The renowned LGBTI news website “Gay Star News” has called DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski one of 10 LGBTI films that were amazing in 2017, next to “God’s Own Country” and “Call Me By Your Name”. The documentary is about a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…
We’re delighted to announce that two films from our documentary series ‘The Art of Museums’ will be shown at the Marché du Film at Cannes on the 9th and 12th of May at 6 pm (distributed by Autlook Films). Furthermore, a special panel involving the museums and international broadcasters will take place in La Rochelle at Sunny Side of the Doc on 26th June.
We are delighted to announce the TV premiere of our five-part series “Modern Dinosaurs” will begin its run on April, 23rd at 6:35 pm on ARTE. The series is a production of film-makers from New Zealand, Germany and Brazil in which they take us on a picturesque journey through the rich wilderness of a country cut off from the world.
We are happy to announce that our two part series “New Species” will first be broadcast on ARTE on April 9th and 10th at 6:35 pm. The series is a coproduction with Grifa Filmes (Brazil) and follows a group of researchers and biologists, lead by professor Mario Cohn-Haft, on their expedition to Serra da Mocidade in the Amazon forest, searching for new species.
Our documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor celebrated its world premiere at Visions Du Réel and has then be screened at over 70 film festivals across the world, including TIFF, Raindance, Filmfest Munich and Duhok Int FF. It has been awarded as “Best Film” at Unerhört Filmfest and has successfully been released in cinemas in Germany, France and USA. On Feb 25, the documentary will first be broadcast on the German-French television channel ARTE. The film is about four musicians from the West African country of Mali, who espouse with their music a tolerant Islam and a country at peace – Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, Ahmed Ag Kaedi and Master Soumy.
Our documentary “Empire Me” by Paul Poet will be first broadcast on Austrian TV (ORF2) on Feb 11th, 00:10h. On the verge of globalisation, hundreds of do-it-yourself states create their own little world. Micronations, eco-villages and secessionists create alternative ways of living together. A road movie on land, at sea, and in the head.
Our investigative documentary THE CLEANERS will run as part of the competition “World Cinema Documentary” alongside a splendid selection of international documentary films. We are overly happy and congratulate the entire team that has dedicatedly worked on this intense project, especially the two directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck. THE CLEANERS is a gebrueder beetz film production in co-production with Grifa Filmes, WDR, VPRO, rbb and I Wonder Pictures, in association with Motto Pictures and arte, supported by Film- and Medienstiftung NRW, Creative Europe – Media Program of the European Union, Ancine, FSA, BRDE and Blue Ice Docs. World Sales: Cinephil Stay tuned to what comes next!
After the theatrical release in France, Germany and the USA, as well as the world premiere at Berlinale 2017 and a successful festival run on over 25 international film festivals our documentary DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski will be available on Netflix, starting December 1st. Worldwide, except Germany and France. In case you are still looking for a nice Christmas present – get the DVD including soundtrack and condoms for your loved ones! More information on where to buy the DVD will soon be published on our website. Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board...
We are very pleased that the multimedial web project to commemorate the Holocaust is nominated for one of the most important international children’s and youth media awards, the Japan Prize 2017. The project, #uploading_holocaust, has now been nominated under the last 6 projects of the “Creative Frontier Category” category. The award of the Japan Prize 2017 will take place on October 18, 2017 in Tokyo. We would like to thank all our partners, supporters and team members for the good cooperation in this project!
On August 30th at 22:08h, the documentary by Pieter-Jan De Pue will first be broadcast on German television. The film has won numerous awards such as the “Special Jury Award für Best Cinematography” and the Phoenix Award. A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops finally withdraw from their land, another gang of children keeps tight control on the caravans smuggling the blue gemstones through the arid mountains of Pamir.