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  • 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"


  • 03/2016

    Falciani’s SwissLeaks nominated for Henri Nannen Award

    The webdoc “Falciani’s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” is nominated for the Henri Nannen Award 2016  in the […]

    The webdoc “Falciani’s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” is nominated for 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. The project “Falciani´s SwissLeaks – The Great Bank Data Robbery” 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.

     

     

     

     

     

    Shortlist of Henri Nannen Award 2016
    Project Details


  • 02/2016

    SUPERNERDS at the Transmedia Day in Munich

    On March 8, producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will present our transmedia project at the Transmedia Day in an interactive showcase. With […]

    On March 8, producer Georg Tschurtschenthaler will present our transmedia project at the Transmedia Day in an interactive showcase. With other international experts he will discuss new technologies and ways of interactive storytelling. The Transmedia Day is part of the three-day conference „i4c“ on innovation in video content.

    Transmedia Day 2016


  • 02/2016

    SUPERNERDS travels with “What’s the Buzz” to Australia

    Our transmedia project SUPERNERDS will be presented on Monday, February 29th as “What’s the Buzz of the Year” (WTB) during […]

    Our transmedia project SUPERNERDS will be presented on Monday, February 29th as “What’s the Buzz of the Year” (WTB) during the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). “What’s the Buzz of the Year” showcases the most important and innovative productions of the year from the non-fiction sector. In 2015, SUPERNERDS was also part of the WTB selection at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in Vienna.

    Details and Trailer
    Australian International Documentary Conference


  • 02/2016

    WHO IS ODA JAUNE? @Berlinale 2016

    Our coproduction “Who is Oda Jaune?”(75min) by KHM-student Kamilla Pfeffer will have its world premiere at Berlinale 2016 in the […]

    Our coproduction “Who is Oda Jaune?”(75min) by KHM-student Kamilla Pfeffer will have its world premiere at Berlinale 2016 in the category Perspektive Deutsches Kino. The premiere will take place on February 14th at 7:30pm (CinemaxX 3) in the presence of director and protagonists Oda Jaune and Lars Eidinger. Two further screenings will take place on February 15th at 12pm and 8:30 pm.

    The documentary is an intimate portrait of a young woman who had to leave her past behind to find her future. Berlin International Film Festival: 11th-21st February.

    In coproduction with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) and Kamilla Pfeffer, funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, World Sales: WIDE HOUSE.

    Official website WHO IS ODA JAUNE?
    Berlinale
    Berlinale Press Release


  • 02/2016

    GreenMe LIFE AWARD for the Yes Men

    We are very happy that our coproduction “The Yes Men Are Revolting” has been awarded with the LIFE AWARD at […]

    We are very happy that our coproduction “The Yes Men Are Revolting” has been awarded with the LIFE AWARD at GreenMe Festival! The jury members Renate Künast (Alliance ’90/ The Greens), director Valentin Thurn and activist Christiane Beckmann all agreed that this entertaining but serious film makes you want to change something. We thank the jury and the GreenMe festival!

    The ninth edition of the GreenMe Festival had its focus on “Ocean – Life – Water” and took place from January 29-31 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

     

    Website "The Yes Men Are Revolting"
    Website GreenMe Festival
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  • 02/2016

    SUPERNERDS nominated for SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

    Our transmedia project „SUPERNERDS“ is one of five finalists in the category “Privacy & Security”. The award ceremony wil be […]

    Our transmedia project „SUPERNERDS“ is one of five finalists in the category “Privacy & Security”. The award ceremony wil be held on March 14 in Austin, Texas, USA. The awards celebrate the most inspiring, creative innovations in the connected world. The 2016 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards showcases the most exciting tech developments, including achievements in digital design, health technology, privacy and security, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, and beyond.

    SXSW is one of the largest and most renowned festivals worldwide and comines the three sections FILM, INTERACTIVE and MUSIC.

    SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards


  • 02/2016

    Sundance Special Jury Award for THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

    Our coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED has just been awarded with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for […]

    Our coproduction THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED has just been awarded with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography from renowned Sundance Film Festival! 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. Thanks to all supporters of the film, we are very excited about this great award!

    Sundance Film Festival
    Official website THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED


  • 01/2016

    SUPERNERDS nominated for Crossmedia Award

    The transmedia project is nominated in the category TV as one of three productions. The Crossmedia Prize is awarded by […]

    The transmedia project is nominated in the category TV as one of three productions. The Crossmedia Prize is awarded by Radio Bremen and Bremische Landesmedienanstalt for the fourth time. It honours “new formats and editorial pieces, which use the possibilities of crossmedia in an outstanding way to comprehensively reach target groups and tie them to the program”.

    The award ceremony takes place on 3rd of March at Bremer Schütting.

    Press Release
    Details about the Project


  • 01/2016

    “The Land of the Enlightened” is nominated for HIVOS TIGER AWARD @IFF Rotterdam

    After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival our co-production “The Land of the Enlightened” will be in competition […]

    After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival our co-production “The Land of the Enlightened” will be in competition for the prestigious HIVOS TIGER AWARD. Besides it, seven international productions are nominated as well. The winners will be announced on the 5th of February. The International Film Festival Rotterdam is one of the most important film festivals worldwide and takes place this year from the 27th of January until the 7th of February.

     

    Announcement at Film Festival Rotterdam
    Official "The Land of the Enlightened" website