Filmography

PERSONAL SHOPPER

images Director: Olivier ASSAYAS Producer: CG Films/Charles GILLIBERT TV: WDR/Arte France Script: Olivier ASSAYAS Funding: Arte Grand Accord Festival: Festival de Cannes 2016/Competition Award: Best Director @ Cannes Sales: Weltkino

Maureen, mid-20s, has a job she hates: seeing to the wardrobe of a media celebrity. She couldn’t find anything better to pay for her stay in Paris. And wait. Wait for a sign from the spirit of her twin brother, who died a few months earlier. Until then, her life will stay on hold.


THINGS TO COME (L’AVENIR)

images Director: Mia HANSEN-LØVE Producer: CG Films/Charles GILLIBERT Distributor: Les Films du Losange TV: Arte/ZDF Germany, Arte France, Canal+ Catch Up, Canal+ Afrique Script: Mia HANSEN-LØVE Genre: Drama Funding: Mini-Traité Franco Allemenad, Hessen Invest Film, Aide à l’écriture procirep/angoa, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, CNC Festival: Berlinale Competition Award: Best Director @ Berlinale

Philosophy teachers Nathalie and Heinz have been married for many years and have two grownup children. Nathalie devotes her time to the books she publishes as a sideline, to former students who have become friends and, above all, to her mother, a very possessive woman.

One day, Heinz tells Nathalie that he has fallen in love with another woman and is moving in with her. It’s the start of a whole new life. Nathalie is alone and summer is just beginning.


BERLIN METANOIA

images Director: Erik SCHMITT Script: Erik SCHMITT, Marleen LOHSE, Folke RENKEN Genre: Short Drama Funding: FFA, BKM Festival: Berlinale Generation 14plus

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Meanwhile Kore has a completely different problem. The shadows of her past are haunting her – shadows she cannot get rid of. There is simply no way out: she needs to face her most grueling fear.


ONE, TWO, THREE…

images Director: Arman YERITSYAN Producer: Yulia GRIGORYANTS/ Bars Media Documentary Film Studio Genre: Documentary Funding: Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Festival: Golden Apricot Yerevan Int. Film Festival

A group of solitary elderly individuals from Armenia, who have been neglected by the society, unify in an amateur dance troupe and prove during each performance that they still can dream, fall in love, amaze and wonder.


THE WEDNESDAY CHILD

images Director: Lili HORVÁTH Producer: Károly FEHÉR/popfilm Script: Lili HORVÁTH Genre: Drama Funding: MEDIA development support, Hungarian National Film Fund, FFHSH Festival: 50. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Maja is in debt, has just lost her new job and the custody of her son. Only her self-confidence and street smartness keep her from loosing faith and going crazy. Taking part in a micro-loan program is supposed to bring her back on track. It‘s a curvy road to riches but driving without a license can be the best remedy against insomnia.


II (TWO)

images Director: Efthimis KOSEMUND SANIDIS​ Co-Producer: Yorgos TSOURGIANNIS/Horsefly Productions Script: Efthimis KOSEMUND SANIDIS​ Genre: Experimental Drama Funding: Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Nordmedia​ Festival: Locarno Int. Film Festival, Athens Int. Film Festival, Drama Short Film Festival Award: Best short film and best director @ Athens International Film Festival

Bride and groom on an endless journey to love…


FOREVER OVER

images Director: Erik SCHMITT Distributor: KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg Script: Erik SCHMITT Genre: Short Drama Funding: FFA Festival: Filmfest Dresden, Chicago Int. Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Aspen Int. Film Festival

 

Mia and Tim have been together forever, or at least it feels that way. Seeking excitement, they invent a game – they each have to help one another fulfill their deepest desires, no matter what it may be.


KUZU – THE LAMB

images Director: Kutluǧ ATAMAN Co-Producer: The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks Script: Kutluǧ ATAMAN Genre: Drama Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFHSH, WCF, Sabanci Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Festival: Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival Award: C.I.C.A.E. Award @ Berlin International Film Festival, Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Awards @ Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

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THE SPECIAL NEED

images Director: Carlo ZORATTI Co-Producer: Erica BARBINANI/Videomante Distributor: Farbfilm TV: ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel, RAI 3 Script: Cosimo BIZZARRI, Carlo ZORATTI Genre: Documentary Funding: FFHSH, Cinestyria, DFFF, FVG Audovisio Festival: SXSW, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Dallas International Film Festival, Festa do Cinema Italiano (Italian Film Festival), Golden Ciak Awards, Golden Globes, Italy, Hamptons International Film Festival, Leipzig DOK Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival Award: Golden Dove @ DOK Leipzig, Best Documentary @ Trieste Film Festival, Audience Award @ SXSW, Grand Jury Prize @ Dallas Sales: Wide House

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WITH MOM

images Director: Faruk LONĈAREVIĆ Co-Producer: Amra BAKSIC CAMO/Sarajevo Script: Faruk LONĈAREVIĆ Genre: Drama Funding: Bosnian National Filmcenter, FFHSH, MDM, Eurimages

While her middle class, socialist family is falling apart around her, Berina, a young artist, tries to cope with her awakening sexuality and her mother’s imminent death. For her and her family’s sake, Berina wants to save her mother’s life the only way she can – through art, magic, religion.

 


CATHEDRALS

images Director: Konrad KÄSTNER Genre: Short documentary Funding: BKM Festival: Landshut Short Film Festival, Regensburg Short Film Week, RiverRun International Film Festival Award: Grand Jury Prize @ Landshut, Best Documentary @ RiverRun

The city of Ordos, in the middle of China, was build for two milion people yet remains completely empty. Ordos is not so much a place but a symbol of babylonic hype. But nothing will change – as long as people believe.

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RHINO FULL THROTTLE

images Director: Erik SCHMITT​​ Co-Producer: Kamerapferd/ Berlin Script: Erik SCHMITT & STEPHAN MÜLLER​​ Genre: Kurze Romanze Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, BKM Festival: 100+ e.g. Berlinale, Chicago International Film Festival, Flickerfest, Clermont-Ferrand Award: 50+ e.g. Future Filmmaker Award @ Palm Springs, Shnit Award, Grand Jury Prize @ Nashville, Best Animated Short @ Seattle IFF

logo-ifb63Bruno roams the streets of Berlin with his head full of questions, gazing behind the many facades and surfaces. He is seeking the soul of the city, that certain something that others might never notice. He unexpectedly meets an ally who immediately understands his way of thinking. Bruno falls in love. Everything would be fine if only his newly found soulmate did not have to move on so soon. Bruno does not have much time to express his feelings.

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SHARQIYA

images Director: Ami LIVNE​​ Co-Producer: Golden Cinema/ Tel Aviv, Laila Films/ Tel Aviv, EZ Films / Paris Script: Erik SCHMITT & Stephan MÜLLER​​ Genre: Drama Funding: Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, GAN Fund, Israeli Filmfund Festival: Art Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Sofia International Film Festival Award: Best Film, Best Cinematography & Best Editing @ Jerusalem Film Festival, Peace Award @ Filmfest Osnabrück

Nobody really respects Kamel Najer, the young Bedouin who works as a security guard at the central bus station. Neither his family, nor his colleagues. When the Israeli government threatens to tear down his settlement, he decides to act. Kamel comes up with the plan to stage a bomb attack, which he will then prevent from happening, making him the hero of the day, hopefully saving his settlement and earning him the respect he‘s so desperately yearning for.

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ABC

images Director: Madli Lääne​​ Genre: Short documentary Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Vele is 17 years old and all she wants is to learn how to read and write – to keep up with her seven year old daughter. After endless years of the Liberian civil war her ability to sign in her own name means the next big step towards independence – away from the painful past, into a brighter future.

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FATHER, SON AND HOLY COW

images Director: Radek WEGRZYN​​ Co-Producer: Black Forest Films/ Berlin, Café Productions/ Warschau, Snapper Films/ Helsinki Distributor: Farbfilm TV: CanalPlus Script: Roberto GAGNOR, Radek WEGRZYN​ Genre: Dramedy Funding: Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia, DFFF, Filmstiftung NRW, PISF, MEDIA i2i, Finnish Filmfund Festival: Biberach Film Festival Award: Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award @ Biberach

Bogdan has recently lost his wife. Full of grief he retreats to his mother‘s farm. When one of his cows begins to act strangely, Bogdan believes, his missed love has come back. What follows is a colourful dance full of emotions that ends with just another „Good Bye“ – but also with a „Very Welcome“.

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VIOLINISSIMO

images Director: Radek WEGRZYN​​ Co-Producer: NDR Distributor: Salzgeber TV: NDR Script: Radek WEGRZYN ​​ Genre: Documentary Funding: Nordmedia, DFFF

Three young people from three different continents are fighting for one thing – winning the world‘s most acclaimed violin competition. What they have in common, is their exceptional talent, their ambition, their disciplin and the insight, that there are more fulfilling things than ending up on top.

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THE WEDDING TAPE

images Director: Ariel SHABAN​​ Co-Producer: Qendra Productions/ Pristina Script: Ariel SHABAN​​ Genre: Short romance Award: Best Producer @ Abu Dhabi International Film Festival

All Fis wants is to get out of the Kosovo. He has found a fake German bride so his application for a German Greencard should be a formality – or so he thinks. But one essential document is missing, the wedding tape. Fis has three days to shoot 30 minute sof the happiest day of his life. Against all odds he succeeds but it doesn‘t lead him to where he thought he would go….

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SUNNY LANE

images Director: Karim AINOUZ Co-Producer: Sharjah Art Foundation Genre: Essayistic Experiment​

Berlin‘s past and future through the eyes of an outsider – nothing but the naked truth by someone being torn apart by life and longing.

 


THE EXTERNAL WORLD

images Director: David OREILLY​​ Co-Producer: DOR/ Berlin Script: Vernon CHATMAN, David OREILLY Genre: Kurzes, abstraktes Hochvergnügen Funding: FFA, BKM Festival: Bratislava International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Cartoon Forum - Europe, Sundance Film Festival, Tampere International Short Film Festival Award: 50+... u.a. ​Nominated for the European Film award, Grand Prix @ Ottawa, Grand Prix of the Jury @ Winterthur, Special Mention @ Sundance, Best Experimental Film @ Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro...

A little boy learns how to play the piano.

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NAPSZÚRÁS – SUNSTROKE

images Director: Lili HORVÁTH Co-Producer: popfilm/ Budapest TV: Arte Script: Lili HORVÁTH Genre: Kurzes Drama​​ Funding: Filmförderpreis der Robert Bosch Stiftung Festival: Camerimage, Sleepwalkers' Student Film Festival, Wiesbaden goEast Award: Bronze Tadpole @ Camerimage, Best Fiction @ Sleepwalker, Best Film & Best Actress @ Silhouette

Girl, mother, lover – all in the body of a teenager. Maja has to face the responsibility of early motherhood. Being a child herself she can‘t stand the pressure. Running away from her beloved baby turns out to be her first mature decision.

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WAGAH

images Director: Supriyo SEN​​ TV: WDR Genre: Short documentary Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Festival: Berlin International Film Festival, Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Camerimage, Cracow Film Festival, Damascus Film Festival, Film+, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, German Short Film Award, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Huesca Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Münster Film Festival, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Winterthur International Short Film Festival Award: 50+... u.a. ​LOLA - Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis in Gold, Crystal Globe @ Karlovy Vary, Black Pearl Preis @ Abu Dhabi, Hauptpreis der Jury @ Winterthur, Special Mention @ Sundance, Großer Jurypreis @ Bilbao...

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OUR WONDERFUL NATURE

images Director: Tomer ESHED Producer: HFF Script: Tomer ESHED Genre: short nature film Festival: Encounters International Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Leipzig DOK Festival, Visual Effects Society Awards, Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth Award: Short Tiger Award, Jury Award @ Hamburg, Bitfilm 3D Award, nominated for an OSCAR®

Two watershrews getting it on…realtime vs. slo-mo reveals some mighty surprise. An award winning audience hit at many, many festivals.

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ILLUSION

images Director: Burhan QURBANI Co-Producer: Thomas Jaeger TV: Arte Genre: short drama Festival: German Camera Award, Hamburg International Short Film Festival Award: Preis der deutschen Filmkritik @ Dresden, Black Pearl Award @ Abu Dhabi International Film Festival

Lena loses her job as a conductor after many years of working for the Berlin underground. Her job is what meant most to her. Apart from work, Lena is a very lonely person and the loss of her job means losing everything for her. Day after day she starts missing her job more. One day she decides to keep on working illegally. Shortly after that, she bumps into her old colleague Micha whom she fancies secretly… What will he think about her working illegally and how can she hide her secret love?


IN PRINCIPLE

images Director: Benji CANTU Co-Producer: Jeremie Dubois TV: Arte Genre: Short drama

Numbers are abstract like principles or doubts. Kathrin, manager in a huge company is standing in front of a predetermined dilemma. Within a new reform she ought to dismiss 20% of the company’s staff. Not an easy task for someone who always managed to keep up to his social principles. During a weekend workshop Kathrin is supposed to get the basics of „fair firing“.