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  • 12/2013

    “A Letter to Nelson Mandela” wins Special Jury Award at IDFA 2013

    Born Free Media and gebrueder beetz fimproduction celebrate and congratulate Khalo Matabane on scooping the prestigious Special Jury Award  for “A [...]

    Born Free Media and gebrueder beetz fimproduction celebrate and congratulate Khalo Matabane on scooping the prestigious Special Jury Award  for “A Letter to Nelson Mandela” at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the pre-eminent festival for creative documentaries. The director asks global thinkers, Apartheid-victims and Mandela’s entourage to classify Nelson Mandela’s achievements, thereby providing a multi-facetted approach to his myth.

    "A Letter to Nelson Mandela"
    Born Free Media
    IDFA


  • 11/2013

    Successful IDFA-pitches: “Mali Blues” and “Falciani’s List”

    Two of our recent projects “Mali Blues” and “Falciani´s List” were successfully pitched at IDFA last week. “Falciani´s List” (Director: [...]

    Two of our recent projects “Mali Blues” and “Falciani´s List” were successfully pitched at IDFA last week.

    Falciani´s List” (Director: Ben Lewis / spanish coproduction: Polar Star Films, Bettina Walter)
    Pitch on Sonday, 24th November 2013
    Lutz Gregor’s film is a musical road movie illustrating Mali’s rich musical culture. It is about islamic fundamentalists threatening this musical culture and the artist’s fight for peace, free expression and an “African spring”.

    Mali Blues” (Director: Lutz Gregor)
    Pitch on Monday, 25th November 2013: 5 TV-Broadcasters
    The documentary is about the whistle-blower Hervé Falciani who distributed a list containing 130.000 secret bank accounts to several governments in 2006 – and significantly fueled a debate about international tax dodging.

    IDFA
    Falciani´s List
    Mali Blues


  • 11/2013

    Gebrueder Beetz at “World Congress of Science & Factual Producers”

    Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion’s Executive Directors Christian and Reinhardt Beetz and Chief Editor in Hamburg Ira Beetz will attend the “World [...]

    Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion’s Executive Directors Christian and Reinhardt Beetz and Chief Editor in Hamburg Ira Beetz will attend the “World Congress of Science & Factual Producers”. WCSFP members of the science, history and content-rich factual media community gather to share, explore and reveal how science and history are communicated to the world.

    Panel: “Co-Producing and Funding Cross-Media Projects: A Networking Opportunity”
    Session Producer: Christian Beetz
    Date: 3.December from 3.30 – 5.00 pm
    Location: St-Antoine Room
    Speakers: Catherine Alvaresse, ARTE France (France) / Wolfgang Bergmann, ARTE Germany/ARTE Coordinator, ZDF (Germany) / Iain Dodgeon, Wellcome Trust (UK) / Jasper James, Screen Glue Ltd. (UK) / Robert Lang, Kensington Communications (Canada) / Simon Nasht, Smith&Nasht (Australia) / Thomas Viner, Arrow Media (UK) / Thomas Wallner, DEEP Inc. (Canada)

    Panel: “Whats the buzz”
    Project screening of our trimedia format “Make Love” in the opening session
    Session Producer: Emily Dalton and Iain Riddick (Darlow Smithson Productions, UK)
    Date: 4.December from 9.15 – 11.00 am
    Location: Montreal Ballroom
    Speakers: Richard Bradley, Lion Television (UK) / Beth Hoppe, General Audience Programming, PBS (USA)

    WCSFP's website
    Coproducing and Funding crossmedia projects
    Whats the Buzz


  • 11/2013

    “The Wagner Files” hits Canadian cinemas

    Following the great success of “The Wagner Files” (Director: Ralf Pleger) at the World Film Festival in Montreal, the film [...]

    Following the great success of “The Wagner Files” (Director: Ralf Pleger) at the World Film Festival in Montreal, the film now celebrates its official cinema release in Canada: starting 13 December, “The Wagner Files” is shown at the Carlton Cinemas in Toronto, Vancity Theater in Vancouver screens the film from 20 December onwards. For more information and all cinema screenings go to:

    The Wagner Files


  • 11/2013

    Gebrueder Beetz at IDFA in Amsterdam

    CEO Christian Beetz and Producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler attend the IDFA in Amsterdam from Sunday. Gebrueder Beetz’ first activity is the [...]

    CEO Christian Beetz and Producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler attend the IDFA in Amsterdam from Sunday. Gebrueder Beetz’ first activity is the EBU-pitch for the documentary “Falciani” on Sunday, November 24th. Following this, our film “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” has it’s world premiere at 9:00 pm at the long-standing Theater Tuschinski. Further pitching takes place on Monday: our project “Mali Blues” is presented at IDFA-Forum.

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is the world’s largest documentary film festival held from November 20th to December 1st 2013.

    Our Team’s participation in festivals and panels is also listed in the website’s new section “WHO, WHEN, WHERE” via “COMPANY”.

    IDFA's Website


  • 11/2013

    Gebrueder Beetz at SoundTrack_Cologne

    Christian Beetz, executive director of Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, presents the cross media format “The Culture Files” (Wagner + Beethoven) at SoundTrack_Cologne. The [...]

    Christian Beetz, executive director of Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, presents the cross media format “The Culture Files” (Wagner + Beethoven) at SoundTrack_Cologne. The presentation starts Saturday, 23rd November 2013 at 4:30 pm. The congress of music and sound in films, games and media takes place from 21st to 23rd November 2013.

    SoundTrack_Cologne's Website


  • 11/2013

    “Autumn Gold” on TV – tonight!

    Jan Tenhaven’s award-winning documentary “Autumn Gold” will be screened on WDR tonight at 11:15 pm. The film tells the story of [...]

    Jan Tenhaven’s award-winning documentary “Autumn Gold” will be screened on WDR tonight at 11:15 pm. The film tells the story of five athletes as they prepare for the Track and Field World Championships. Their toughest challenge is their age: These potential world champions are between 80 and 100 years old.


  • 11/2013

    Gebrueder Beetz at “Junge Ohren Preis 2013″

    Crossmedia producer Tanja Schmoller will attend the “Junge Ohren Preis 2013″ on November 22nd. He will present our crossmedia project [...]

    Crossmedia producer Tanja Schmoller will attend the “Junge Ohren Preis 2013″ on November 22nd. He will present our crossmedia project “The Wagner files” at the panel “mobile worlds” from 2-5 pm. The event takes place in Leipzig from November 21st – November 23rd and addresses people and institutions, which encourages musical society.

    http://www.jungeohren.com/jop.htm