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  • 02/2015

    Christian Beetz attends South Africa Panel

    During Berlinale, Christian Beetz will talk about his experiences with German-South African coproductions at the South Africa Panel. He will [...]

    During Berlinale, Christian Beetz will talk about his experiences with German-South African coproductions at the South Africa Panel. He will give insights into the production of “Nelson Mandela – the myth & me” that was recently nominated for the German Grimme Award. The event is scheduled to take place on February 6th from 10 am to 12 at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Stauffenberg Straße 26.

    Production "Nelson Mandela - the myth & me"


  • 02/2015

    Christian Beetz presents “Falciani’s List” at MEDIA Innovation Showcase

    During this year’s “Berlinale Conference”, Christian Beetz will present our MEDIA-funded project “Falciani’s List” at the “Innovation Show Case”. The [...]

    During this year’s “Berlinale Conference”, Christian Beetz will present our MEDIA-funded project “Falciani’s List” at the “Innovation Show Case”. The conference’s focus lies on “Innovating European Film Business Models – Thinking Outside the national Box”. It will take place on Monday, February 9th, 9 am-6 pm at Ritz Carlton, Potsdamer Platz statt. The ‘Innovation Show Case’ starts at 2:30 pm.

    The Conference Program


  • 02/2015

    Post-production and broadcasting date for “The Seasons“

    After more than three years in the making, our project „The Seasons“ is finally on the verge of completion. Twelve [...]

    After more than three years in the making, our project „The Seasons“ is finally on the verge of completion. Twelve camera crews traversed continental Europe for a total of 360 days, accompanying and portraying more than 100 protagonists and their everyday challenges in the rhythm of the seasons. Since principal photography wrapped in November 2014, we are facing the difficult task of tying the many wonderful stories into an overall narrative in post-production. Meanwhile, the first broadcast has been confirmed: ARTE will air the five springtime episodes of our 20-part documentary series in the week of March 16th to 20th 2015 at 7:30 pm respectively. The remaining episodes will be shown on ARTE in summer, autumn, and winter – each five episodes in their respective seasons. MDR, SWR, and NDR, coproducers of “The Seasons”, will also broadcast the series at a later date. So it is finally time for us to reap the fruits of our labour.

     

     


  • 01/2015

    Georg Tschurtschenthaler at story:first lab

    Our producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler attended the first “story:first – digital storytelling lab” as an expert for audience engagement and participation. [...]

    Our producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler attended the first “story:first – digital storytelling lab” as an expert for audience engagement and participation. The lab was established in search for innovative, cross-platform media projects. It took place on January 29th and 30th in Munich. The experts coached six projects that were selected from over 120 submissions. Moreover, Georg Tschurtschenthaler presented a case study of our cross media project „The Vikings“ (movie/game/app).

    Infos about story:first
    Report Bayerisches Filmzentrum


  • 01/2015

    “Nelson Mandela: the myth and me” nominated for prestigious German Grimme Award

    Our South African co-production”Nelson Mandela: the myth and me” is officially nominated for the prestigious German Grimme Prize 2015 in [...]

    Our South African co-production”Nelson Mandela: the myth and me” is officially nominated for the prestigious German Grimme Prize 2015 in the category “Information and Culture/Special”. Khalo Matabane asks global thinkers, Apartheid-victims and Mandela’s entourage 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. Amongst others, Matabane interviews the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Peter Hain, Albie Sachs and Ariel Dorfman. Critique may just as well be pronounced as approval and veneration. How do they interpret his message of freedom, forgiveness and reconciliation in the world of today? The award ceremony will take place March 27th. We keep our fingers crossed!


  • 01/2015

    “1989″ nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award

    The CINEMA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION has set itself the goal to call attention to injustice and inhumanity all over the [...]

    The CINEMA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION has set itself the goal to call attention to injustice and inhumanity all over the world and to combat this by the means of film. Every year the FOUNDATION awards film projects, which show courage and openly deal with issues such as human rights violations, environmental sins and terror regime.

    Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that “1989″ is nominated for this year’s CINEMA FOR PEACE AWARD.

     

    Cinema For Peace Foundation


  • 01/2015

    “An Apartment in Berlin” on RBB and Spiegel Geschichte

    Our coproduction “An Apartment in Berlin” will be shown on RBB (January 28 at midnight) and on Spiegel Geschichte (January [...]

    Our coproduction “An Apartment in Berlin” will be shown on RBB (January 28 at midnight) and on Spiegel Geschichte (January 27 & 28). Director Alice Agneskirchner and three young Israelis living in Berlin want to find out, what it would do to them to embark on a journey into the past by retracing the life and refurnishing the original apartment of a Jewish family from Berlin once deported by the Nazis. The film premiered in the Zeughauskino Berlin and has been screened on many international festivals.

    Official website of the film
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  • 01/2015

    YES MEN at Berlinale 2015

    We are glad to announce that our co-production “The Yes Men Are Revolting” will have its European premiere at Berlinale [...]

    We are glad to announce that our co-production “The Yes Men Are Revolting” will have its European premiere at Berlinale 2015 in the Panorama section.

    After The Yes Men (Audience Award, IDFA 2014) and The Yes Men Fix The World (Panorama-Award, Berlinale 2009), the Yes Men are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced, climate change. More than the first two installments, The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.  The 65th Berlinale will take place from 05th to 15th of February 2015.

    The Yes Men Are Revolting
    Press Release Berlinale