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  • 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)


  • 10/2015

    Documentary and scroll-doc about Whistleblower Falciani nominated for the German Economy Film Award 2015

    The investigate documentary „Falciani’s Tax Bomb“ by Ben Lewis is nominated in the category „Films about Economy“. Our multimedia scroll-documentary […]

    The investigate documentary „Falciani’s Tax Bomb“ by Ben Lewis is nominated in the category „Films about Economy“. Our multimedia scroll-documentary “Falciani´s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data  Robbery“ is nominated in the category „Films in New Media“.  The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology annually honours the best Economy films and films about Economy in order to improve the economic knowledge of the German population.

    The  winners of the German Economy Film  Award will be announced on November 4th, 2015.

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

    About the German Economy Film Award 2015
    About the film "Falciani's Tax Bomb"
    About the interactive scroll documentary


  • 09/2015

    “1989 – A Statesman Opens up” wins the Prix Italia 2015!

    The film by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz was honored with the famous award for the “Best documentary in cultural […]

    The film by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz was honored with the famous award for the “Best documentary in cultural and general interest”.The Prix Italia is one of the most important international awards for TV, radio and web productions.

    The feature-length documentary visits the closed rooms where battles are fought and history made, pushing the borders of the documentary genre to achieve a rich, cinematic experience.
    In 1989, between Hungary and Austria the ageing iron curtain dividing East from West, is crumbling. Having no ambitions for a career in politics, young prime minister Miklós Németh cancels all future maintenance of the Iron Curtain.

     

    Prix Italia 2015


  • 09/2015

    FALCIANI’S SWISSLEAKS on the Shortlist of the 5th LOVIE Awards!

    Among 1,500 projects submitted from 30 countries our scroll documentary has accomplished to be selected for the Shortlist of the […]

    Among 1,500 projects submitted from 30 countries our scroll documentary has accomplished to be selected for the Shortlist of the 5th Lovie Awards. The Lovie Awards prize every year the best european Web Projects. The winners will be announced 13 October.
    The web project “Falciani´s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” uses the fascinating story of whistleblower Hervé Falciani to offer an inside view into the complex issue of tax fraud to a broad public in an emotional and playful manner. Through a combination of text, video and interactive elements, the user experiences how Falciani’s spectacular disclosures affect him personally; additionally he is continually confronted with his own attitude towards tax compliance, betrayal and whistleblowing.

     

    Experience the full story here
    About the scroll-documentary
    About the Lovie Awards


  • 09/2015

    GARDENIA wins Flemish ENSOR-Prize

    Exciting news from this weekend: our coproduction „Before the last curtain falls“ by Thomas Wallner and Eva Küpper just won […]

    Exciting news from this weekend: our coproduction „Before the last curtain falls“ by Thomas Wallner and Eva Küpper just won the Flemish „Oscar“, the film award ENSOR as best feature documentary!

    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.

     

    DVD
    official Website
    Facebook
    Flemish Film Awards


  • 09/2015

    SUPERNERDS at Cologne Conference

    During the „Great Culture Day“ on September 29th, Christian Beetz will give insights into the transmedia storytelling of SUPERNERDS. In […]

    During the „Great Culture Day“ on September 29th, Christian Beetz will give insights into the transmedia storytelling of SUPERNERDS. In cooperation with WDR, the showcase will be part of this year’s Cologne Conference (09/25-10/10). Media experts will discuss future strategies for culture in the media.

    The Cologne Conference's Program
    "The Great Culture Day" - Details and Speaker
    Details about "Supernerds"