LIFT LIKE A GIRL

On a busy, noisy high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions - female weightlifters. Zebiba (Arabic for “raisin”) has been training at the site for five years, since she was 9, following in the footsteps of Egypt’s most famous athletes of all time - including the first Arab, female, two-time Olympic medalist weightlifter, Abeer Abdel Rahman, and World champion and Olympic athlete, Nahla Ramadan. Nahla’s father, the visionary Captain Ramadan, has bred champions, female champions, from his makeshift corner-lot training site for over two decades - 4 Olympic, 9 World and 17 Pan African champions. Now it is Zebiba’s turn. But can Zebiba put aside her youthful instincts, and direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion the Captain is sure she is?

DIRECTOR

Mayye Zayed

 

DOP

Mohamed El-Hadidi

 

EDITOR

Sara Abdallah

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2020

 

CO PRODUCTION

Cleo Media
Rufy’s Film Egypt

a coproduction with ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel

 

FESTIVALS

TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival [World Premiere] 2020
DOK Leipzig [European Premiere] Winner of Golden Dove 2020
DOCNYC [US Premiere] 2020
CIFF - Cairo International Film Festival  [MENA premiere] 2020
MED Film Festival, Italy 2020

THESSALONIKI Documentary Festival 2021

Sofia Film Festival 2021

JEONJU Int. Film Festival 2021

Krakow FF 2021

Sheffield DocFest 2021

Doc Edge 2021

ONE WORLD Int. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2021

SIFF Shanghai International Film Festival 2021

GABES CINEMA FEN 2021

GUKIFF 2021

AWARDS

Golden Dove in German competition @DOKLeipzig 2020

Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Film @CIFF2020

Audience Award @CIFF 2020

Isis Award for Best Egyptian Film highlighting Women's Economic and Social Role @CIFF2020

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LES ENFANTS

TERRIBLES

Filmmaker Ahmet Nacdet Cupur returns to his small home village in the southeast of Turkey to follow his brother Mahmut while he frees himself out of his marriage - arranged when his wife was still a child - and his sister Zeynep studies long hours after her work in a factory to get a school degree and the chance to build up her own existence. Their parents and the people in the village do not receive these decisions with cheers…

DIRECTOR

Ahmet Necdet Cupur

 

DOP

Ahmet Necdet Cupur

Lucie Baudinaud

 

EDITOR

Mathilde Van de Moortel

Elif Uluengin

Nicolas Sublarti

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2021

 

CO PRODUCTION

TS Production France

Liman Film Turkey

 

MARKETS

Vision du Réel 2019

Docs Barcelona 2019

Copro Market DokLeipzig 2019

Winner Poster Award Meetings on the Brigde 2020

Winner of Work in Progress Analya Film Forum 2020

FESTIVALS

International Feature Film Competion @Visions du Réel 2021

Official Section Panorama @DocsBarcelona 2021

AWARDS

Special Jury Award @Visions du Rèel 2021

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ABO ZABAAL 1989

Bassam, a filmmaker, reaches out to his estranged father. He reconstructs traumatic memories of events in 1989, which were devastating for his father and had a huge impact on him and his mother. Can an artistic recreation of the past help them confront their traumas?

DIRECTOR

Bassam Mortada

 

DOP

Mohamed El-Hadidi

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

in production

 

CO PRODUCTION

See Media Egypt

 

FESTIVAL

winner of Robert Bosch Film Prize 2019

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THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL

Our german short film episode as part of the international dark folklore anthology THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL will be in theatres / VOD on all platforms through NEON distribution from 29. of March 2019 on after a huge festival tour. It consists of 8 parts by internationally acclaimed filmmakers from their country of origin. Get ready for some creepy tales of possession, curses, love, lust and envy… german episode: "Drude  is a Bavarian malevolent spirit that leaves the body of the sleeping person and haunts people and animals…“

DIRECTOR

Katrin Gebbe

 

DOP

Moritz Schultheiss

 

EDITOR

Sandra Trostel

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018

produced for Timpson Films New Zealand
Distribution Drafthouse Films

FESTIVALS

SXSW 2018 [world premiere]
Taipee Golden Horse Film Festvial
Frightfest UK
Sydney Underground Film Festival
Fantastic Film Festival
Brooklyn Horror Festival
Sitges
Mayhem
Psychorama
int. FilmFest Braunschweig

and many more

 

YOUTH FASHION SUMMIT RECRUITMENT 2018

DIRECTOR

Anne Bürger

 

DOP

Anne Bürger
Renars Kaulins

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2017

produced for Young Fashion Summit Copenhagen

 

HIDDEN GEM

The Ceramic Art School in Mukono, Uganda. At the same time the pottery is the core of the rise and pride of Ugandan art, which had entirely been demolished by Idi Amin. The film follows the connection between the new rise of Ugandan pottery art and the chance it bears by portraying the lives of some of the potters: the founder of the pottery, a student, a pottery master, the future director of the pottery and one student who became a shooting star in contemporary pottery and African art in Uganda.

DIRECTOR

Anna Bolster

 

DOP

Laura Schnurre

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2016

Produced for Vision for Africa and Goethe Institut Uganda

 

CALLE DEL ARTE

Calle des Arte is a documentary directed by Viviane Blumenschein, which accompanies Clemencia Labin, the inhabitants and the artists before, during and after the Velada Santa Lucía 2012.

DIRECTOR

Viviane Blumenschein

 

DOP

Björn Knechtel

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2013

Funded by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in collaboration with ZDF/arte

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