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  • 06/2014

    Four productions and one world premiere at Lubuskie Film Summer

    We are very happy to announce that four of our productions will be screened at Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow, [...]

    We are very happy to announce that four of our productions will be screened at Lubuskie Film Summer in Lagow, Poland. “Pretty Ugly” will have its world premiere, in the presence of director Jan Tenhaven. “Before the Last Curtain Falls” will take part in the competition and “Midsummer Night’s Tango” and “Sunday Warriors” were accepted for the Panorama Set. This year’s Lubuskie Film Summer will already be the 43rd edition of the festival and offers screenings of international productions and discussion forums with filmmakers from all over the world.

    Lubuskie Film Summer
    Pretty Ugly on Facebook
    Before the Last Curtain Falls on Facebook
    Midsummer Night's Tango on Facebook
    Sunday Warriors on Facebook


  • 06/2014

    Franco-German television premiere of “Teenage” on arte, June 29

    Our US-American co-production “Teenage”, based on a groundbreaking book “Teenage” (Campus Verlag) by the music and youth culture author Jon [...]

    Our US-American co-production “Teenage”, based on a groundbreaking book “Teenage” (Campus Verlag) by the music and youth culture author Jon Savage will be broadcast on Franco-German television (arte) on June 29 at 9:35 pm. Director Matt Wolf created an unconventional historical documentary about the invention of the teenager, told in a wild pop-collage made of archive, recreations and music.

    “Passing before the screen like a dream, enhanced by the ambient swirl of Bradford Cox’s original soundtrack, the film stitches together an astounding collection of archival materials, supplemented by period reenactments…” Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

    “An entrancing collage that puts the voice of youth at the center of a narrative in which the broad strokes of history tend to overlook them.” Joel Arnold, National Public Radio

    Festival career: Tribeca Film Festival 2013; Hot Docs 2013; BFI London FF 2013; CPH:DOX 2013; Traverse City Film Festival 2013; AFI Docs Film Festival 2013

    Programm ARTE
    National Public Radio
    The Wall Street Journal


  • 06/2014

    Wagner-Graphic Novel: Andreas Völlinger and Flavia Scudery at Erlangen Comic Salon

    Author of the Wagner Graphic Novel Andreas Völlinger and illustrator Flavia Scuderi will be at the Erlangen International Comic Salon from [...]

    Author of the Wagner Graphic Novel Andreas Völlinger and illustrator Flavia Scuderi will be at the Erlangen International Comic Salon from June 19 to 22 at the booth 33/ 34. They will also have an hour of comic signing on friday at 11 am and on saturday at 3 pm at the booth 59 of Kneesebeck. Additionally they offer a picture of them illustrated by Flavia Scuderi in the style of “Wagner”.

    Erlangen International Comic Salon
    Map of the fair
    Wagner - Graphic Novel


  • 06/2014

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” attracts more than 40.000 cinema-goers

    Pleasant news from „Midsummer Night’s Tango“: By now, the film has been watched by more than 40.000 cinema-goers. Over the [...]

    Pleasant news from „Midsummer Night’s Tango“: By now, the film has been watched by more than 40.000 cinema-goers. Over the next few months, it will also be screened in Austria, Switzerland, Argentina and in Japan. Aside from that, „Midsummer Night’s Tango“ keeps running successfully at festivals: in July at the renowned New Zealand “Documentary Edge Festival” in Wellington, afterwards at the Shanghai TV Festival, where it is also nominated for the Magnolia Award. In total, the film has already been shown at about 25 festivals. We are very pleased and look forward to seeing where the journey will take “Midsummer Night’s Tango” next.


  • 06/2014

    Christian Beetz at Sheffield Doc/Fest and Sunny Side Of The Doc

    Producer Christian Beetz on tour: on 10th of June you can meet him at Sheffield Doc/Fest. First he will talk [...]

    Producer Christian Beetz on tour: on 10th of June you can meet him at Sheffield Doc/Fest. First he will talk about ”How to Co-Produce with Germany. Possibilities to Work with Film Funds, Broadcasters and Producers” on the roundtable at 10 am. He will then attend the session ”Co-Producing in South-America”, moderated by producer Bettina Walter at 12 am. On June 08 and 11, Sheffield Doc/Fest will screen our documentary “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me”. The film will be at the videotheque afterwards, as well as our documentary “Before the Last Curtail Falls”.

    On 24th of June he will pitch our project MALI BLUES at Sunny Side Of The Docs. The Arts & Culture session will take place in the Agora from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Director Lutz Gregor travels through the West African country talking to musicians about the constant threat by the Sharia and their fight for music as a human right.

    Sheffield Doc/Fest Screening Date
    Sheffield Doc/Fest Roundtable
    Sheffield Doc/Fest Session "Co-Producing in South-America"
    Sunny Side
    Nelson Mandela: the myth & me on Facebook
    Before the Last Curtain Falls on Facebook
    Mali Blues on Facebook


  • 05/2014

    MAKE LOVE Web page nominated for Grimme Online Award

    Good news from Cologne: The web page of MAKE LOVE is nominated for the Grimme Online Award, Germanys most renowned [...]

    Good news from Cologne: The web page of MAKE LOVE is nominated for the Grimme Online Award, Germanys most renowned prize for online journalism. This year over 1300 recommendations were made. 23 of them are now nominated. The jury will award up to eight web pages. The award presentation will take place at 27th June in Cologne.

    MAKE LOVE Website
    Alle Infos zur Produktion
    Grimme Online Award


  • 05/2014

    “Vikings”-Serious Game selected for Cross Video Days

    Our Online-Serious Game “Vikings” has been selected for the Cross Video Days in Paris (19th and 20th June). The Cross [...]

    Our Online-Serious Game “Vikings” has been selected for the Cross Video Days in Paris (19th and 20th June). The Cross Video Days perceives as Europeans First Content Market for Crossmedia. The best selected projects will also be allowed to pitch at Cannes Film Market and Sunny Side of the Doc.

    The web-based game “Vikings” takes children and teenagers at the age of 9-12 on a journey to Northern Europe and offers a completely new and playful way of gaining insights into the fascinating culture of the Vikings.

    Details Vikings-Serious Game
    Cross Video Days Homepage


  • 05/2014

    HOTDOCS Special Jury Prize für “Before the Last Curtain Falls”

    Our latest production “Before the Last Curtain Falls” (director: Thomas Wallner) was awarded with the Special Jury Prize at HOTDOCS [...]

    Our latest production “Before the Last Curtain Falls” (director: Thomas Wallner) was awarded with the Special Jury Prize at HOTDOCS 2014.
    The Jury said: “A frank and tender look at a group of vibrant, mature artists in the autumn of their lives who bare their scars and joys with grace and humour. For a visually rich and deftly told tale of mortality, gender identity and the transformative power of performance, the jury awards the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary to Before the Last Curtain Falls.”

    “Before the Last Curtain Falls” tells the story of great love, bitter disappointments and self-doubts – but most of all of courage. The courage to take risks, try something new and be yourself – no matter what age. The film dives deeply into the exceptional and heart-warming stories of a group of transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies, who summon up their bravery to take to the stage one last time. For two years they have been touring in five continents, basking in the success of a spectacular show called “Gardenia”, directed by Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke. Now, as the show comes to a close, the glamorous aging performers must leave the limelight and go home to the quiet lives they left behind.

    HOTDOCSS International Documentary Film Festival is one of the most important festivals for documentaries. It takes place every year in Toronto, Canada. This year the reached a new attendance record with over 192.000 visitors.

    Trailer and Info
    HOTDOCS 2014