlightened” was already awarded at the Sundance […]

    Filmed by first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue on amazing 16mm footage, “The Land of the Enlightened” was already awarded at the Sundance Film Festival. Now it will be shown at two more internationally renowned festivals. The screenings at the Visions du Réel (Switzerland) take place on April 17th and 18th and at the Hot Docs (Canada) on May 2nd, 4th and 6th.

    In this seamless blend of fictional and documentary form, we experience a stunning cinematic journey into the beauty of war-tormented Afghanistan. Shot over seven years, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation.

    Visions du Réel
    Hot Docs
    "Land of the Enlightened" on Facebook
    Official website of "The Land of the Enlightened"


  • 03/2016

    World premiere MALI BLUES @Visions Du Réel

    Our film MALI BLUES will celebrate its world premiere at Visions Du Réel, one of the most important film festivals […]

    Our film MALI BLUES will celebrate its world premiere at Visions Du Réel, one of the most important film festivals for documentaries. The screenings will take place on April 20 and 21, in the presence of director Lutz Gregor and the team.

    Following Fatoumata Diawara, the young 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, like Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

    And shortly after, MALI BLUES will have its Portuguese premiere at the IndieLisboa International Film Festival (20.04 – 01.05.)

    In coproduction with ZDF, in association with ARTE
    Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, DFFF und MEDIA

    Visions Du Réel
    IndieLisboa International Film Festival
    "Mali Blues" at facebook
    Official website "Mali Blues"