Finally, the date for the US cinema release of Tristan Ferland Milewski’s documentary DREAM BOAT is set. The film will have its theatrical release on November 3rd at the renowned Quad Cinema in Manhattan, more cities to follow. Until then, DREAM BOAT will be screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, the Reeling in Chicago, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Fest and Newfest LGBT Film Festival in New York. 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 are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…
Now available as VoD on DVD, iTunes and amazon! MALI BLUES tells the story of 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.
At this year’s presentation of the German-French Journalism Award in Paris, our documentary “Silent Saviour – Survival in occupied France” (authors: Christian Frey and Susanne Witteck) is the award winner in the video category. As an outstanding examination of a pan-European topic, “Silent Saviours” contributes to a better understanding between Germany and France. The GFJA stands for extraordinary journalistic work and that is exactly what Wittek and Frey have achieved. With the invasion by German military forces in 1940, the French Jews’ struggle for survival began. But 75% of them lived through the Holocaust. The fact that tens of thousands of Jews could be saved by the civilian resistance of the French population is hardly known in Europe. With their film, the authors...
Our cinema documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor wins the prize “Norbert Daldrop Fund for art and culture” at the German Documentary Film Festival.
Our web project #uploading_holocaust was today honored as one of Germany’s 100 most innovative projects in the contest “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas 2017”. The jury has selected the project among more than 1,000 submissions. #uploading_holocaust was realized in co-production with udiVsagi production, BR, and rbb, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nationalfonds Österreich, Zukunftsfonds Österreich, and Bayerische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung.
Dream Boat celebrates its US premiere in Kansas City on June 23 and will be shown at these film festivals in the USA and Canada: ► June 23 Kansas City GayLesbianFilmFestival ► July 12 Outfest Los Angeles ► August 10 Vancouver Queer Film Festival ► September 8 Maryland Filmfestival ► October 19 NewFest New York 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 are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…
Our German-New Zealand-Chinese co-production THE COLORS OF CHINA will be officially announced during the CHINA CO-PRODUCTION DAY at 12.00 pm on 19th May at Gray d’Albion Beach, Espace CNC, Cannes. Christian Beetz (CEO at Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion), James Heyward (CEO at Making Movies) will be joined on Skype by Mr. Jing (CEO at CICC) and supervising producer Weina Kong from Beijing. The event is organised by Bridging the Dragon and Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes in partnership with CNC. THE COLORS OF CHINA is a unique journey of discovery through China, guided by the millenniums-old mythology of the colors.
Our German-Israeli co-production by Udi Nir and Sagi will be part of Madrid International Film Festival 2017! The festival takes place from Juli 8 to 15, 2017 in the Spanish capitol. #uploading_holocaust is the first documentary entirely composed of existing YouTube material, showing how young Israelis deal with the memory of the Holocaust in the digital age.
“1968 – The Awakening” just won the Archive Award by Sonuma – Les archives audiovisuelles at Sunny Side of the Doc History Pitch! On stage our producer Zora Nessl together with our coproducers Olivier Mille, Kristian Mosvold and Fernando De Souza Dias.
We are very pleased to announce that Khalo Matabane’s movie ” The Number” one of our latest Coproductions will shortly have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival – TIFF. The first screenig is on Thursday 7th of September at 9:00 pm at Scotiabank Theatre. We are grateful for the great corporation with our initiators, patners and sponsors.