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AS SHADOWS FADE

DIRECTOR

Burcu Aykar

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

in development

 

CO PRODUCTION

Liman Film

Solis Film

FUNDERS

German Turkish Co-Development Fund

MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Meetings on the Bridge IKSV Istanbul

MARKETS

Best Project Award 32nd Ankara Film Festival 2021

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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 Bridge 2020

Winner of Work in Progress Antalya Film Forum 2020

FESTIVALS

International Feature Film Competition @Visions du Réel 2021

Official Section Panorama @DocsBarcelona 2021

Competition Programme @Sarajevo Film Festival 2021

fARAD, Rumania 2021

National feature film competition @Adana Film Festival 2021

International Competition @Flahertiana FF, Perm Russia 2021

Official Selection @BFI London Film Festival 2021

Section Documentaire @Cinemed Montpellier 2021

West Lake IDF, China 2021 

Guangneung, South Korea 2021

Documentary Section @Camerimage 2021

Family Topography section @RIDM Montréal 2021

German Premiere @Kasseler Dokfest 2021

Best of Fests @IDFA 2021

Selection @European Film Awards

official selection @Zurich HRFF 2021

Section Competition Revolution @Cinemamed, Belgium 2021

Cinema Verité IDF 2021, Iran

AWARDS

Special Jury Award @Visions du Rèel 2021

Human Rights Award Sarajevo 2021

Best Film, Best Editing, Special Jury Mention to Zeynep Cupur

@Adana Film Festival 2021

Second Silver Nanook and Audience Award @Flahertiana Film Festival, Perm, Russia 2021

Mention @Cinemed Montpellier 2021

Jury Special Award @Crime and Punishment Festival Istanbul 2021

 

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

on Netflix in non german speaking countries

 

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

Safar London Filmfestival 2021

Flahertiana FF, Perm Russia 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

Best Documentary @Critics Award for Arab Cinema, Festival de Cannes 2021

Best Director @GUKIFF South Korea Filmfestival 2021

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ABO ZABAAL PRISON 1989

Bassam, a filmmaker and activist, reaches out to his estranged father. He revisits and reconstructs traumatic memories of his father's political arrest and torture in 1989 which had decisive ramifications on Bassam and his mother. Can an immersive experience into the painful memories of the past help them heal and move on?

DIRECTOR

Bassam Mortada

 

DOP

Mohamed El-Hadidi

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

in production

 

CO PRODUCTION

See Media Egypt

 

MARKETS

winner of Robert Bosch Film Prize 2019

Durban FilmMart 2020

IDFA Forum 2021

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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

 

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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